Hi friend,

As you may have read in the news recently, the City of Burlington has decided to disperse residents of the Sears Lane encampment near Generator following the arrest of a felon who was in possession of firearms and methamphetamine. A flood of news stories that followed the arrest indicated that the man was also trafficking drugs from the encampment.

The City is requiring residents of the Sears Lane encampment to relocate by 5PM tomorrow, Tuesday, October 19th. We are monitoring activity, particularly in Generator's backyard area, and are in communication with the area neighbors, businesses, and city officials. If there are additional updates regarding the safety and security of the Generator community, we will be sure to communicate these updates to you. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this news, reach out to me or a member of Generator's staff team.

Thanks for taking care of one another and for being part of the Generator community.

Be well,

Local news coverage of the Sears Lane encampment from last week (ordered chronologically):

WCAX News 10/13
"1 man arrested in drug raid at Burlington homeless encampment"

VT Digger 10/14
"Burlington announces it will disperse Sears Lane encampment"

Seven Days 10/14
"Residents Evicted from Burlington Homeless Encampment Following Arrests"

WCAX News 10/15
"Felon staying at Burlington encampment faces federal weapons charges"
Meg Hammond

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