Press Release: Winooski Police Department DUI Checkpoint

The Winooski Police Department will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 8 PM to 3 AM. An aggressive effort will be made to identify and remove impaired drivers from our highways. Officers will also be enforcing seatbelt, child restraint, cell phone use, and any other motor vehicle laws they may encounter.

For more information, click here to view the full press release.

Questions regarding this press release may be directed to Sgt. Derrick Kendrew of the Winooski Police Department: / 802 655 0221

2018 Winooski Police Dept. Community Survey

The Winooski Police Department needs your help.

Please take a brief moment and fill out our 2018 WPD Community Survey. This questionnaire is part of an ongoing effort to solicit feedback regarding police services in an effort to help us develop our strategic plan and provide the best police services for the residents of Winooski. Your responses are completely anonymous – feel free to reach out with any questions.

Questions regarding this survey can be directed to Rick Hebert, Chief of Police:

Press Release: Winooski Small Business Loan Program Now Open

The City of Winooski is pleased to announce that the Winooski Small Business Loan Program is currently accepting applications. This program expands the City’s commitment to economic vitality by providing access to financing for new and existing businesses in Winooski. The $250,000 small business revolving loan fund will be serviced by Opportunities Credit Union and offers loans from $5,000 to $75,000. The program is designed to financially assist any new or existing small business in Winooski that will:

  1. create or stabilize employment opportunities;
  2. reduce commercial vacancy rates in the City;
  3. provide desired goods and services for our community; and
  4. contribute to the economic vitality of the City.

The purpose of the Winooski Small Business Loan (WSBL) program is to assist Winooski businesses in obtaining financing for a wide range of business needs including, but not limited to, equipment purchases, leasehold improvements, and major repairs. Businesses which meet specific criteria may be eligible for interest buy downs on their loans.


  • The maximum loan from this program is $75,000. The minimum loan amount is $5,000
  • The maximum loan term is 7 years unless otherwise provided by regulation, guarantee or OCU Small Business Lending Policy.
  • The area served by the WSBL program shall include the geographical limits of the City of Winooski, Vermont

To view the full list of Small Business Loan Program guidelines, click here.

“A thriving business community does not happen by accident. It takes countless hours of hard work, courage, creativity, and dedication on behalf of the business owners. Winooski thrives off of the vibrancy created by our small businesses, and as a city, it is critical that we take steps to support their success. The Winooski Small Business program will ensure our community is a place where businesses can succeed, making Winooski an exciting place to live and visit. ”

– Seth Leonard, Mayor of Winooski

“The City is committed to supporting and growing our thriving business community. The Small Business Loan Program is an incentive for new businesses choosing to locate in Winooski, as well as a boost for existing businesses seeking to expand.”

– Heather Carrington, Community and Economic Development Officer

For more information about the program, please contact Heather Carrington, Community and Economic Development Officer: / 802 655 6410

Download the official press release here.

Small Business Loan Fund Committee

Notice of Winooski Planning Commission Meeting on 3/22/18

Join the Winooski Planning Commission for their regular meeting on Thursday, 3/22/18 (6:30 pm @ Winooski City Hall / 27 W. Allen Street). Meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to join.

The Planning Commission is responsible for setting out land use and development policies for the City, as adopted by the City Council. Vermont statute lays out broad policies; these are tailored locally in each community. The Municipal Development Plan is the land use policy document for the City and is implemented through the Unified Land Use Regulations Both Plan and Ordinance are work-products of the Commission.

Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

For previous meeting minutes and documents, click here.

Notice of Winooski City Council & Liquor Control Board Meeting on 3/19/18

Join Winooski City Council for their regular meeting on Monday, 3/19/18 (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).

Community members are encouraged to participate, click below to view the agendas for this meeting:

Click here to view the Liquor Control Board Agenda.

Click here to view the City Council Agenda.

For previous agendas and minutes, click here.

City Council

Spring 2018 Community Services Programming Brochure

The City of Winooski presents the Spring 2018 Community Services Programming Brochure.

The Spring issue contains program information for the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Winooski Memorial Library, and the Winooski Senior Center as well as our Children and Family Programs, volunteer opportunities, and community events.

Click here to download the Spring 2018 issue or pick up a copy at Winooski City Hall, the O’Brien Community Center, the Winooski Memorial Library, and the Winooski Senior Center.

Visit today to sign up for any of our amazing programs!

Interested in partnering with the City to create a community program?

Click here to fill download our Community Services Program Proposal Form.

Questions regarding this brochure or the Community Services Department can be directed to Ray Coffey, Community Services Director: / 802 655 6410



Winooski Community Garden Plots Now Available

The 2018 Community Garden season approaches!

Plot reservations are now available. The Winooski Community Garden program offers five unique spaces for seasonal gardening:

The Landry Park Community Garden 

The O’Brien Community Center Garden 

The O’Brien Community Center Green House

The West St. Community Garden

The Winooski Senior Center Garden

Click here to learn more about the Winooski Community Garden Program and register your plot today.

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

802 777 1621 /

Community Gardens

Notice of Public Safety Commission Meeting

Join the Winooski Public Safety Commission for their regular meeting on Tuesday, 3/13/18 (6:30 pm @ Winooski City Hall, 27 West Allen Street).  Meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to join.

The Public Safety Commission is responsible for strategic planning for the Public Safety Division at the City of Winooski. The Commission will focus on the services and programs provided by the Code Enforcement, Fire, and Police departments.

Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

For previous meeting minutes and documents, click here.

Public Safety Commission

Questions regarding the Public Safety Commission can be forwarded to Rick Hebert, Staff Liaison to the Winooski Public Safety Commission: / 802 655 0221

Unofficial 2018 Town Meeting Day Election Results

Click here to download the City Clerk’s unofficial Town Meeting Day election results.

For Mayor:

To elect a Mayor for a term of three (3) years.

Seth Leonard: 851

For Councilors:

To elect two (2) City Councilors for a term of two (2) years each.

Kristine Lott: 607

Hal Colston: 537

Ebony Nyoni: 347

For Water Commissioner:

Jonathan Stockbridge: 805

Article Three: City Budget

Shall the voters of the City of Winooski approve the budget for the Fiscal Year for 2019 in the amount of Six Million, Six Hundred Ninety-Seven Thousand, Nine Hundred Eighty-Eight Dollars and Seventy-Seven Cents ($6,697,988.77)?  The amount to be raised from property taxes is Five Million, Three Hundred Eighty Thousand, Five Hundred Twenty-Nine Dollars and Thirteen Cents ($5,380,529.13)?

Yes: 701

No: 232

Article Four:

Shall the City Council be authorized to apply for and accept funds from sources other than property taxation, and to expend the same for the benefit of the City in addition to sums for which budget appropriation has been made? (Approval of this article will not impact property taxes.)

Yes: 854

No: 80

Article Five:  Bond Vote

Shall general obligation bonds of the City of Winooski in an amount not to exceed One Million, Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($1,450,000) be issued for planning, design, and construction of capital improvements to the City’s wastewater treatment plant, including a new headworks structure housing a mechanical screen and grit removal system and a garage building, at a total estimated cost of $1,450,000? Of this funding One Million, Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000) is expected to be eligible for funding from the State Revolving Loan Fund for the new headworks improvements Repayment is intended to come from the enterprise fund, subject to any reduction for applicable state and federal grants-in-aid and any applicable general funds.

Yes: 823

No: 110

Article Six:

Shall the City of Winooski enter into an agreement for the formation of a union municipal district to be known as the Chittenden County Public Safety Authority, for the purpose of providing regional emergency dispatch?

Yes: 638

No: 234

For School Trustee:

Two Year Term 

Tori Cleiland: 542

Alexander Yin: 192

Three Year Term

Alexander Yin: 226