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Ways to support the Buzz and people everywhere
There’s nothing on the town calendar today. Instead of my usual rundown, I’m just going to offer you a few ways you can help in various places.
Helping the Buzz
In case you’ve never heard it before, I’ll say it now. You are AWESOME. Over the last few months since we launched, we have hundreds of regular readers and reach thousands per week on social media. Readers of the Buzz have become aware of important issues and gotten involved all around the community, and I’m so happy to have been able to support our town and its residents in this way.
The Buzz’s agenda is awareness and connection. For that reason, sharing with Burlington friends and family members is the best way to make sure people who would benefit from the Buzz and all it offers will see it and, hopefully, subscribe.
Most features of the Buzz will always be free to anyone with an internet connection. (I’m working on ways to make a “non-line” version, but it’s tricky and logistics are not fun to figure out.) That said, the work takes me a good amount of time daily and weekly, and there are costs associated above and beyond my time. So, if you’re interested and able to support financially, you are welcome and encouraged to do so. There are a few ways to do that - monthly or annual subscriptions (I think this link will get you there), or you can support me with a one-time tip on ko-fi. With both, there is an option to adjust the amount you want to provide - on a one-time or annual basis.
I thank you every single day for being involved and helping connect our community. Let’s keep it up!
Support Our Community
There are a ton of ways to support our community, but for today I’d like to focus on some Committees with openings for community members. Thanks to Kim Pigott for these descriptions and the invitation for our residents to join!
This five (5) member committee’s responsibilities include studying and preparing programs for the improvement and beautification of the public lands. They work with the Building Inspector, DPW, and Recreation Maintenance to maintain these lands.
Disabilities Access Committee
The Burlington Disability Access Commission (BDAC) was established in order to focus more attention upon the needs of the disabled community and to bring about full and equal participation of people with disabilities in their interaction with the Town and the schools. The Committee consists of nine (9) members from Residents of Burlington.
Cable Advisory Committee
The Cable Advisory Committee is to provide advice and assistance to the Select Board in monitoring compliance with the Cable Television License Agreement and other aspects of cable television service in Burlington including the local access channels.
The Scholarship Committee is responsible for reviewing applications, awarding scholarships and fundraising.
If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please send a letter of interest including this application to Lyn Mills.
Supporting Gun Safety
I’ve created a fundraiser for my upcoming birthday. I generally don’t dig fundraisers, birthdays, or holidays, but this is important to me. Feel free to scroll past, but if you’re interested in supporting, you’re welcome to so do here.
That’s it for now. I hope you had a lovely short week and are set to enjoy the weekend.