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, […]

No financial support for dredging project

By Heather McKim A report from the Natural Resources and Conservation Commission, dredging Shelburne Bay, a review of a recent meeting involving Harbor Place, and more young leaders joining town commissions, boards, and committees were just a few of the items addressed at the June 23 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard. The NRCC gave its […]

Public comment wanted for water quality plan

The Agency of Natural Resources is holding three public comment meetings in July to gather feedback on the Draft Northern Lake Champlain Direct Drainages Tactical Water Quality Management Plan. The public is encouraged to attend the meetings, hear a presentation and offer their comments and suggestions. This plan will be used to establish priorities for clean water […]

report from montpelier

By Representatives Joan Lenes and Kate Webb For our final end-of-session article, we offer a short list of some of the environmental issues addressed this year: Solar Siting: Following requests from municipalities including Shelburne, the Legislature gave communities greater say in the siting of ground-mounted solar projects. Municipalities and planning commissions will have automatic party […]

Sewer project and wastewater budget

By Heather McKim A new tool for predicting the impact of development is now ready, a presentation of the Sewer Service Area Project made by Michael Crane of Crane & Associates said. This final presentation by Crane was one of several items on the agenda for the June 9 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard. The […]

Form Based Code review

The Planning Commission reviewed the penultimate version of the Form Based Code at its meeting on June 11. Commission Chair asked each member to review carefully the latest draft, version 4.1 which is available on the town’s website, and be prepared to make their final recommendations for changes at their next meeting on June 25. […]