Selectboard makes reappointments to Town committees

The March 28 Selectboard meeting kicked off an hour early with the Bay Road Pedestrian Bicycle Mobility Study presentation (see last week’s Shelburne News for details). The meeting proper saw members tackling a full agenda that included many things that had been delayed due to the blizzard rendering the March 14 meeting an impossibility. Once… Read More »

von Stange re-elected as Selectboard Chair

Due to Tuesday’s blizzard, Selectboard members did not gather for the regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting for March 14. Instead, the re-organizational portion of the meeting was held via conference call. All other items that had been on the evening’s agenda were tabled until the March 28 meeting. In a 4-1 vote, member Gary von Stange… Read More »

Selectboard discusses Pierson Library

In addition to the future of the Bay Road corridor, the Pierson Library was also on the agenda Tuesday night. Both the Library Trustees and Library Building Steering Committee presented their CBC reports. “[We] govern towards the Mission Statement,” Board of Trustees Chair Ruth Hagerman said. That Mission Statement evolves – being reviewed by the… Read More »

Selectboard votes to send paths maps back for review

Priority paths and sidewalk maps, updates from three of the Town’s groups, a look at the initial draft of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and the Spear Street waterline were key items on the agenda for the Sept. 13 Selectboard meeting. The Priority Paths and Sidewalk Maps have been a divisive issue in recent months.… Read More »

Form Based Zoning adopted at Selectboard meeting

After years of work, Form Based Zoning was adopted at the April 26 meeting of the Selectboard. It was one of several issues on the agenda for the meeting. “This has been a long project,” Dean Pierce, director of Planning and Zoning, said as he started a presentation on the proposed subdivision and zoning by-law… Read More »

Selectboard honors volunteers

“We’re a town of volunteers. Our town runs the way it does because people step up to the plate,” Selectboard Chair Gary von Stange said, praising the many volunteers who make up Shelburne’s commissions, boards and committees (CBCs). Some of the things that make Shelburne what it is were highlighted during the April 12 meeting… Read More »

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 »