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Notice of Community Services Commission Meeting on 7/25/18

Join the Winooski Community Services Commission for their regular meeting and the Myers Memorial Pool Renovation Bond Vote Informational Q & A on Wednesday, 7/25/18 (6:30 pm @ Winooski City Hall / 27 West Allen Street).

Community members are encouraged to attend and participate. Light refreshments available.

Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

For previous Community Services Commission meeting minutes and documents, click here.

For comprehensive details regarding the Myers Memorial Pool Renovation Project, click here:

Myers Memorial Pool Renovation Project

Questions regarding this meeting or the Community Services Commission can be directed to Ray Coffey, Community Services Director: rscoffey@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Notice of Winooski Housing Commission Meeting on 7/23/18

Join the Winooski Housing Commission for their regular meeting on Monday, 7/23/18 (6:00 pm @ Winooski City Hall / 27 W. Allen Street). Meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to join.

The purpose of the Housing Commission is to engage the Winooski community in developing the vision of housing in Winooski in alignment with the Strategic Vision and to assist with making strategic policy decisions to guide staff work.

Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

For previous meeting minutes and documents, click here.

Questions regarding this meeting or the Winooski Housing Commission can be sent to Heather Carrington, Community and Economic Development Officer:

hcarrington@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Winooski Youth Football Meet & Greet

Winooski Recreation & Parks staff is proud to introduce Dan Fay, Tyson Huntley, Mike Smith, and Jaret Chagnon as our Youth Football coaches this year. Join us for a sign-up day to learn about the Youth Football Program and take a moment to meet our dedicated coaches. We hope to see you there!

Thurs. Aug. 2 & Thurs. Aug. 9 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ The O’Brien Community Center

Click here to join the event on Facebook.

Click here to learn more about our Youth Football Program and register today:

2018 Winooski Co-ed Youth Football

Don’t forget to sign up for our Youth Football Conditioning Camp too! Click here to register today.

Call or email the Department of Recreation and Parks with questions regarding this program:

802 777 1621 / recreation@winooskivt.org

2018 Operation Safety Corridor

Together with Vermont State Police, Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement, local law enforcement, municipal partners, and the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance, VTrans has identified four corridors where data indicates that a combination of high traffic volume, high speeds and a high rate of crashes demands an increased level of enforcement. These areas, called “Safety Corridors” will see an enhanced enforcement effort focusing on speeding, distracted and aggressive driving, impaired driving, and seat belt use. The goal of Operation Safety Corridor is to reduce the number of crashes, improving safety on Vermont roadways.

Safety Corridor Locations

  • I 89 South Burlington – Colchester, 55 MPH speed zone from just south of Exit 13 to just north of Exit 16
  • I 89 NH border to Exit 1 & I 91, 55 mph speed zone
  • US 7  Pittsford – Brandon
  • VT 22A from VT 125 to VT 73, just south of the intersection with VT 73 and Cook Road

How will Operation Safety Corridor be evaluated?

To develop a baseline to track the effectiveness of Operation Safety Corridor, the five year crash history and enforcement history of each site has been analyzed, and where possible, speed sensor carts have been used to collect one to two weeks of speed data. Throughout the Operation, speed cart and sensor data, crash data, and enforcement output will be collected and analyzed. Following the Operation, crash data will be analyzed to determine whether the crash frequency and severity have been impacted. The before and after speed trends will also be analyzed to see if results are lasting. Finally, partners in Operation Safety Corridor will work together to determine the level of enforcement activity needed going forward.

For more information, click here.

Winooski Representatives Needed for CSWD Board of Commissioners

The Chittenden Solid Waste District Board of Commissioners is looking to appoint Winooski commissioners!

The CSWD is a municipality created to implement solid waste management mandates legislated by the State of Vermont. The District is governed by a Board of Commissioners representing the communities of Chittenden County, Vermont. Their mission is to reduce and manage the solid waste generated within Chittenden County in an environmentally sound, efficient, effective and economical manner.

Click here to learn more about CSWD’s Board of Commissioners.

To apply, click here to fill out our Board/Commission application.

Questions regarding the CSWD Board of Commissioners can be sent to Jessie Baker, Winooski City Manager:

802 655 6410 / jbaker@winooskivt.org

Notice of Development Review Board Meeting on 7/19/18

Join the Development Review Board for their regular meeting on 7/19/18 (6:30 pm at Winooski City Hall, 27 West Allen Street). Meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to join.

The Development Review Board (DRB) is a quasi-judicial volunteer resident board that upholds the standards and procedures defined in the Winooski Zoning Ordinance. The DRB reviews and makes decisions on subdivisions, site plans, conditional uses, variances, and appeals of the Zoning Administrator’s determinations.

Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

For previous meeting minutes and documents, click here

Questions regarding this meeting or the Development Review Board can be sent to Eric Vorwald, Planning & Zoning Manager: zoning@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Notice of Winooski City Council & Liquor Control Board Meeting on 7/16/18

Join Winooski City Council for their regular meeting on Monday, 7/16/18 (6:05 pm @ Winooski City Hall, 27 West Allen Street). The Winooski Liquor Control Board will precede this meeting for regular approvals (6:00 pm – 6:05 pm). Winooski City Council and Liquor Control Board meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to join.

Click here to view the Liquor Control Board Agenda.

Click here to view the City Council Agenda.

For previous agendas and minutes, click here.

Notice of Scheduled Public Works Project on 7/16 & 7/17

The Dept. of Public Works has permitted BP Wastewater Services to schedule a project on 48 Lafountain Street that will take place on Monday, July 16th and Tuesday, July 17th, 2018.

The scope of this work will be focused on replacing the sewer service line from the residential property to the centerline of Lafountain Street. LaFountain Street will be closed between Leclair Street and Franklin Street. Flaggers will be present at each end of the closure to allow residents access to their homes. The sidewalk will be closed in front of 48 Lafountain St. to allow workspace, pedestrians will be lead to the opposite sidewalk. Excavation related to this project may require a temporary road closure and detour.

Questions related to this project can be sent to John Choate, Dept. of Public Works Utility Manager:

jchoate@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Contact Us

Press Release: Winooski Plans Seasonal Parklet Project

The City of Winooski’s first-ever parklet project is coming to Main Street.

What is a parklet? 

Parklets are public seating platforms that convert curbside parking spaces into vibrant community spaces. Most parklets have a distinctive design that incorporates seating, greenery, and/or other pedestrian-friendly features.

About the project

On March 27th, 2018, AARP awarded the City of Winooski Community Services Department with their Placemaking Demonstration Project Grant in the amount of $3,000. These funds will be applied to creating a special seasonal parklet that will be located in front of 300 Main Street. Weather depending, the parklet will be installed on August 4th, 2018 and will remain on Main Street until October 2018 using on-street parking spaces. This small portion of Main Street offers easy access to new businesses, residential developments, and close proximity to the Winooski School District.

Project goal

The AARP Placemaking Demonstration Project Grant focuses on helping communities create and enhance physical spaces – encouraging livability, walkability, wellness, and healthy aging for seniors. By creating this parklet, The City aims to continue our efforts in increasing pedestrian access to safe public places for all people to gather.

Programming information

Community Services Departments will be hosting three events during this project:

Winooski Senior Center – “Picnic in the Parklet” 8/7/18, 12 PM – 1:30 PM

Winooski Rec. & Parks – “Play in the Parklet” 8/15/18 – 1 PM – 3 PM

Winooski Memorial Library – “Pop-up Library in the Parklet” 8/22/18, 12 PM – 2 PM

Full program details and Facebook event pages TBA. 

A call to action

 In addition to small events hosted by the Community Services Department, the City of Winooski invites our community members, businesses, and organizations to lead activities or programs in the parklet! Dates are flexible between August and October. If you are interested in hosting a small, inclusive, free-and-open-to-all community event please contact our Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator, Aphaia Lambert-Harper:

alambertharper@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Questions regarding this project can be sent to Ray Coffey, Community Services Director:

rscoffey@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Download the full press release here. Visit the Seasonal Parklet Project page:

Winooski Seasonal Parklet Project