Selectboard tackles a full agenda

The Selectboard faced a packed agenda at the Mar. 22 meeting. Numerous ordinances were before the members, as well as a long list of appointments to commissions, boards and committees (CBCs). Several of the items facing the board were the products of years of discussion and work. The agenda packed with ordinances was due to… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

Planning Commission adopts form-based code overlay district proposal

At its meeting on January 28, the Planning Commission completed its review of the form-based code overlay district proposal which would establish a new zoning district for the Shelburne Road corridor north of the LaPlatte River bridge to the town line with South Burlington. The proposal will next be considered by the Selectboard with at… Read More »

Lack of trust still stands for Vermont Rail’s Shelburne development

Lack of trust still stands for Vermont Rail’s Shelburne development

In a four-page letter to the town of Shelburne, received prior to his requested executive session with the town, Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson explained his relationship with his family-owned rail company and with Shelburne where he resides. “Sadly, many statements have been made that are not true,” Wulfson wrote in the letter. “Even… Read More »

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.… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »