City Helps Hope Haven, Okays Fee Increases, Passes New Rules for Emerald Ash Borer Treatments

THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL AGREED LAST(MON) NITE TO ACT AS A CONDUIT FOR HOPE HAVEN, TO HELP IT GET AN 800-THOUSAND DOLLAR STATE GRANT TO BUILD A NEW SECOND-HAND STORE…HOPEFULLY YOURS…AT 617 JEFFERSON STREET.

 

SPOKESMAN JULIE ANDERSON SAYS THE NEW BUILDING’S EXPECTED TO COST 1.6-MILLION DOLLARS, OF WHICH 200-THOUSAND HAS BEEN RAISED LOCALLY  SO FAR.

 

IN OTHER BUSINESS, ERIC TYSLAND CAME UP WITH SOME NEW RULES FOR DEALING WITH A NEW ENEMY…THE EMERALD ASH BORER…AND BURLINGTON’S PLANNING & PARKS DIRECTOR SAYS THE CHANGES ARE DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE CITY AND ITS RESIDENTS.   THE CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE NEW REGULATIONS LAST(MON) NITE.

 

THE BURLINGTON COUNCIL APPROVED A NUMBER OF FEE INCREASES LAST(MON) NITE…BUT NOT BEFORE MEMBER TIM SCOTT HAD HIS SAY. THE LOCAL BUSINESSMAN SAYS THE COUNCIL SHOULD JUSTIFY THE USE OF EACH FEE BEFORE RAISING IT.   SCOTT VOTED AGAINST RAISING THE FEES FOR AUCTIONEERS LICENSES AND CLOSE-OUT SALES. HE ABSTAINED FROM VOTING TO APPROVE A SPECIAL EVENTS FEE.

 

THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL VOTED UNANIMOUSLY LAST(MON) NITE TO ESTABLISH “NO PARKING” ZONES IN THE 16- AND 17-HUNDRED BLOCKS OF DILL STREET, NEAR THE APPLE TREES MUSEUM. MARGARET HANSON OF 16-29 DILL WAS THE ONE WHO GOT THE BALL ROLLING.

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