Putting Shelburne’s best foot forward: Selectboard retreat eyes pedestrian safety, town plan goals and changes to dog park

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Pedestrian safety and ideas for “a walkable, bikeable Shelburne” took center stage early this week when the Shelburne Selectboard met for its annual retreat. A public meeting with an agenda, this annual exercise is intentionally somewhat informal, and the board opted to gather away from its usual municipal offices meeting space. It… Read More »

Welcome … really!

Welcome … really!

The “Welcome to Shelburne” sign along Shelburne Road near the town line with South Burlington recently was ripped apart by high winds. Town Manager Lee Krohn said a replacement is in the works. Make that two, he said. The sign on the south end of town near the Charlotte line – facing south and faded… Read More »

Big-ticket decision ahead on wastewater

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Town officials have an important decision to make soon regarding how Shelburne handles its wastewater into the future. At its meeting Tuesday night, the selectboard got a refresher from Water Quality Superintendent Chris Robinson on the options and potential costs of each. The discussion comes as South Burlington is beginning to plan… Read More »

Shelburne fire/rescue station project gets rolling

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The committee charged with pursuing a public-private partnership to build a new Shelburne fire and rescue station got down to work this week mapping actions to take through the end of the year. At a May 6 meeting, the committee heard from Joe Weith, a former South Burlington planning and zoning director… Read More »

Library bond to be lower than expected

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Selectboard signed off on the final bond amount for the new Pierson Library and historic Town Hall construction project Tuesday night with the total coming in at $5.9 million. That’s $600,000 less than the $6.5 million voters approved for the project in 2017. Fundraising efforts aimed at lowering the bond… Read More »

First impressions: Kids go behind the scenes at Shelburne PD

First impressions:  Kids go behind the scenes at Shelburne PD

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Shelburne Poet Laureate Rick Bessette recently visited the Shelburne Police Department with a group of Shelburne Community School fifth graders and their school literary coordinator Jensa Bushy. They met the on-duty officers and dispatchers and got a behind-the-scenes tour. After many questions and answers, the group borrowed an office where they went… Read More »

Rural landowners frustrated with new zoning regulations

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Planning Commission recently heard from rural landowners frustrated with new land-use rules that they say could restrict their ability to manage, live on, and even make a living from their property. At its regular meeting last week, the commission listened to comments from Becky Castle, co-owner of Fisher Brothers Farm… Read More »