Winter Parking Ban In Effect—What you need to know.

Winter Parking Ban In Effect—What you need to know.

The South Burlington Police Department has issued notice that the WINTER PARKING BAN IS IN EFFECT. This ban is regardless of snowfall—this ban applies even if there is no snow. City of South Burlington Ordinance, Section 32: “No person shall, between the hours of 12 midnight and 8 am including Sundays and legal holidays, during the period from December 1 of each year to April 1 of the following year, park any vehicle within the limits of any public highway of the City.” A violation of the ordinance may mean a…

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I-89 Exit 14 Bike/Pedestrian Crossing Workshop—Output

I-89 Exit 14 Bike/Pedestrian Crossing Workshop—Output

Last week, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and the City of South Burlington hosted a public workshop to explore the needs and improvements for the I-89 Exit 14 Bike/Pedestrian crossing. As you might imagine for one of the busiest areas in the state, this crossing (both east and west over I-89) could use some improvement for many reasons. Attendees were engaged in identifying ideas—broad and specific—that could be useful to prepare options for improved transit for this busy area. At the end of the workshop, each participant had the…

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Generous Gift to SBPD for Life-Saving Equipment

Generous Gift to SBPD for Life-Saving Equipment

Today at Community Bible Church in South Burlington, the congregation began its service as it usually does—with song. Among the members finding their seats and voices were South Burlington police officers, including Chief Trevor Whipple. There were several officers in attendance and all were asked to come to the dais for the presentation of a donation to the South Burlington Police Department. Pastor Mike Kriesel spoke of the work that the SBPD do everyday to keep our city safe. While he was speaking, two of the officers were called out…

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Fire Dept Gets In on the Action – Halloween 2016

Fire Dept Gets In on the Action – Halloween 2016

Our South Burlington firefighters were also out for the Halloween festivities. Fire engines rolled into neighborhoods and firefighters handed out candy. Their offerings seemed to appease the many characters out for the night—including adorable lions! Check out their photos below. Click to view them in higher resolution.  

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THERE’S SOMETHING SCARY IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS… WHO YA GONNA CALL?

THERE’S SOMETHING SCARY IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS… WHO YA GONNA CALL?

South Burlington police aid ghosts, goblins & princesses. The good guys were at it again on Halloween night. Beginning at about 6:30 pm on Monday night, South Burlington police cruisers rolled into city neighborhoods. They found blood-thirsty vampires, scary witches, and hungry zombies.  There were beautiful princesses, swashbuckling pirates, and ghostbusters covered in ectoplasm. And, they were all looking for Halloween treats. South Burlington police officers set up candy distribution stations, and began handing out sweet loot.  In the days leading up to Halloween, the Youth Services officers assisted in…

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Fire Prevention Week: October 9-15, 2016

Fire Prevention Week: October 9-15, 2016

Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not so sure. A recent survey conducted by NFPA revealed that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. That lack of awareness is a concern for the South…

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August 9th Vote: Article 1—Public Safety Communications Equipment Bond

August 9th Vote: Article 1—Public Safety Communications Equipment Bond

In an emergency every second counts, and each message must be heard and understood. It is critical that fire, EMS, and police units are able to talk to each other, as well as the dispatch center. During natural disasters, fire, EMS, and police units must be able to communicate with public works personnel. The communications equipment must be reliable and up-to-date. Currently, the City of South Burlington has obsolete equipment, frequent equipment failure, repair parts are expensive or not available. This can lead to compromised communication when it is needed…

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