Tag Archive for Dawn Francis

Town talks Bayside specifics

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About 20 residents gathered in a conference room at the town offices last Wednesday evening, a PowerPoint slide at the front of the room exclaiming, “Help Envision Bayside Park!” Several months after the Colorado-based company GreenPlay, LLC presented a conceptual master plan for the town-owned Bayside-Hazelett property, officials announced they wanted help honing in on…

CUSI seeks lower rent after sharp increase

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Vickie Rathgeb emptied a container of colorful clay on a table, sitting in a kid-sized wooden chair no more than a foot above the floor. “Play-doh is an intricate part of working with little people,” said Rathgeb, director of the Children’s Advocacy Center in downtown Burlington. From Rathgeb’s viewpoint, the small space shared by the…

Reps named to dispatch committee

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The Colchester Selectboard unanimously voted to appoint assistant town manager Aaron Frank to a joint survey committee last Tuesday, dedicated to exploring regionalized emergency dispatch in Chittenden County. The selection marks the town’s first formal step forward after a nine-town Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission study culminated with a presentation late last month. National consultants…

Officials support dispatch plan

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Close to 100 dispatchers, first responders and town officials gathered at South Burlington’s City Hall last Tuesday to hear suggestions on implementing a regionalized dispatch center – a model two national consultants say could improve emergency services across Chittenden County. Aaron Frank, Colchester’s chief financial officer and assistant town manager, sat on the presenting panel,…