Our first City Council meeting of September will take place on Tuesday, September 7th. We hope you enjoy the long Labor Day weekend!
During this meeting, a representative from the Vermont Air National Guard will be in attendance to provide updates on their operations and efforts to mitigate noise impact. We're hoping for a productive community dialogue during this meeting, please click here to view the agenda and participation instructions. If you plan on providing public comment, please take a moment to see how that process will be managed. In related news, Governor Phil Scott sent us an official response to the 2021 F-35 Town Meeting Day ballot item, which you can view here. For additional details regarding airport sound mitigation, visit winooskivt.gov/1392/Learn-About-Airport-Sound-Mitigation.
Our second City Council meeting will take place on Monday, September 20th. We will invite finalists for the City Manager position to introduce themselves and present to the public that evening. We encourage community members to attend, ask questions, and share your thoughts on who our next City Manager should be. We also have other employment opportunities right now, including a position for a Community Services Department Admin and Outreach Assistant. Learn more and apply at winooskivt.gov/jobs.
In COVID-19 news, we've updated our testing hours at the O'Brien Community Center and encourage everyone to test when they feel they've been exposed and to get vaccinated if you haven't already! Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD advises Vermonters to wear a mask in public indoor settings right now, while virus transmission is high. This is currently required in all of our municipal buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Wearing a mask helps protect you and the people around you from getting or spreading COVID-19, especially those who are immunocompromised or too young to be vaccinated. For full details, please visit winooskivt.gov/covid-19.
In other updates, be sure to check out the amazing free tree program for Winooski residents here. Many thanks to Councilor Jim Duncan and the Winooski Tree Committee for helping to facilitate this opportunity!
Work continues on the US-7 Concrete Repair project, which is scheduled to wrap up this fall. You can sign up for these updates (and all of our other email notifications) here.
Community members can check out the recently posted slate of youth recreation programs coming up this fall. Speaking of which, Labor Day is your last chance to swim at the Myers Memorial Pool. Many thanks to the countless community members who showed up for our re-opening season and to all the staff who worked so hard over the summer.
Lastly, I encourage you to donate blood at the upcoming blood drive on September 17th in support of Corporal Dean Fullerton of the Winooski Police Department. Shortly after returning home from vacation in May, Dean was diagnosed with High-Grade-B-Cell Lymphoma. The honorary blood drive will take place on Sept. 17th at the Winooski Senior Center, click here for details.
As always, feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.
Mayor Kristine Lott
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