Burlington Infrastructure

Burlington City Hall
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The Burlington City Council has authorized the purchase of four new sidewalk plows.  The funds had originally been slated to come from proceeds from the sale of Burlington Telecom, but instead will be taken from the city’s Unassigned Fund Balance.

Burlington High School, Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont voters approved two bonds Tuesday totaling nearly $100 million to upgrade the high school and the city’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

Voters in Vermont's largest city have approved two multi-million dollar bonds.

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On Tuesday, Burlington voters will decide whether to approve nearly $30 million in bonds to improve the city’s wastewater and stormwater systems.

Burlington City Hall
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Burlington, Vermont officials will hold a town hall meeting Thursday to review a proposed plan to upgrade the city’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announces proposed Clean Water Resiliency plan
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Last week, Burlington, Vermont’s mayor and Department of Public Works officials announced an accelerated plan to renovate the city’s wastewater and storm water system after chronic problems with overflows this summer.  The $30 million plan went before city councilors this week, who have sent it to the November ballot for voter approval.

Burlington is making efforts to improve storm water infrastructure a priority following a number of sewage overflows into Lake Champlain.

Infrastructure work near downtown Burlington 10-6-17
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Burlington, Vermont is wrapping up the first construction season under the city’s Sustainable Infrastructure Plan. In November 2016 voters approved $25.5 million in general obligation bonds to fund the five-year infrastructure project. The plan includes the repair or replacement of streets and sidewalks, aging fire trucks, the bike path, water systems and other infrastructure resources. Mayor Miro Weinberger says substantial work has been done and the city is on target to meet its goals.