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Latest Winooski Update - Friday, 8.7.20

Mayor’s Update

Hello Neighbors,

I’m happy to report that there have been no new cases associated with the Winooski/Burlington outbreak for three whole weeks. In fact, only two new related cases were reported for the entire month of July. Our community stepped up to keep each other safe by getting tested, staying home, socially distancing, and wearing masks – thank you all for your commitment and support in keeping each other safe and healthy! I also want to thank the Vermont Department of Health and our community partners who continue to provide testing support and guidance to meet our resident’s needs. Remember, while the local outbreak has subsided, the virus is still present in Vermont and we need to continue to be vigilant in protecting ourselves and our neighbors.

Real economic impacts are still an issue in the community. There are many resources to help you through this difficult time. Currently, Vermont Legal Aid is assisting those who are having trouble paying their rent – visit https://vtlawhelp.org/coronavirus-updates#rent to learn more, translated materials are provided. The Vermont Housing Finance Agency is also providing support for folks who are behind on their mortgage. Learn more about their program by visiting http://www.vhfa.org/map. Many other resources are available on the City’s website https://www.winooskivt.gov/covid-19 and through https://www.vermont211.org or by dialing 2-1-1.

If you’re looking to help your neighbors, consider the following options:

In other news, we held our regular City Council meeting last Monday. You can watch the Council Reports, City Updates, or the entire meeting here. During the meeting, we discussed an update on the odor from the CBD processing business on Elm Street. We also approved the resurfacing of Maple and Union Streets this summer and awarded a bid to a contractor to complete the work on Hickock Street next summer. In bigger news, we received a recommendation from our Charter Commission to present voters an option to allow all legal Winooski residents, regardless of citizenship status, to vote in local elections. The council will vote at our next meeting on Tuesday, August 18th (5:30 PM) on whether to put this item on the November ballot to be voted on by current voters. For more information, visit https://www.winooskivt.gov/charter

Speaking of elections and voting, the Vermont Primary Election is next week. The Secretary of State strongly encouraged everyone to vote via mail to limit the exposure to COVID-19. At this time, it is too late to mail your absentee ballots in. PLEASE drop them off or vote in-person at City Hall (27 West Allen Street) this Monday, August 10 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Voting will also be available at the Winooski Senior Center (123 Barlow Street) from 7 AM to 7 PM. Masks, social distancing, and other regulations are required – click here to learn more.

As a reminder, we always want to hear from you on any topic of interest in our city. Remote City Council and commission meetings continue online and by phone. I'm also always available by email, feel free to reach out any time.

Mayor Kristine Lott - klott@winooskivt.gov

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