Selectboard tackles issues at regular meeting

By Heather McKim The July 22 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard saw the return of a familiar face to the Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission (HPDRC), a meeting with the Bike and Pedestrian Paths Committee, and a look at the town’s trees. David Webster, who had previously served on the HPDRC for a few… Read More »

Community urged to attend Form Based Zoning meeting

By Dean Pierce, Shelburne Planning and Zoning Director A complete draft of the Form Based Zoning document is now available online and can be downloaded (in both MS Word and Adobe Acrobat formats) from As previously announced, the project steering committee will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7pm to discuss the document. This… 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 »

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 »

Report from Montpelier: June 5, 2014

Investments in Vermont environment and infrastructure In Rep. Kate Webb and Joan Lenes’ last column for the season, they have highlighted a few pieces of legislation passed this year that protect Vermont’s environment and infrastructure. Capital Investments in our State: The capital bill includes the culmination of a six-year effort to provide a strategy and… Read More »

Route 7 development discussion May 12

Shelburne citizens interested in Form Based Zoning, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Monday, May 12 discussion at 7pm in Meeting Room 1 of the Town Offices. The meeting will focus on the Draft Regulating Plan. The project team will engage Steering Committee members in a discussion of key elements, such as: The planning… Read More »

Cell tower concerns

Just a few comments in response to Representative Lenes’ “Report From Montpelier” update in last week’s Shelburne News. For those who have not been following this issue very closely, there is a bill (“S.220”) making its way through the Legislature that will likely undermine the town’s ability to have a voice in future cell tower… Read More »

Vermont’s transformational governor, Phil Hoff dies at 93

Vermont’s transformational governor, Phil Hoff dies at 93

By Kevin O’Connor VTDIGGER.ORG Philip Hoff was the Democratic candidate for Vermont governor in 1962 when he called his father in Massachusetts with an invitation to dinner on election night. “I don’t know,” Hoff would remember his father saying. “Are you going to win?” “Dad, they’ve never elected a Democrat by popular vote in the history… Read More »

Jerry Storey: Incumbent unopposed for two-year seat

Jerry Storey: Incumbent unopposed for two-year seat

Name: Jerry Storey, incumbent Age: 79 Occupation: Retired Education: Yale University, anthropology; Columbia University, anthropology and Teachers College, education (joint degree program) Married / Family: Married, five children, five grandchildren How long have you lived in Shelburne? Five years Experience with town boards, commissions, etc.: Served on Shelburne Development Review Board and on the town… Read More »