Settlement in ethics dispute reached

By MIKE DONOGHUE The feud that has consumed Shelburne government and has been talk of the community for the past 10 weeks is apparently over. A tentative settlement has been reached in the dispute involving Shelburne Selectboard member Dr. Colleen Parker, Volunteer Fire Chief Jerry Ouimet and the Shelburne Ethics Committee. The final agreement has… Read More »

11th hour mediation effort for ethics problems in Shelburne

The special selectboard meeting moved into the town administration offices to accommodate another group that had rented the conference room Saturday morning. Seated (left to right) are board members Dr. Josh Dein, Jerry Storey and Jaime Heins. Board chair Gary von Stange participated by speakerphone. Standing: Dr. Steven Metz (left) and Dr. Craig Bartlett, husband of selectboard… Read More »

Town trying to end feuding in ethics complaints, lawsuit

Dr. Colleen Parker, Shelburne Selectboard member, is suing Volunteer Fire Chief Jerry Ouimet and six members of the town Ethics Committee, claiming she has suffered from intentional infliction of emotion distress. She also is claiming defamation by the fire chief. The Ethics Committee has scheduled its long-awaited hearing for Tuesday night to consider the complaints… Read More »

Cases before Shelburne Ethics Committee remain unresolved

By MIKE DONOGHUE The Shelburne Ethics Committee has not scheduled hearings on either of the two pending cases before it, as of Tuesday morning. The committee, which was scheduled to have its regular monthly meeting this week, bumped the session to Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in the town offices. Chairman Lee Suskin said… Read More »

Shelburne man gets 18 months in federal fraud case

Shelburne man gets 18 months in federal fraud case

A Shelburne man, who created a scheme to defraud multiple companies across the country between 2008 and 2013, is going to prison for 18 months for mail fraud, money laundering and later making false statements to a federal probation officer. Matthew S. Melvin, 36, of Olde Orchard Lane will be on supervised release for three… Read More »

Jaime Heins leaves planning commission for selectboard

Jaime Heins leaves planning commission for selectboard

Planning Commission chairman Jaime Heins has been picked to fill a seat on the Shelburne Selectboard until town meeting in March. Heins, a lawyer, has been senior legal counsel at Keurig Green Mountain since January 2015 and earlier did legal work for Burton Snowboards for nine years. He was on the South Burlington Land Trust… Read More »

Six applicants step up to fill open Selectboard seat

Six candidates with a wide range of experience have applied to fill the Shelburne Selectboard seat created by the resignation of Vice Chairman John Kerr. The group includes several newer residents in Shelburne, two lawyers, and a longtime resident who previously served on the board. Public interviews with the Selectboard are planned for next Tuesday at 7 p.m.… Read More »

Temporary Ethics Committee: No basis for controversial complaint

The temporary replacement panel for the Shelburne Ethics Committee voted unanimously Tuesday that there are no grounds to proceed with an Oct. 20 complaint about a possible violation of the town’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest Ordinance. Under the committee rules, the complaint — including the target and the complainer — remains confidential because it… Read More »