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Reminder Re: Dogs – Leashes and Collars Required

The City of Winooski would like to remind our residents and visitors that leash laws apply to any dog owner in the City. As stated in our regulations and ordinances:

Winooski Municipal Code 
Chapter 3: Animals Dogs and Wolf Hybrid 
SECTION 3.12. LEASHES AND COLLARS REQUIRED; DOGS RUNNING AT LARGE 

A. Each person who keeps a dog contrary to the license provisions of this article shall be guilty of a violation of this code. All unlicensed dogs found within the limits of the city shall be impounded as provided herein.

B. All dogs kept or harbored within the city shall wear a collar or harness which shall have firmly attached thereto the dog’s registration tag, name, address of its owner and its current rabies tag.

C. All dogs shall be restrained by leash, chain or other device whenever the dog is off the property of the dog’s owner or keeper. No owner shall permit or cause any dog to go at large within the city. Any dog that enters the property of another other than its owner, or roams the streets idly, or causes property damage, or creates a nuisance shall be deemed to be running at large, and its owner shall be held to have permitted such dog to go at large.

SECTION 3.13. NUISANCES

A. An owner of a dog shall not allow, permit, or suffer such dog to create a nuisance. The following activities shall be deemed nuisances: 1. A dog that defecates in any public area or on the private premises of another person and whose owner does not immediately remove the fecal material and dispose of it in a sanitary manner.

If you believe a community member is in violation of this ordinance, please call or email the Winooski Police Department Animal Control Officer, Stephanie Gringas: 802 655 0221 / sgingras@essex.org

The Winooski Police Department has increased foot patrols in our Public Parks in response to the increase of unleashed dogs. In addition, our Animal Control Officer has been working on community outreach regarding this matter. The Department of Community Services is currently working on new leash law signage in our Public Parks.

City of Winooski Regulations and Ordinances

Dog License Registration

Community Services Commission is Looking for New Members

The Winooski Community Services Commission is looking for new members!

The Community Services Commission is a diverse group of Winooski residents responsible for strategic planning of the Community Services Department. The Commission will study existing programs, analyze challenges and opportunities, generate ideas and recommend policies to further the goals and objectives of the Department and recommend budgets to City Council. The Commission also supports the Department by bringing resident opinions, attitudes, and needs to the decision-making process, while being advocates for the Community Services Department to the wider community.

The Community Services Department is made up of the City of Winooski Memorial Library, the Dept. of Recreation and Parks, the Winooski Senior Center, the Dept. of Children and Family Programs, and the City’s Volunteer Management Program.

If you or someone you know lives in Winooski and has an interest in civic engagement, local government, or community service, click below and apply today:

Community Services Commission

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

Winooski Recreation & Parks Presents Naturalist Walk: Foraging

The City of Winooski Department of Recreation and Parks has partnered with Ondatra Adventures to provide and fun and educational naturalist walk through Casavant Park in Winooski! It doesn’t take traveling to the far reaches of the wilderness to immerse oneself in the world of edible, medicinal, and useful plants. In fact, many plants that are considered ‘weeds’ are our most powerful and nutritional allies.

Join Dave Muska of Ondatra Adventures to learn about the many edible and medicinal plants that inhabit our forests, fields, cities, and backyards. Along the walk, Dave will share his knowledge and personal stories of plants, animals, and fungal species, why they are significant and their relationship to humankind.

• July 3, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
• Casavant Natural Area
• Adults (18+)
• $30 registration cost

Click here to sign up today!

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

802 777 1621 / recreation@winooskivt.org

Notice of Board of Civil Authority Meeting on 6/20/18

The Board of Civil Authority (Board of Abatement) will hold a meeting at Winooski City Hall (27 West Allen Street) on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 @ 6 PM. Board of Civil Authority meetings are open to the public.

Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

Click here for previous agendas, minutes, and documents.

Questions regarding the Board of Civil Authority can be forwarded to Carol Barrett, Winooski City Clerk: cjbarrett@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Board of Civil Authority

 

Notice of Public Works Commission Meeting on 6/14/18

Join the Winooski Public Works Commission for their regular meeting on Thursday, 6/14/18 (6:30 pm @ Winooski City Hall, 27 West Allen Street). Meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to join.

The Public 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.

Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

For previous meeting minutes and documents, click here.

Questions regarding the Public Works Commission can be forwarded to Jon Rauscher, Staff Liaison to the Winooski Public Works Commission: jrauscher@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Notice of Planning Commission Meeting on 6/14/18

Join the Winooski Planning Commission for their regular meeting on Thursday, 6/14/18 (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.

Questions regarding this meeting and the Winooski Planning Commission can be directed to Jessie Baker, Winooski City Manager: jbaker@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Notice of Community Services Commission Meeting on 6/13/18

Join the Winooski Community Services Commission for a special meeting on Wednesday, 6/13/18 (6:30 pm @ Winooski City Hall / 27 W. Allen Street). Meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to join.

The Community Services Commission is a diverse group of Winooski residents responsible for strategic planning of the Community Services Department. The Commission will study existing programs, analyze challenges and opportunities, generate ideas and recommend policies to further the goals and objectives of the Department and recommend budgets to City Council.

Click here to view the agenda for this meeting.

For previous meeting minutes and documents, click here.

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 Public Safety Commission Meeting on 6/12/18

Join the Winooski Public Safety Commission for their regular meeting on Tuesday, 6/12/18 (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.

Questions regarding this meeting or the Public Safety Commission can be directed to Rick Hebert, Chief of Police: rhebert@winooskipolice.com / 802 655 0221

Winooski Library “Youth Hangout” Volunteers Needed!

Are you good with kids? Want to help improve the programs and services of the Winooski Memorial Library? Our Youth Hangout Buddies volunteer position helps engage & mentor youth during Library programs and services. This is a great opportunity to get connected with the community and to help make our programs succeed.

Click here to read the full volunteer description. Visit www.winooskivt.org/volunteer to learn more and apply today! Call or email the Winooski Memorial Library with questions regarding this program: 802 655 6424 / winooskilibrary@winooskivt.org

Volunteer