Candidates talk issues and Shelburne’s future

See Selectboard candidates Chris Boyd and Jaime Heins’ surveys here. See Selectboard candidate Jerry Storey’s survey here. See Selectboard candidate Mary Kehoe’s survey here. At a Tuesday evening candidates’ forum, Shelburne’s ongoing litigation with Vermont Railway provided the sharpest difference between the two contenders for a seat on the Selectboard in the March 6 upcoming… Read More »

Outreach program pairs social workers, police

Town officials and the Howard Center announced a new crisis prevention initiative in a push to address mental health and substance abuse emergencies in six municipalities throughout Chittenden County. The Community Outreach Program, developed by the Howard Center and police and town officials from across Chittenden County, is based on the Street Outreach Program in… Read More »

Regional dispatch on ballot

Residents will vote on Town Meeting Day whether Shelburne participates in the formation of a regional dispatch center for emergency first responders in Chittenden County. If approved, Shelburne, along with other municipalities in Chittenden County, would begin forming a municipal union district in charge of handling dispatching for police, fire and rescue personnel. This vote… Read More »

Town seeks state grant for stormwater fee project

The Shelburne Stormwater Advisory Committee applied for a state grant Tuesday to help with costs associated with setting up a proposed stormwater utility fee. If Shelburne is selected for the grant, it will receive $50,000 for costs associated with further developing the fee ordinance. At its meeting last week, the Shelburne Selectboard approved the application… Read More »

Wetland reclassification moves ahead

By MARK KOBZIK Shelburne’s Laplatte River marsh recently moved one step closer to getting stricter environmental protections. The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources recently found the wetland, “exceptional or irreplaceable in its contribution to Vermont’s natural heritage, and therefore merits the highest level of protection.” A petition filed by the Vermont National Resources Council in… Read More »

Selectboard postpones decision on Vermont Railway court appeal

By Mark Kobzik The Shelburne selectboard members did not make a decision in regard to its ongoing legal battle with Vermont Railway Inc. The Tuesday night meeting left some frustrated at the indecision and others hoping the town appeals. Selectboard members exited executive session after approximately an hour of deliberation stating they’re not ready to… Read More »