We don’t have money for new fire and rescue station

This Town Meeting Day, the taxpayers will be asked to appropriate $25,000 in order to enter into a purchase/sale agreement with Healthy Living for a new firehouse/rescue location study. The land cost will be $650,000. Bob Finn, in an earlier, soundly-written letter, has rightly questioned this public/private funding, a valid observation. There has been no… Read More »

Article 8 right solution

’ll be voting in favor of Article 8 (the site study for a potential combined rescue and fire location) next week because it’s something that should have been given high priority a very long time ago. It has been disappointing to learn that former selectboards and town managers did not bring the request for a… Read More »

Open Space Conservation Fund request important

This year, our Town Meeting Day ballot will ask us to vote to add $35,000 to the Town’s Open Space Conservation Fund (OSF), a request that adds only $2 per $100,000 assessed property value to our tax bill. For the average Shelburne homeowner, this request amounts to less than a one-day admission to a Vermont… Read More »

Article 8 wrong solution

“I am writing to explain why I will be voting “No” for ballot Article 8 in the election in March.  The Rescue and Fire Chiefs put together an excellent Q &A  presentation last Monday. I came away convinced that the town must begin planning to replace the rescue team’s facilities in the near future and develop… Read More »

Rice Lumber site best for fire and rescue

On behalf of the officers and members of the Shelburne Fire and Rescue Departments, we would like to thank everyone that attended our open forum and asking questions. Over the course of the last week, we have had a number of people reach out to us posing questions that we did not address at that… Read More »

Ashooh: Asking for your vote

Hello neighbors, you may already know that I am running (unopposed) for a three-year term to the selectboard. I wanted to introduce myself and, somewhat awkwardly, assure you that a vote for me is better than the alternative. My family and I have lived in Shelburne since 2007.  My wife, Sarah Nilsen, and I teach… Read More »

Public/private partnership is troubling

With Election Day coming up on March 5, we need to think carefully about Article VIII on the back of the ballot. It proposes that the Town of Shelburne partner with Healthy Living in the “soft costs” of developing and, next year, vote to purchase land for a new fire/rescue facility on Route 7. There… Read More »

Support Heins for selectboard

I urge Shelburne residents to re-elect Jaime Heins to the Shelburne Selectboard on Town Meeting Day. A vote for Jaime is a vote of confidence that he will continue to use his diplomatic skills and experience to build upon the progress he has made since his election a year ago to fill a vacant seat.… Read More »

Vermont’s Potential

From my experience in U.S. and global high growth areas, I see that Vermont has great potential. The strategy, which has led to success in other locations, encompasses a high quality of life, excellent K-12 education, the active participation of academe government and business, a robust infrastructure of roads, public transportation and high speed Internet,… Read More »

Re-elect Heins to selectboard

Jaime Heins will have my support on March 5. As an elected member of the selectboard, and an appointed member before that, Jaime has welcomed community members’ input in selectboard proceedings, encouraged the participation of new voices, and worked collaboratively with other board members. He promotes a thoughtful, inclusive and transparent public process that is… Read More »