Planning Commission Chair Ronald Bouchard steps down

Planning Commission Chair Ronald Bouchard steps down

Planning Commission Chair Ron Bouchard had previously announced that he would not be seeking reappointment to the Commission after many years of service. In a tribute to Bouchard, newly elected Commission Chair Jaime Heins called him “the epitome of volunteerism” and presented him with a plaque commemorating his service as the end of the Commission’s […]

Student joins the DRB

Student joins the DRB

“A logical progression,” is how Alex von Stange described his newest endeavor. At the Mar. 22 Selectboard meeting, he was appointed as a member of the Development Review Board (DRB). The move made him the first student member of a Commission, Board or Committee (CBC) to make the shift from a non-voting position to being […]

Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy in Shelburne borders land on Route 7 being developed by Vermont Rail System for transfer station operations that are slated to include salt and fuel storage. The conservancy filed a petition to be included in the proceedings for Vermont Rail’s Act 250 permit. The conservancy would like a cooperative solution that addresses […]

Shelburne Selectboard update

Members voted to ratify a collective bargaining agreement between the Town of Shelburne and the New England Police Benevolent Association (NEPBA) representatives of the town’s police and dispatch employees. The agreement is the result of several months of negotiations between the two sides. With it, employees will be seeing a 4% salary increase during the […]

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

After the purchase of industrial-zoned land in December, Vermont Rail System wasted no time in preparing a 19-acre lot on Route 7 in the village of Shelburne for a new transfer station without consulting the town’s planning and zoning department. The railroad assumed that process was preempted by federal law. Shelburne and the railroad have […]

Harbor Place hearing postponed once again

At its meeting on Feb. 17, the Development Review Board again continued the hearing on the appeal by Champlain Housing Trust of the notice of violation issues by the town. This time, the hearing was continued at the request of the town manager because the town is working on providing additional information requested in an […]

Town and school budgets passed, articles approved

Town and school budgets passed, articles approved

Shelburne residents gathered Monday at Shelburne Community School for town meeting. Dave Connery, SCS school board chair, gave a presentation that highlighted the institution’s successes and he spoke about the budget. Among the high points were students’ high scores on the NECAP tests, which included taking top spot in the state for Science. Connery pointed […]