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Winooski City Council Meeting on 1/22/19

Join Winooski City Council for their regular meeting:

Tuesday, 1/22/19 – 6:00 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

View the agenda for this meeting

Download the meeting packet and documents

Winooski City Council 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

Winooski Public Works Council Liaison Update – January 2019

By Councilor Kristine Lott

Hello Winooski, I am happy to bring you the January Public Works Commission update. At last week’s meeting, the Commission reviewed current design documents for the pool replacement. The current plan has construction scheduled to begin this Summer.

You may view the documents, and other pertinent information, here.

The Commission also reviewed preliminary designs for a new parking garage and hotel that would be built on Abenaki Way, between CCV and River Run Apartments. The same designs were presented as part of the Public Works budget presentation during the January 7th City Council meeting. The development of the hotel and new garage would complete the build-out of the Downtown and alleviate pressures on the existing garage. A bond would be required to fund construction costs related to the parking infrastructure, and the debt service would be paid out of parking revenues, not your property taxes. Contracts for space in the existing garage will likely move into the new garage, opening more spaces for public use. The bond vote for this project may appear on upcoming Town Meeting Day ballots, which would allow construction to begin later this year.

Finally, the Commission reviewed a proposal to begin a scoping study to identify locally-supported improvements that enhance safety and accessibility, improve aesthetics, and maximize the gateway of East Allen Street from Roland Court all the way to the rotary. This study could lead to future improvements along this stretch of road.

Learn more about the Public Works Commission here.

Feel free to reach out to Deputy Mayor Nicole Mace with questions regarding this update: nmace@winooskivt.org

City of Winooski Seeks Interim Councilor

The City of Winooski is seeking an interim City Councilor to serve between January 29th, 2019 and March 5th, 2019 (Town Meeting Day).

Interested candidates must be registered to vote in Winooski and submit their contact information with a statement of interest to the City Clerk by Thursday, January 24th, 2019:

Winooski City Hall C/O Carol Barrett, City Clerk
27 West Allen Street Winooski, VT 05404
cbarrett@winooskivt.org

Questions regarding governance in Winooski can be sent to:

Jessie Baker, City Manager
jbaker@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Master Plan Public Hearing: 2/19/19 and 3/18/19

The City of Winooski’s Planning Commission has prepared a draft municipal plan update (Master Plan) for the City of Winooski that complies with, and includes information from, 24 VSA 117 §4302 related to statewide planning goals and 24 VSA 117 §4382 that identifies required planning elements. The Master Plan provides guidance to the community on the future use of resources and aligns with the Strategic Vision Statement. The Master Plan has been forwarded to the City Council for consideration of adoption.

The City Council will hold the first of two required hearings on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:05 PM to receive comments from the public regarding the proposed Master Plan. This meeting will take place at the Winooski City Hall located at 27 West Allen Street, Winooski, Vermont 05404. The second hearing is scheduled to take place on March 18, 2019. The Draft Plan and other related materials including the report from the Planning Commission can be viewed on the City’s website by visiting winooskivt.org/masterplan or at City Hall during normal business hours. Comments can be provided at the public hearing or in advance by submitting written comments to the City care of Eric Vorwald, AICP, Planning & Zoning Manager. Persons needing assistance should contact City Hall at 802 655 6410 at least 3 business days prior to the meeting.

Download this public hearing.

Master Plan Revisioning

Winooski Library Presents: Be My Valentine

Join the Winooski Memorial Library for a fun Valentine-making event:

• Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 / 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

• Free and open to all

Spread some love by making handmade valentines at the library! Make them for someone special, friends, family, or anyone you want.

Call or email the Winooski Memorial Library with questions regarding this program:

winooskilibrary@winooskivt.org / 802-655-6424

 

Development Review Board Meeting on 1/17/19

Join the Winooski Development Review Board for their regular meeting:

Thursday, 1/17/19 – 6:30 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

View the agenda for this meeting

Access previous minutes, agendas, and documents

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 Public Hearing on 1/17/19

Winooski City Council Meeting on 1/14/19

Join Winooski City Council for their regular meeting:

Monday, 1/14/19 – 6:00 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

View the agenda for this meeting

Download the meeting packet and documents

Winooski City Council 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

Reminder: Open Council Seats & Notice of Last Day to File a Ballot Petition

If you or someone you know wishes to run for Winooski City Council or Winooski School District Trustee a petition of 50 registered Winooski voter signatures is required.  Interested in learning more about Winooski’s Council-Manager form of government, the role of our elected officials, and city operations?

Please contact City Manager, Jessie Baker: jbaker@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

The last day to submit your petition to the City Clerk’s Office (Winooski City Hall, 27 West Allen Street) is Friday, February 1, 2019, at 4:30 PM. Petition templates can be downloaded here or picked up at the City Clerk’s Office.

Please note – the City Clerk’s Office asks petitioners to try to acquire more than 50 signatures. Registered voters may not sign more than one petition for the Office of Mayor. One signature per open City Council seat may be given.

Open terms:

Mayor:

2 yr unexpired term for Seth Leonard

Council Members:

2yr term (currently held by Nicole Mace)

2yr term (currently Eric Covey)

1 year unexpired Council term (vacated by Kristine Lott as required by Charter)

School Trustees:

1-2 yr term (currently held by Matt McNeil)

1-3 yr term (currently held by Jenn Corrigan)

Questions regarding governance in Winooski can be sent to Jessie Baker, Winooski City Manager:  jbaker@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410 

Questions regarding petitions can be sent to Carol Barrett, Winooski City Clerk:  cjbarrett@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410 

While They Last: Get Your “Throwback” Winooski T-Shirt Today

The City of Winooski Recreation and Parks team is excited to offer our classic “throwback” Winooski t-shirts – these designs are the last of their kind to ever be printed!

Rep #TeamWinooski in these comfortable, fitted shirts. Multiple styles are available, but stock is limited, so get yours now. Proceeds from each purchase will support Recreation and Parks programs in Winooski.

Click here to get yours today: http://bit.ly/winthrowback

Call or email with questions about these products: 802 777 1621 / recreation@winooskivt.org

Visit http://www.winooskirec.com to learn more about Recreation and Parks programs.