Shelburne’s proposed budget explained

By Joe Colangelo, Shelburne Town Manager Eight months of process, iteration, deliberation, all reduced to the simplicity of a yes/no question for voter consideration at Town Meeting: Shall the town adopt the Selectboard’s proposed budget of $8,073,752 of which $5,835,946 is to be raised by taxes?  So, how did we get to this particular budget… Read More »

Vote for Don Stevens — Jim White

It seems that during Selectboard elections, we are often reminded that incumbents are volunteers putting in long hours. While that is undoubtedly true, it’s a reason to offer respect and thanks, but not necessarily with re-election. We are also told that incumbents have gone through the training process and so are ahead in the game.… Read More »

Oda Hubbard recognized by town for 22 years of service

Oda Hubbard recognized by town for 22 years of service

Oda Hubbard was recently recognized for her service to the town of Shelburne. Hubbard served on the Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission (HP&DRC) for 22 years, from 1993 to 2015. “She was a long-time member of the group,” Director of Planning & Zoning Dean Pierce said. At its Oct. 13 meeting, the HP&DRC honored… Read More »

Shelburne wins coveted “Stormy” award

Shelburne wins coveted “Stormy” award

It may be called “Stormy,” but a recent award from The New England Stormwater Collaborative has some people in Shelburne feeling rather sunny. The town garnered recognition for its collaboration with South Burlington in the “Development of Regional Inter-municipal Stormwater Programs.” Shelburne’s partner in the project, South Burlington, nominated the town for the award. Water… Read More »

Another 41 bricks

A look at the activities and successes of the Veterans Monument Committee, consideration of reappraisal options, the Peddlers Ordinance and a quick update on the Form-Based Code Ordinance were some of the items on the agenda before the Selectboard at its Nov. 24 meeting. Chair Sam Feitelberg gave an update on the Veterans Monument Committee,… Read More »

South Tank cell tower debate

Shelburne’s Water Commission is looking to boost its budget in the face of a $422,000 price tag for upgrades and expenditures. Cell antennas attached to Shelburne’s South Tank generate approximately $100,000 in revenue each year. Where that revenue goes was the focus of a presentation by the Water Commission at the Aug. 11 meeting of… Read More »

Residents vote down $11.2M SCS facilities bond

Residents vote down $11.2M SCS facilities bond

By Sadie Williams The Shelburne Community School (SCS) gymnasium boasted a mediocre turnout on Monday night’s Town Meeting, which ran until just before 11pm. Roughly 150 citizens appeared for the debriefing of the next day’s voting issues and to vote on Article II, Selectboard stipends and Article III, the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Ordinance.… Read More »

The Readers Write

CVU Turf Field Bond explained I have been following the vigorous discussions regarding the upcoming March ballot, and would like to remind voters of the CVU articles they will also be considering.  The CVU board is asking for your support for the budget, which is down year to year (1.9 percent) with a net education… Read More »