New sidewalks under construction

People who walk along Falls Road or to the Shelburne Museum will soon find it easier to access two of Shelburne’s popular spots. Along Route 7, 600 feet of new sidewalk will be added from the Shelburne town offices to the covered bridge at the Shelburne Museum. It will directly connect to the recently installed… Read More »

Shelburne Rescue Squad finds some good friends

Shelburne Rescue Squad finds some good friends

Earlier this year, the Shelburne Rescue Squad reached out to the community for some friends. As recommended by Shelburne Rescue Squad members John Kelley and Sara Lewis, the team started an auxiliary group called Friends of Shelburne Rescue. It’s been a big hit. “I have on my roster right now 20 names … plus there… Read More »

Library survey results show support for project

Earlier this year, a bond survey focusing on the Pierson Library was sent out to approximately 5,480 registered voters; 1,188 Shelburne residents responded. The results, which were presented at the May 9 Selectboard meeting, show strong support for the project. The survey posed two different questions regarding bond amounts. In one, people were asked if… Read More »

Town wants feedback on Bay Road pilot project

Town wants feedback on Bay Road pilot project

The Two-Way Traffic Pilot Project just passed the six-month mark. A report on the project is to be presented before the Selectboard shortly, and the Town of Shelburne is seeking residents’ opinions. The current project is the second to address the underpass. Both this and the previous incarnation were created with assistance from the Chittenden… Read More »

Afghanistan visitors meet with Town Manager

Afghanistan visitors meet with Town Manager

Recently, Shelburne’s Town Offices were the setting for an international visit. A group of visitors from Afghanistan met with Town Manager Joe Colangelo on May 15 as part of a professional exchange program. This was not the first time that such a group had come to visit. The program, which is offered by the U.S.… Read More »

Dog Park and Library Building Project

Selectboard meeting May 23 The Selectboard’s May 23 meeting featured a presentation by UVM economics professor Seguino on her “Driving While Black and Brown” study (which will be highlighted in next week’s paper), the Village Dog Park, the wastewater budget, and a discussion about the Library Building Project. The Development Review Board’s CBC (Commissions, Boards… Read More »

Dog Park’s fate remains uncertain

Dog Park’s fate remains uncertain

Shelburne Dog Park has been in the spotlight recently due to environmental issues. The spot, which is popular with many area residents and their canines, has been a point of concern in recent weeks as the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has suggested that the park is located on a Class II wetland and may… Read More »

Library survey decision near

Results from a recent library survey were presented at the May 9 Selectboard meeting. With this latest round of information regarding Pierson Library, a decision about the future is approaching. Next month, the board will reach a decision on where things go from here. Several years of conversation have yielded a significant push during the… Read More »

Water rates increasing in FY 2018

On May 1, the Water Commission approved the fiscal year 2018 water budget of $1,147,668. In addition, the wastewater budget is well on its way to adoption by the Selectboard. The two budgets differ from the General Fund in that they are treated more as private entities. Water rate payers will be seeing an increase… Read More »

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