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 […]

Other Selectboard matters

Cell tower revenue share was a focus at the last Selectboard meeting. The Water Commission is seeking to receive 100 percent of the revenue, arguing that it would be financially advantageous for most of Shelburne’s residents by keeping water rates from rising as significantly as they otherwise would. The issue was not a decision item. […]

Leahy, Sanders and Welch announce $291,965 in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to six Vermont communities

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced $291,965 in Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to six communities across Vermont. The grants are awarded by the National Park Service and will be used to restore and grow parks and build community playgrounds. In a joint statement, Leahy, […]