Planning Commission learns of Wake Robin expansion plans

Patrick McKee, new President and CEO of Wake Robin, appeared at the Planning Commission meeting on July 24 with two consultants to explain Wake Robin’s plans for expansion. They would like to redevelop their skilled nursing and residential care facility and community building and erect a new independent living apartment building below the community building.… Read More »

Town Plan telecommunications change sent to Selectboard

At its meeting on July 10, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Town Plan on telecommunications issues. The changes are designed to strengthen the town’s position in future proceedings before the Public Service Board. After some discussion, the hearing was closed, the changes adopted, and the proposal forwarded… Read More »

Planning Commission briefed on Shoreland Protection Law

At its meeting on June 26, Trey Martin, Senior Counsel in the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) at the Agency of Natural Resources, and Susan Warren, Manager of the Lakes and Ponds program at DEC, briefed Commission members on the provisions of the recently enacted Shoreland Protections Act which will take effect on July 1,… Read More »

Folino’s Pizza seeks to offer outdoor seating

At their meeting on June 18 the Development Review Board discussed a site plan application by John Koerner, the owner of Folino’s Pizza, to add picnic tables in an outdoor seating area south of their building and for a dumpster enclosure.  In response to questioning about the parking situation, Koerner said he is continuing his… Read More »

Planning Commission hears details of Form Based Code proposals

Ted Brovitz of Howard/Stein-Hudson, a consultant for the Form Based Code project, briefed the Planning Commission at its June 12 meeting about the proposed regulating plans, permitted use, functional standards, building form standards, and building form types. The regulating plan establishes seven “character districts” along Shelburne Road, including a “mixed use village” district centered around… Read More »

DRB approves new butcher shop

At its meeting on May 7, the Development Review Board (DRB) approved an application for retail sales at the former site of Next Door Bakery. Green Pasture Meats intends to open a butcher shop in this location. Most of the meeting was devoted to a review of the final plan and conditional use application filed… Read More »

Planning Commission discusses telecom, stormwater issues

The Planning Commission members heard from experts on telecommunications and stormwater issues at their meeting on May 8. Kurt Oughstun, a professor of engineering and mathematical sciences at UVM, offered to assist the Commission as it maps potential suitable locations in Shelburne for telecom towers. Oughstun said it was essential to know where signals would… Read More »