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Now Hiring: Recreation & Parks Youth Activities Coordinator

The City of Winooski is looking to enlist a Recreation & Parks Youth Activities Coordinator through membership in the Vermont Youth AmeriCorps program.

The Rec. & Parks Youth Activities Coordinator will assist the City’s Community Services Department in creating a Winooski where all community members meaningfully engage and connect to enriching, high-quality services designed to meet resident-identified needs. The Rec. & Parks Youth Activities Coordinator will build rapport and positive relationships with Winooski youth through programming and special events, such as:

Winooski Wednesdays – our free Summer concert series in Rotary Park.

• Our annual Halloween in Winooski celebration

• Youth Sports Programs, such as tennis, basketball, & football

Art in Nature Programs

and more!


Service in the Vermont Youth AmeriCorps program includes health coverage, living allowance, professional development opportunities, education awards, in-service training, and childcare/EBT/fuel assistance if eligible. Minimum age to apply: 21. Reliable transportation, valid license, & clean driving record required.

Click here to visit the AmeriCorps registration page and apply today!

Master Plan Revisioning @ The Winooski Farmer’s Market 9/23/18

The City of Winooski invites you to join our Planning and Zoning Manager, Eric Vorwald, and Regina Mahony, Planning Program Manager of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, at the Winooski Farmers Market on Sunday, 9/23/18 (10 AM – 2 PM). Eric and Regina will be tabling with updates and general information on the Winooski Master Plan Revisioning Process. Community members are encouraged to ask questions, provide input, and learn more in person!

Visit winooskivt.org/masterplan to learn more or submit your feedback today.

Winooski Planning Commission Begins Master Plan Revisioning

Winooski Housing Commission Meeting on 9/24/18

Join the Winooski Housing Commission for their regular meeting:

Monday, 9/24/18 – 6:00 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

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Winooski Housing Commission meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to participate. 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.

Questions regarding this meeting can be sent to Heather Carrington, Community & Economic Development Officer: hcarrington@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Housing Commission

Winooski Peace Initiative – International Day of Peace & Celebrating Winooski

The Winooski Peace Initiative are hosting 2 upcoming events and invite you to join them! These events are free and open to the public, all are welcome. Questions regarding these events can be sent via email to Sr. Pat Mckittrick: Pat.McKittrick@uvmhealth.org

International Day of Peace

Friday, 9/21/18 – 6 PM – 8 PM @ Winooski Senior Center (123 Barlow Street)

 

 

Celebrating Winooski – One Story at a Time

9/20/18 – 10/20/18 (Reception: Sunday, September 23, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 PM)

Development Review Board Meeting on 9/20/18

Join the Winooski Development Review Board for their regular meeting:

Thursday, 9/20/18 – 6:30 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

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Development Review Board meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to participate. 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.

Questions regarding this meeting can be sent to Eric Vorwald, Planning & Zoning Manager: evorwald@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Development Review Board

Winooski City Council and Liquor Control Meeting on 9/17/18

Join Winooski City Council and the Liquor Control Board for their regular meeting:

Monday, 9/17/18 – 6:00 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

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Winooski City Council and Liquor Control Board meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to participate. Questions regarding this meeting can be sent to Carol Barrett, Winooski City Clerk: cjbarrett@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

City Council

 

Call for Artists: Storm Drain Mural Project Coming to Winooski

Press Release: September 12th, 2018

Contact: Kristen Balschunat, Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (WNRCD)

kristen@winooskinrcd.org / 802 288 8155 Ext. 104

Calling all artists; professional and aspiring. Use your creativity to spread the word about stormwater quality in your community. Rethink Runoff is accepting storm drain mural concepts from now until September 24th, for a stormwater awareness campaign that will take place in Winooski on Wednesday, October 10th.

The purpose of the mural project is to raise public awareness about stormwater runoff. When it rains, trash and pollutants on our streets are carried to drains that lead directly into nearby streams and ultimately to Lake Champlain. It is important for everyone to pitch in by properly disposing of trash, oils, paints and other household waste.

Of the designs received, three artists will be selected to paint their murals on sidewalks adjacent to storm drains. Each artist will receive a $250 stipend upon successful completion of their mural. In order to be selected the following conditions must be met:

  • Artist must be available to paint their mural on Wednesday, October 10th (rain date Thursday, October 11th).
  • Artwork must contain a stormwater awareness message. It can be “Drains to Champlain” or your own, unique message.
  • Artists will be responsible for all paints, brushes, and supplies needed to paint their mural. Must coordinate with Rethink Runoff staff to ensure the correct type of paint and supplies are used.
  • Artists who live in Chittenden County, and especially in Winooski, are strongly encouraged to apply but anyone is welcome to submit a design for consideration.

The selection committee will utilize the following points system to choose four final designs:

  1. Mural concept clearly conveys and communicates the importance of keeping waterways clean and/or not dumping materials down drains – 5 pts
  2. Mural concept contains a catchy, environmental message – 5 pts
  3. Mural can easily be painted on the sidewalk adjacent to the drain – 5 pts
  4. Artist has a strategy for community involvement in their mural – 5 pts

To submit your art, visit http://winooskinrcd.org/news-and-events to complete an application form online or download a printable version. Concepts must be submitted no later than midnight on Monday, September 24th.

For questions, contact Kristen Balschunat at kristen@winooskinrcd.org or call 802 288 8155 ext. 104.

Rethink Runoff’s Stream Team is a project to engage citizens across a nine-town area (Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, Milton, Shelburne, South Burlington, Williston, Winooski, and Colchester) to implement projects to reduce nonpoint source pollution and stormwater volume at the local level. The program is managed by the Chittenden County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer designated towns and run by the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District. Learn more at www.rethinkrunoff.org

Planning Commission Meeting on 9/13/18

Join the Winooski Planning Commission for their regular meeting:

Thursday, 9/13/18 – 6:30 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

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Planning Commission meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to participate. This Planning Commission meeting will contain items pertaining to the Master Plan Revisioning Process. 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.

Questions regarding this meeting can be sent to Eric Vorwald, Planning & Zoning Manager: evorwald@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Planning Commission

Public Works Commission Meeting on 9/13/18

Join the Winooski Public Works Commission for their regular meeting:

Thursday, 9/13/18 – 6:30 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

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Public Works Commission meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to participate. The Public Works Commission is a standing group of residents tasked to assist with strategic planning for the Public Works Department at the City of Winooski. The Commission will focus on the services and programs provided by the Department, including streets & sidewalks, water/waste & stormwater, energy, maintenance of park grounds, municipal facilities, fleet & the downtown parking garage.

Questions regarding this meeting can be sent to Jon Rauscher, Director of Public Works: jrauscher@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Public Works Commission

Statement from Mayor Seth Leonard Re: Charter Change

Good Afternoon Neighbors,

As a Vermont municipality, the City of Winooski is organized by a Municipal Charter that is approved by the State Legislature. The Charter details how the City is organized, how the City can raise and spend funds, and defines the rules of municipal functions like elections. On Monday, August 20th the Winooski City Council approved a schedule timeline that asked for the development of charter change language that would permit all residents of the City, regardless of U.S. Citizenship status, over the age of 18, to vote in local elections (the change would impact municipal and school district elections only). The schedule proposed a timeline that could result in placing a special item on the general election ballot for public vote by the residents of Winooski on November 6th.

On September 4th, the Council considered initial draft charter change language, and also heard operational and legal updates on the proposal.

At the next Council meeting on Monday, September 17th at 6 PM in City Hall, Council will consider voting on the proposed language and could also formally authorize the proposed charter change to go on the ballot before voters during the November General Election on November 6th. The September 17th meeting is open to the public where you can share your thoughts on this issue directly with Council.

If you are unable to attend the City’s meetings, you can also reach out directly to members of City Council.

You can review the City Council meeting packages with detailed information on the proposal at the City’s website: winooskivt.org/city-council where you will also see contact information to contact Council members. You can also watch the August 20th and September 4th meetings online at CCTV’s website: cctv.org/winooski-city-council

Should the language and ballot placement be approved on September 17th, there would be two subsequent Public Hearings. One would occur on Thursday, October 4th (time and location to be determined) and Monday, October 15th. Those public meetings will also be warned opportunities for the community to weigh in on the content of the language. However, the decision as to whether the item will be warned for the ballot will occur on Monday, September 17th at 6 PM at City Hall.

When a charter change proposal is approved by the voters of a municipality, it then goes to the legislature. The legislature has the final authority to permit a change to occur, may alter the proposal to conform with their interpretation of the law, or could deny the proposal.

Official communications from the City and updates on important issues are also available via the City’s website: www.winooskivt.org and we also encourage you to connect with updates from the City via social media: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Sincerely,

Seth Leonard, Mayor of Winooski

City Council Contacts:

Seth Leonard: sleonard@winooskivt.org

Nicole Mace: nmace@winooskivt.org

Eric Covey: ecovey@winooskivt.org

Kristine Lott: klott@winooskivt.org

Hal Colston: hcolston@winooskivt.org