By LISA SCAGLIOTTI
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City issued a ruling today on the Town of Shelburne’s appeal of a district court decision involving Vermont Railway Inc.
The appeals court has affirmed the decision made by the U.S. District Court in Burlington in December 2017.
The case centered on whether a town ordinance governing the handling, storage and transport of hazardous materials applied to the railroad’s salt storage facility off U.S. Route 7 north of Shelburne village.
The appeals court agreed with the lower court that the local ordinance does not apply to the operation.
Town Manager Lee Krohn said town officials needed to review the decision.
“The Town intends to make a more thorough public statement at a future date once we’ve had an opportunity to assess and discuss the decision,” he said.
The Shelburne News will update this story online and in the March 14 print edition.