News & Announcements

Development Review Board- Public Hearing Notice

The St. Albans City Development Review Board will hold a public hearing at 6:30pm on Monday, June 3, 2024 in City Hall, 100 North Main Street. To view the agenda, materials and connection information for this meeting, please visit www.stalbansvt.com/drb.

If special accommodations are required, please contact Sara Bennett at 802-752-2159 or s.bennett@stalbansvt.com; or (TTY) # 1-800-253-0191 for hearing impaired.

New Parking Rates Effective July 1, 2024

Effective July 1, 2024, new Parking Rates for the City Parking Garage, City Hall Lot and Courthouse Lot are as follows:

 

LOCATION TYPE NEW RATE
PARKING GARAGE ANNUAL $525.00
  6 MONTH $267.75
  MONTHLY $47.25
COURTHOUSE & CITY HALL ANNUAL $315.00
  MONTHLY $26.25

 

Daily and hourly rates will remain the same. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Smith, Community Relations Coordinator, at (802) 524-1500 ext. 253 or k.smith@stalbansvt.com

KINGMAN STREET CLOSURE NOTICE FOR MAY 11

Kingman Fest is coming up on Saturday May 11, and Kingman Street will be closed to traffic and parking that day.
 
The street will be closed early on Saturday morning (beginning at 5 AM), and any cars on the street will be towed.
 
WE STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST PARKING OVERNIGHT ON KINGMAN STREET ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
 
Thank you.

Climate & Energy Committee Meeting: Monday, 5/6

The Climate & Energy Committee will meet  on Monday, May 6, 2024 at 4:00 pm in the second floor conference room at City Hall, 100 North Main Street. To view the agenda for this meeting, please click on the link below.

Let's Green Up the City!

Volunteers will be set up to hand out Green Up Day bags at 8:30am on Saturday, May 4th at the following locations:
 
 - Taylor Park.
 - City Public Works / Little League Fields on Aldis Street.
 - Franklin County Senior Center, 75 Messenger Street.
 - Food City parking lot on Lake Street.
 - Houghton Park, South Elm Street.
 - Barlow Street Community Center, corner of Barlow and Upper Welden Street.
 
Special thanks to our volunteers!

TRAFFIC DURING VERMONT MAPLE FESTIVAL

The VT Maple Festival www.vtmaplefestival.org begins at Noon Downtown today! Check out their website for a full list of events and activities. Here is what you can expect for traffic in the general area:
 
FRIDAY 4/26 thru SUNDAY 4/28:
- Main Street closed between Bank and Lake.
- Top of Kingman Street closed.
 
SUNDAY 4/28 Parade route closures starting around 11:45am:
- Main Street (Route 7) between Welden and Newton.
- Lemnah Drive
- Allen Street
- Stebbins Street
- Lower Newton Street between Main and Federal.
- These closures could also affect access to Sawyer St., Stowell St., Market St., Catherine St., top of Lake St., Hampton Ln., Kingman St., Center St., Hudson St., Hoyt St., and Federal St.
 
NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND THE FESTIVAL will see an increase in on-street parking during the festival, especially during the parade. Motorists and pedestrians will need to practice patience and attention to safety.
 
We hope that residents and visitors enjoy the Festival!

Special City Council Meeting: Thursday, 4/18

The St. Albans City Council will meet for a special meeting at 4:15 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2024 in the second floor Conference Room at City Hall, 100 North Main Street. To view the agenda for this meeting, please click on the link below. 

Meeting of the Downtown Board & SAFF Board: Tuesday, 4/23

The St. Albans City Downtown Board & Board of Directors of St. Albans for the Future will meet at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, in City Hall, 100 North Main Street. To view the remote connection link and agenda, please visit www.stalbansvt.com/downtownboard.

Traffic and Parking Downtown During Eclipse

Please be aware that Church Street will be limited to ONE-WAY traffic in the direction of Bank to Fairfield Street on Monday 4/8, and some parking spots will be coned off and UNAVAILABLE on Main St. along Taylor Park for the Totality In Taylor Park eclipse event.

On Monday, public parking will be available as normal in the City Parking Garage at 26 Hampton Lane, the Lake Street Parking Lot across from the Hampton Inn hotel at 43 Lake St. and in marked on-street parking spaces throughout Downtown.

When parking in the City during the eclipse, do not block any driveways, intersections, crosswalks or handicap parking spaces.

We hope that everyone enjoys the eclipse, wherever you may be.

Winter Parking Ban Extended

Please be aware that the St. Albans City Winter Parking Ban has been reactivated through Sunday, April 7, 2024. In the event of snow or when Public Works is removing snow in the Downtown district, vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed. No person shall, between the hours of 1 AM and 6 AM, park any vehicle within the limits of any public street of the City, with the exception of Main Street, which hours shall be between Midnight and 8 AM. If it is snowing, our Public Works crew will be out, please use common sense and keep the streets clear so they can do their job.  Thank you for your co-operation. Please feel free to contact Marty Manahan, Dir. of Operations with any questions or concerns at 524-1500 ext. 260.

Public Opinion Sought on Proposed City Flag

The St. Albans City Council is considering the idea of having an OFFICIAL City flag. The idea was brought to the Council by a Franklin County resident who studies the history and design of flags. The proposed flag incorporates the City’s maple leaf logo image, a shade of green from the City’s logo and many principles of flag design.
 
The City Council would love to know your opinion! Please answer a quick survey about the proposed City flag.
 
Thank you.
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