Selectboard addresses suspension bridge

By Heather McKim The future of the pedestrian suspension bridge over the LaPlatte River and the direction of policies and procedures for boards and committees were two of the issues discussed at the July 8 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard. The meeting also provided a time for the Historic Preservation and Design Review Committee (HPDRC)… Read More »

Town Plan telecommunications change sent to Selectboard

At its meeting on July 10, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Town Plan on telecommunications issues. The changes are designed to strengthen the town’s position in future proceedings before the Public Service Board. After some discussion, the hearing was closed, the changes adopted, and the proposal forwarded… Read More »

Shelburne’s baseball booth celebrates community

Shelburne’s baseball booth celebrates community

By Sheri Duff The ribbon cutting ceremony for the baseball booth held Sunday, June 29 in Shelburne was a community event. After all, Life Scout Drew Major, who stepped forward to organize and build the celebrated structure, had a long list of local business owners, baseball enthusiasts, friends, neighbors, and residents that collaborated on his… Read More »

Parks and Rec News

Call 985-9551 for Program and Registration information or visit our website www.shelburnevt.org/departments/40.html. Shelburne Parks & Recreation’s 19th Annual Summer Concert Series hosted by Shelburne Farms: Set up your lawn chair and blanket at the Farm Barn courtyard, bring a picnic dinner or enjoy food and drinks from the concession stand. This event is certain to… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Today! Magician Tom Joyce will be performing at the Library at 1pm. Stop in to see this renowned Vermont performer work his magic and leave wondering how he did it. Tonight! Join us tonight at 6:30pm for a reception honoring the award winners in the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Architectural Excellence… Read More »

DRB agenda

Development Review Board Draft Agenda Wednesday, July 16, 7pm Town Center Meeting Room 1 Call to Order Public Comment Topics not otherwise included in agenda. Application CU05-05R4 & SP08-01R2 (Continued) Application by John Koerner for Conditional Use and Site Plan approval for a restaurant and enclosed light manufacturing located within an existing structure. Property at… Read More »

Purchase a brick paver, honor a veteran

Purchase a brick paver, honor a veteran

Community members are urged to stop by the Veterans Memorial booth at the Farmers Market this Saturday from 9am-1pm to order a personalized engraved brick paver. The pavers are a design feature of the Memorial and a fundraising effort in support of its construction. Brick pavers, at a cost of $100 each, may be ordered… Read More »

Shelburne property tax rate set for 2015

The Shelburne Selectboard met Thursday morning, July 3 to set the FY2015 Shelburne Property Tax Rate. The homestead tax rate was set at $1.8085 while the non-residential rate was set at $1.8775, increases of 4.6 percent and 5.2 percent respectively. Shelburne property tax payers will pay $80 more for residential property taxes and $92 more… Read More »

Butterfly garden nears completion

Butterfly garden nears completion

The butterfly garden outside the Pierson Library, above, is progressing at a brisk pace thanks to the efforts of numerous staff and volunteers. After the final setting of the stone walkway, which will take place over the next few weeks, the garden will be complete.  

Shelburne church celebrates Fourth of July

Shelburne will celebrate its 52nd Annual July 4 Chicken Barbeque, Auction, and Bazaar to benefit the Methodist Church on Friday, July 4, this year. “At 9am there’s a line of people waiting to get in to the white elephant sale,” Julie Broadway, chair of the annual sale, explained, “The barbeque starts at 11am and the… Read More »