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August 2016 SBLT Board Meeting Minutes

Discussion at Our August 31, 2016 meeting focused on:
  • The work of the Wheeler Nature Park Conservation Easement Task Force (Sarah Dopp and Michael Mittag serve on this task force).
  • The location of a New Library for South Burlington.
  • Shelburne’s Solar Siting ordinance.

You may read them here: minutes-sblt-board-meeting-august-31-2016

City of South Burlington Comprehensive Plan

The City Council voted upon and approved the substantially updated and revised Comprehensive plan February 1, 2016. A copy of the approved plan is provided here for members review.  South Burlington Comp Plan

SBLT Monthly Board Meeting Day and Time

Please note the normal day and time for the SBLT’s monthly board meetings are the LAST WEDNESDAY of each month at Northfield Savings Bank on Shelburne Road at 4:30 PM.  All SBLT members (and interested community members) are welcome to attend!

The Board of Directors will not be meeting in July of 2016. The next regular board meeting will take place August 31, 2016.

SBLT Annual Meeting  – April 3, 2016

SBLT held its 13th Annual Meeting at the clubhouse at Ridgewood Estates off of Swift Street, Sunday April 3, 2016. .  The delicious potluck meal was followed by the business meeting which covered the election of a new director, Allan long, and reelection of current board members.

President Sarah Dopp presented the organization’s Annual Report and the South Burlington Land Trust Annual Award to former founding board member and great community citizen Barbara Bull, who has worked tirelessly to preserve open space.

The SBLT Award is given to a person or organization in South Burlington, whose work advances the mission for which the SBLT stands, and which makes South Burlington a better place to live. In 2010 the first award went to Marie Ambusk for her work on Tree-age and the establishment of a community nursery of trees.  In 2012 Common Roots was the recipient for their work to promote the eating of locally  grown food in South Burlington schools and neighborhoods. In 2014, the award went to Bread and Butter Farm and the 2015 recipients were the South Burlington Energy Committee.

10th Annual Meeting, March 10, 2013SBLTAwardPaquette

The 10th Annual Meeting of the SBLT took place March 10.  After the potluck meal, the last year’s activities were reviewed.  Two 3-year board terms were filled by Karen Ryder and Sarah Dopp. The SBLT Award was presented to Bernie Paquette, a 30-year resident of South Burlington, who is known for his advocacy for picking up litter, recycling and increasing our care for the city. He is shown here with SBLT President, Sarah Dopp.

Green Mountain Environmental Leadership Awards

On April 14, 2011 the Burlington Free Press and ECHO presented their inaugural environmental awards in 3 categories. The SBLT won the award in the “Courage in Leadership” category for our leadership in educating and mobilizing our community on the issue of siting the new police station in the Calkins Natural Area (now called Wheeler Nature Park). The resulting public vote resulted in saving the natural area and finding a desirable Gregory Drive location for the police facility. The award came in the form of a lovely reception at ECHO, lots of wonderful publicity for the SBLT, a beautiful Simon-Pearce engraved vase and a check for $1000 to further the SBLT’s conservation-based mission!

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