Around Town (7/9/09)

July 9, 2009

Hearing on new I-89 exit

A public meeting will be held next week to discuss the potential addition of an interstate exit in South Burlington.

The session takes place on Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. It will be held at South Burlington municipal offices, which are located at the intersection of Dorset Street and Kennedy Drive.

A study will be presented that considers the feasibility of a new interchange at Hinesburg Road, between the current Williston and Shelburne Road exits.

The study is part of a long-term planning process aimed at alleviating congestion at existing exits. It examines commuter traffic, access to the airport and connections between the area’s major thoroughfares.


Town seeks input


The town is looking for residents’ thoughts about the person best suited to serve as Williston’s public works director.

An online survey is posted at Click on “latest news” to find the form.

The survey asks residents to rank what personal qualities, skills and abilities they consider most important for the position, which heads a department with a $3.5 million budget and more than a dozen employees.

Neil Boyden, the current public works director, announced last month that he was stepping down after 24 years with the town.


Identity protection


The New England Federal Credit Union and SecurShred are presenting Summer 2009 Shred Fest on July 18, giving local residents a free opportunity to protect themselves from identity theft.

Identity theft often occurs when confidential documents containing social security numbers, credit card numbers and other personal information fall into the wrong hands after being improperly discarded.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the credit union’s branch at 141 Harvest Lane in Williston, residents can dispose of cancelled checks, old bank and credit card statements, pre-approved credit card offers and anything else that might contain private data. Technicians from SecurShred, a professional document shredding company that serves Vermont, New Hampshire, northeast New York and western Massachusetts, will perform the actual shredding. Individuals can bring up to five boxes of documents. Shred Fest is not for businesses.

For more information call 879-8790 or visit