Shelburne’s Railroad Lane is back open

“This morning Railroad Lane was reopened and parking can resume there as before,” Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo said. “David and I will work in good faith toward an agreeable lease.” Colangelo, the Selectboard, Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson and other rail representatives attended a closed meeting to hash out their differences on Feb. […]

Fiscal Year 2017 budgets

The fiscal year 2017 budgets for both the town and Shelburne Community School were in the spotlight at the Jan. 12 meeting. “This is one step in a fairly long process,” Town Manager Joe Colangelo said as he began a presentation of the town’s general budget. The budget, which comes in at just over $7.7 […]

Secretary of State Jim Condos announcement on presidential primaries

Secretary of State Jim Condos announced 14 candidates have qualified to be placed on the ballot in Vermont’s Presidential Primary March 1. Ten candidates have qualified for the Republican ballot and four candidates for the Democratic ballot. The Republicans qualifying for placement on the ballot in Vermont were: Jeb Bush Ben Carson Chris Christie Ted […]

Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

In his seven years on Shelburne’s Selectboard, Chair Gary von Stange has never seen anyone do anything like this to impact public safety, he said referring to Vermont Rail System’s closure of Railroad Lane in response to a notice of zoning violation from the town. Von Stange made this comment to a packed room at […]

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Vermont Rail System’s curious response to a notice of zoning violation in Shelburne

Steven Antinozzi, known as Rocco to his Shelburne neighbors, came upon an obstacle course of sorts on his way to work Jan. 26. Vermont Rail System blocked access to travel and parking with cement blocks on Railroad Lane in Shelburne in response to a notice of zoning violation sent to them last week by Town […]

Vermont Rail System plans worry town officials

Vermont Rail System plans worry town officials

A new Vermont Rail System transfer station proposed for 19-acres west of Harbour Industries along Route 7 is being described by Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo as potentially the single most impactful event that Shelburne has ever seen. Vermont Rail System plans to move part of its Burlington operations out of the city and into […]

Shelburne budget changes reviewed

Discussion of the coming fiscal year’s General Fund budget continued at the Jan. 5 meeting. Some changes had been made to the budget since the board last met, which brought it up by $50,000. Among the significant changes were: $20,000 for contracted zoning enforcement $31,000 increase in dispatch contract revenue $30,000 for open space fund […]

Wild Rose Circle and town budget matters

The budget was the primary focus at the Dec. 22 meeting of the Selectboard. Two other significant matters were brought up during the period for citizen participation. Several residents of Wild Rose Circle were on hand to speak regarding the Development Review Board’s decision regarding Collette’s U-Haul business. The matter is currently under litigation, so […]

VT Rail Plan and Charlotte tanker storage update

Chief of the Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department, Chris Davis, attended the Vermont Rail Council Meeting in Montpelier on Dec. 16. The Vermont Rail Council is the group of railroad and Vermont Agency of Transportation representatives who work on rail related policy and planning. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Davis asked the meeting […]

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

VT Rail to move part of Burlington operations to Shelburne

Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson, along with his lawyer, spoke to the Selectboard last night to announce the purchase of land west of Harbour Industries on Shelburne Road where salt, lumber and tanker storage will begin in the spring. He was invited to speak by Town Manager Joe Colangelo. The visit was purely out […]

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