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City Council / Community Development Trust Meeting 2/19/19

Join the Winooski Community Development Trust Board and Winooski City Council for their regular meeting:

Tuesday, 2/19/19 – 6:00 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

Download the agendas and meeting packets for this meeting.

Winooski City Council meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to participate. Click here to learn more about Winooski City Council.

Questions regarding this meeting can be sent to Carol Barrett, Winooski City Clerk:

cjbarrett@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

City Council

Winooski Housing Commission Meeting on 2/18/19

Join the Winooski Housing Commission for their regular meeting:

Monday, 2/18/19 – 6:00 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

View the agenda for this meeting

Access previous minutes, agendas, and documents

Housing Commission meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to participate. Click here to learn more about the Housing Commission.

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

Housing Commission

2019 Community Garden Registration

The 2019 Community Garden season is right around the corner – registration begins today for returning gardeners! 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, and the Winooski Senior Center Garden.

2/15/19: returning gardener registration opens

3/15/19: returning gardener registration ends, new gardener registration opens

3/16/19: Green House Opening Work Day

4/15/19: new gardener reg. closes, waitlist opens

4/27/19: Garden Opening Work Day (weather depending)

Click here to learn more and sign up today

Call or email Winooski Recreation and Parks with questions regarding this program:

802 777 1621 / recreation@winooskivt.org

City of Winooski Awarded NRPA 10-Minute Walk Grant

The City of Winooski is proud to announce that it is one of ten communities nationwide selected to receive $40,000 in grant funding from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) as part of its national 10-Minute Walk campaign. The 10-Minute Walk campaign – led by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) – is funded by the JPB Foundation and aims to address the fact that one in three Americans don’t have a park within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of home.

Funds received through the grant will help the City of Winooski to develop a comprehensive Parks and Open Space plan, including improving access and connectivity between City parks and developing plans to make one of Winooski’s parks universally accessible for all visitors regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.

“Parks are essential to the health, happiness and prosperity of our nation,” said Jack Kardys, chair, NRPA Board of Directors. “We believe everyone deserves a great park and we’re proud to help lead this effort that prioritizes parks in cities and urban areas across the country.” The 2019 grant cohort includes Bennettsville, South Carolina; Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles City, California; Los Angeles County, West Athens-Westmont, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Paterson, New Jersey; Raleigh, North Carolina; Tacoma, Washington; Lynnwood, Washington; and Winooski, Vermont.

“This grant is a tremendous recognition for our City,” said Ray Coffey, Community Services Director for the City of Winooski. “To have the opportunity to work with an outstanding group of Parks agencies and professionals nationwide will be a huge boost for our efforts to improve our own local parks for our residents and visitors.”

“We are so excited to enhance our City parks, making them more accessible and inclusive for all through this program. Green spaces are vital to our wellness especially in urban areas like Winooski,” said Alicia Finley, Recreation and Parks Manager for the City of Winooski.

The City of Winooski currently has nearly 200 acres of parks and open space within its 1.4 square miles, with 82% of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park, compared to a national average of 55%.

To learn more about the 10-Minute Walk campaign, visit www.10minutewalk.org

To learn more about NRPA, visit www.nrpa.org

Download this press release.

Questions regarding this press release can be sent to:

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

Planning Commission Meeting on 2/14/19

Join the Winooski Planning Commission for their meeting and the East Allen Street Scoping Study Local Concerns Meeting.

Thursday, 2/14/19 – 6:30 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

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Access previous minutes, agendas, and documents

Planning Commission meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to participate. Click here to learn more about the Planning Commission.

East Allen Street Scoping Study Local Concerns Meeting

Questions regarding this meeting can be sent to Eric Vorwald, Planning and Zoning Manager:

evorwald@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Board of Civil Authority Meeting on 2/13/19

Join the Board of Civil Authority for their regular meeting:

Wednesday, 2/13/19 – 5:30 PM @ Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen Street)

View the agenda for this meeting

Access previous minutes and agendas

Board of Civil Authority meetings are open to the public – community members are encouraged to participate. Click here for more information on the Board of Civil Authority.

Questions regarding this meeting can be sent to Carol Barrett, Winooski City Clerk:

cjbarrett@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

FY20 Budget Presentations

Join the City of Winooski and the Winooski School District for our FY20 budget presentations!

Monday, February 11, 2019

11:30 AM @ the Winooski Senior Center (123 Barlow Street)

We’ll start at 11:30 AM with WSD’s presentation by Mike Decarreau, School Board President, followed by the City’s presentation presented by Jessie Baker, City Manager, and Mayor Nicole Mace.

Community members are encouraged to join us and ask questions about the budget, ballot items, and all things related to Town Meeting Day. To view the official warning of the 96th annual meeting, click here. Additional Town Meeting Day information, sample ballots, and our annual report will be posted soon.

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Can’t make this meeting? CCTV Vermont will be hosting a live Budget and Ballot Item Presentation on Monday, Feb 11th at 5:25 PM. You can live stream or watch the recorded video here: http://bit.ly/watchcctv

Community members are also invited to join us for Winooski Partnership for Prevention’s Budget Presentations Community Dinner:

Wednesday, February 20th

5:30 PM @ the O’Brien Community Center (32 Malletts Bay Ave)

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And as always, we’ll be presenting the budget and ballot items at the March 4th informational meeting at the Winooski School District before Town Meeting Day.

Questions regarding the City’s budget can be sent to Jessie Baker, City Manager:

jbaker@winooskivt.org / 802 655 6410

Questions regarding the School’s budget can be sent to Sean McMannon, WSD Superintendent:

smcmannon@wsdschools.org / 802 383 6120

Warning of the 96th Annual City Meeting

Winooski Rec. Presents Public Speaking W/ Peter Burns

Winooski Recreation and Parks has partnered with Peter Burns, a professional storyteller and presenter with 35+ years of experience to offer a comprehensive public speaking course.

As a scholar for the Vermont Humanities Council, Peter has taught Public Speaking and Storytelling in schools and for many organizations such as the AmeriCorps VISTA program. His work has been featured on NPR!

Many people fear getting up in front of a group and making a presentation, yet being able to do so is essential. Whether you are giving a professional presentation, talking to a school board or hosting an event, effective public speaking skills are important. In this class, you will learn simple and effective methods for talking to a group. We will also have a chance to practice and perfect our techniques. This class is designed to be fun and interactive.

This course is for adults (18+) and will be split up into 5 sessions at the O’Brien Community Center on 32 Malletts Bay Ave. in Winooski.

• $35 residents / $40 for non-residents
• Adults 18+
• Registration deadline: February 22nd, 2019
• Thursdays, Feb 28 – March 28 / 7 PM – 8 PM
• O’Brien Community Center

Click here to register today!

Questions regarding this program can be sent to:  recreation@winooskivt.org / 802 777 1621