Recent spike in crime has residents on high alert

Shelburne has seen a spate of crime in recent weeks. Police Chief James Warden addressed a string of burglaries that have plagued residents in town at the last Selectboard meeting. In the past two weeks, there have been about a dozen automobile and home break-ins in town, six driver’s license suspended instances, two driving under […]

Selectboard discusses affordable housing

Affordable housing was discussed with representatives from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, Vermont Housing Finance Authority and the Planning Commission at the last Shelburne Selectboard meeting. It was an outgrowth of an earlier inquiry by board member Toni Supple about the town’s affordable housing policies and call for a moratorium on large-scale affordable housing […]

No new hearing on Dunkin’ Donuts application

The Development Review Board considered a request by Jennifer Prada of Longmeadow Drive to re-open the hearing on the Dunkin’ Donuts application to operate at the location of the former Archie’s Grill at its meeting on Aug. 19. In her letter, Prada provided anecdotal data based on her observations of traffic at two other Dunkin’ […]

South Tank cell tower debate

Shelburne’s Water Commission is looking to boost its budget in the face of a $422,000 price tag for upgrades and expenditures. Cell antennas attached to Shelburne’s South Tank generate approximately $100,000 in revenue each year. Where that revenue goes was the focus of a presentation by the Water Commission at the Aug. 11 meeting of […]

Pierson Library’s Steering Committee works on new building plans

By Margery Sharp Pierson Library has been serving Shelburne for over a hundred years. Its first collection in 1888 included 100 books and served a population of 1,300. Now they offer use of over 25,000 items to 7,000 citizens. The library services today include access to libraries throughout Chittenden County, inter-library loan, museum passes, adult […]

Vermont State Rail Plan comments sought by Sept. 8 deadline

Vermont Agency of Transportation is in the process of updating the Vermont State Rail Plan and is looking for public comment on their current draft. How the draft plan will impact Shelburne was on the agenda at the Aug. 11 meeting of the Selectboard. The draft is more than 100 pages long and addresses: description […]

Form-based code hearing extended to Aug. 27

The Planning Commission held the first of at least two public hearings on the proposal for a form-based code overlay district for the Route 7 corridor Aug. 13. Town Planner Dean Pierce reviewed the goals set by the Selectboard to guide the Planning Commission’s deliberations: • Bring recognizable Shelburne identity to the corridor • Foster […]

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