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 »

Safety Spot

By Jim Buell 2nd Asst. Chief, Shelburne Fire Dept. Summer has arrived! A lot of us will be taking a vacation, but fire doesn’t. Please stay vigilant around the issue of fire safety. Here are some tips that may help keep you, your family, and your home safe. Keep a fire extinguisher near your BBQ,… Read More »

SCHIP celebrates 10th Anniversary

The schedule of monthly celebrations for SCHIP is as follows by: July: Charlotte month—all Charlotte residents get 10 percent off in store August: Raffle month—proceeds go to Charlotte Food Shelf September: Shelburne month —all Shelburne residents get 10 percent off in store plus Volunteer Party October: Hinesburg month—all Hinesburg residents get 10 percent off in… Read More »

Planning Commission briefed on Shoreland Protection Law

At its meeting on June 26, Trey Martin, Senior Counsel in the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) at the Agency of Natural Resources, and Susan Warren, Manager of the Lakes and Ponds program at DEC, briefed Commission members on the provisions of the recently enacted Shoreland Protections Act which will take effect on July 1,… Read More »

Selectboard addresses natural resources, budget changes

By Heather McKim At the June 24 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard, Police Officer Chris Morrell and police dog Buck were recognized for their service to the town of Shelburne. Morrell and his canine partner are retiring from the force. State Representatives to Montpelier Joan Lenes and Kate Webb were present at Tuesday night’s meeting… Read More »

Shelburne Farms Summer Concert Series begins July 9

Shelburne’s Parks and Recreation have planned another great line up of artists for community members to enjoy this summer at the Farm Barn. Set up a lawn chair and blanket, bring a picnic dinner, or enjoy food and drinks from the concession stand sponsored by the Recreation Committee. This event is certain to be a… Read More »

Folino’s Pizza seeks to offer outdoor seating

At their meeting on June 18 the Development Review Board discussed a site plan application by John Koerner, the owner of Folino’s Pizza, to add picnic tables in an outdoor seating area south of their building and for a dumpster enclosure.  In response to questioning about the parking situation, Koerner said he is continuing his… Read More »

Historic photography exhibit moves to Town Hall offices

Historic photography exhibit moves to Town Hall offices

During the Town’s 250th Anniversary Celebration Aug. 16-18, 2013, the photography exhibit, above, was on display on the CTC ferryboat “Cruise Into History” on Friday night, and lined the walls of the Covered Bridge at the Shelburne Museum over the weekend. Ann Hogan and Sara Blum organized the display for the Cruise, with artistic help… Read More »