Form Based Code review

The Planning Commission reviewed the penultimate version of the Form Based Code at its meeting on June 11. Commission Chair asked each member to review carefully the latest draft, version 4.1 which is available on the town’s website, and be prepared to make their final recommendations for changes at their next meeting on June 25.… Read More »

Planning Commission adopts two zoning changes

At its meeting on May 28, the Planning Commission adopted two changes in the zoning regulations that will be considered by the Selectboard. The first established the Vermont Significant Wetlands Inventory as the definitive standard for determining “developable land, replacing the present language that cites “the National Wetlands Inventory or the most recent regional wetlands… Read More »

Rice Lumber development back on the front burner

David Marshall of Civil Engineering Associates appeared before the Development Review Board (DRB) at their meeting on May 20 to present a sketch plan application for redevelopment of the Rice Lumber and Rice Realty property on Shelburne Road. The sketch plan is essentially the same as one approved by the DRB in December 2012, but… Read More »

Planning Commission sets priorities for the coming year

In addition to completing their work on the Form Based Code, the Planning Commission reviewed their work plan at their May 14 meeting and decided to set their priorities as follows: Proposing changes in the Town Plan relating to solar energy devices; Revisiting issues related to growth, particularly in the rural area, and density. Incorporating… Read More »

Public comment session on changes in municipal fees scheduled for May 14

The Selectboard is asking for input on a recently developed proposal that would update development fees charged for building and zoning permits, Planning Commission and Development Review Board applications, water and sewer use, and impact fees. Shelburne’s fees were last updated in 2008, and the proposed increases are in keeping with the Selectboard’s goal of… Read More »

DRB makes no decision on Shelburne Road U-Haul business

At their April 15 meeting, the Development Review Board (DRB) heard from Andy and Catherine Collette regarding their application for approving the existing U-Haul rental business at 2800 Shelburne Road where they also operate a furniture business and self-storage facility. In accordance with the DRB request at the March 4 hearing, the Collettes provided an… Read More »

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