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Winooski City Council & Liquor Control Board Meeting on 8/20/18

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

Monday, 8/20/18 – 6:00 pm @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

View the City Council agenda

View the Liquor Control Board agenda

Access previous agendas, minutes, and information

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

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Winooski Recreation Adult Dodgeball Tournament on 9/13/18

Join the Winooski Recreation and Parks Department for our Adult Dodgeball Tournament! The tournament will be round robin, four-on-four, and culminating with a seeded playoff bracket. Celebrate with us afterward at the Last Stop Sports Bar in Winooski (12 Malletts Bay Ave.) to commend all who played (21+).

• Thursday, 9/13/18 – 6 PM @ The O’Brien Community Center

• Adults 18+, co-ed – $20/team resident, $30/team non-resident

• Registration deadline: 9/7/18

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

Unofficial 2018 Vermont State Primary Election Results

To view the unofficial Vermont State Primary Election results, click here.

Unofficial Myers Memorial Pool Renovation Project Bond Vote Results:

Shall the bonds of the City of Winooski in an amount not to exceed Three Million Nine Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($3,920,000), be issued for the purpose of the planning, design and construction of improvements for the City, known as the Myers Memorial Pool Renovation Project, consisting of planning, design, construction, and reconstruction of the Myers Public Pool, including construction of an addition to the bathhouse building, a filter room, a competition pool, a family pool, and other park improvements?

Total Votes: 1330

Total Yes: 763

Total No: 554

Blank: 12 

Void: 1

Questions regarding the Vermont State Primary Election or the Myers Memorial Pool Renovation Project Bond Vote can be sent to:

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

Ray Coffey, Community Services Director – rscoffey@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Download the official press release here.

Notice of Vermont Gas Systems Utility Work on 8/14/18

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM, Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. will be updating their grid system under East Allen Street near the intersection of Manseau Street. The proposed work will make necessary updates to the Vermont Gas grid to maintain service to properties in the work area. East Allen Street will have one eastbound lane temporarily closed near the intersection of Manseau Street.

The sidewalk on the south side of East Allen Street near 268 East Allen Street will also be temporarily closed. Temporary traffic control signage will be posted.

Questions regarding this project can be sent to Ryan Lambert, Public Works Project Manager: rlambert@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

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Vermont Works for Women in the Parklet

On Thursday, August 16th, 2018, Vermont Works for Women will offer free tastings of their signature Peanut Butter Bars at the Winooski Seasonal Parklet! As part of their “Women In Summer Employment” (WISE) training, a group of young women has learned to make, package, and sell VWW’s signature Peanut Butter Bars, which come in three flavors: chocolate chip, cranberry, and coconut. This event will provide their trainees with a chance to build upon the professional skills they have harnessed over the summer with the greater Winooski community.

This event is free and open to all.

• 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
• 300 Main St in Winooski

Click here to join the event on Facebook.

Click here to learn more about the Seasonal Parklet Project:

Press Release: Winooski Plans Seasonal Parklet Project

Questions regarding this program can be sent to Aphaia Lambert-Harper, Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator: alambertharper@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Winooski Rec. Presents After School Activities

Unwind after the school day with some structured activities for youth on Tuesdays in September and October. The Department of Recreation and Parks will lead youth in games like basketball, soccer, dodgeball and more. This program is free and open to all youth. No registration required!

• FREE! 
• Every Tues. in Sept. & Oct. 2018
• 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM 
• @ The O’Brien Community Center Basketball Court

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

802 777 1621 /recreation@winooskivt.org

Reminder: Tax and Utility Bills Due 8/15/18

Quarterly reminder: Winooski Tax and Utility Bills are due Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.

Payments can be mailed to or made at the City Clerk’s Office on 27 West Allen Street (cash or checks only). The City Clerk’s Office will extend their operating hours to accept payments (7:30 AM – 5:00 PM from Monday, 8/13/18 through Wednesday, 8/15/18). 

If you have questions regarding your tax and utility bill, please call the City Clerk’s Office: 802 655 6410.

Joint Press Release: Winooski River Bridge Maintenance Begins 8/27/18

The Cities of Winooski and Burlington will be performing structural repairs on the Winooski River Bridge (US Route 2/7 Bridge over the Winooski River) beginning on August 27, 2018. The goal of this project is to make minor repairs to some sections of sidewalk and to complete regular maintenance of the bridge railing on the eastern side of the bridge.

The duration of work is expected to last between two and three months. During this time, repairs to the bridge’s sidewalk (southwest end, Burlington downstream side) will occur in advance of the replacement of several railing panels on the east/upstream side of the bridge.

Temporary closures of traffic lanes and sidewalks will occur during construction and may impact users of the bridge. The closures are necessary to allow for construction vehicles and to protect public safety when the repairs are taking place. Signage will be posted to indicate changes to traffic patterns. The City of Burlington will have adjacent work at minimum upgrading and adding pedestrian signal heads at the same time that the bridge railing work is happening. Burlington’s contractor will be required to maintain an accessible path through and between Colchester Avenue, Barrett Street, and Riverside Avenue.

Pedestrians and sidewalk users: During construction, one sidewalk will be closed to users; one sidewalk will remain open at all times. The eastern/upstream sidewalk will be closed for the majority of construction until railing panel replacements are complete. Temporary closure of the pedestrian underpass on the Winooski side may occur during repair work of overhead railings.

Vehicle and traffic lane users: During the entire scope of the project, temporary lane closures will occur between 9 AM and 3 PM; these will primarily be the eastern lane adjacent to the railing during that work. Closures may result in traffic delays on Main Street (Winooski), Colchester Avenue, Riverside Avenue, Mill Street, and Barrett Street (Burlington).

The project is funded through a Town Highway Structures Grant awarded by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), and a local match from the Cities of Winooski and Burlington. Administrative support will be provided by VTrans and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. McFarland Johnson is the design engineer and special inspector; Daniels Construction is the construction contractor.

Questions regarding this project can be sent to:

Laura K. Wheelock P.E. – Public Works Engineer (Burlington) / LWheelock@burlingtonvt.gov / 802 540 0397

Ryan Lambert – Public Works Project Manager (Winooski) / rlambert@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Download the official press release here.

Winooski Rec. Presents Art in Nature – Fall Edition

The City of Winooski Department of Recreation & Parks is providing a free art program which invites community members to express themselves artistically in Winooski’s beautiful public parks! Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy (famous sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist), this outdoor project facilitates an opportunity to create art by incorporating mindfulness, a renewed sense of excitement, inspiration, and peace of mind.

Fall 2018 dates:
Sunday, September 30 @ Casavant Natural Area 1 PM – 3 PM
Sunday, October 21 @ Gilbrook Natural Area 1 PM – 3 PM
Free, Adults 18+ (donations accepted)

Click here to sign up today!

Bring the following items for a more enjoyable afternoon:

• Camera
• Journal and pen
• Bug spray
• Appropriate clothing

We will start with a brief introduction and continue with “solo walks” – helping participants find inspiration for their art. Feel free to take notes or photos along the way! After our solo walks, we’ll enjoy some quiet time to reflect and journal or just take in the peaceful environment. Afterward, we’ll begin to create art using Winooski’s natural resources!

Call or email the Department of Recreation and Parks with questions regarding this program: 802 777 1621 / recreation@winooskivt.org