More than 400 Shelburne taxpayers made early property tax payments in the closing days of 2017 to take advantage of an income tax deduction that will disappear this year under the new federal tax law. In his weekly report to the community, Town Manager Joe Colangelo noted a “constant flow of people coming in to… Read More »
By Mark Kobzik The Shelburne Selectboard has approved a settlement between the town and Shelburne Point residents John and Amy Saar that requires the couple to pay a fine of $17,500, plant trees, and address other vegetation issues on their property. The agreement was reached between lawyers for both sides last month resolving a dispute… Read More »
The Shelburne Town Planning Commission needs to fill a vacancy as soon as possible. Last week, the commission was unable to hold its bimonthly meeting due to a lack of quorum. The commission has been down a member since Nov. 14 when former Vice Chair Jaime Heins was appointed to the Shelburne Selectboard filling an… Read More »
Firefighters from five departments fought a Christmas Eve house fire on Falls Road that investigators determined was caused by a basement pellet stove, fire officials said Wednesday. The call came in at 5:15 p.m. Sunday after a neighbor reportedly noticed flames on the porch of the house, a small white farmhouse located near the LaPlatte… Read More »
Catherine Domareki gives a push to daughter Anya Ahlawat on the sledding hill behind the Shelburne Post Office on Tuesday afternoon.
By Mark Kobzik Shelburne homeowners who dealt with raw sewage leaking into their basements this past summer will receive compensation from the town under an agreement approved by the Shelburne Selectboard. The board last week unanimously approved a recommendation to reimburse three homeowners in the Hillside Terrace neighborhood affected by a sewage backup in the… Read More »
By Mark Kobzik More than a year and a half after entering the local permitting process, a proposed 91-unit housing development at Kwiniaska Golf Club on Spear Street is stalled due to a dispute between local governments in Shelburne and South Burlington over a water tank. Snyder Homes of Shelburne first applied for permits in… Read More »
Vermont’s Congressional Delegation recently secured $18.9 million dollars in federal funding for the Low-Income Heating Assistance Program. These funds will help 20,000 Vermont households keep warm this winter. Low-income households across Vermont can expect to receive an average of $879 to assist with winter heating costs. Vermonters filling their heating tanks may have encountered the new… Read More »
Shelburne residents have no legal right to inquire into the process used by town government during the departure of longtime Police Chief James Warden, according to a legal opinion issued by the town attorney. Attorney Brian Monaghan made the comment in an email to town officials on why he thought the selectboard should avoid an… Read More »
Shelburne Charlotte Association of Snow Travelers Snowmobile Club members Dakota Hamilton (left) and his dad Bill Hamilton (center), along with club president Chris Myers (right) atop Mt. Philo last winter. The club has an organizing meeting Tuesday at the Dutch Mill Family Restaurant at 7 p.m. See story p. 10.