Vermont intermodal facility: a health concern

The proposed Shelburne intermodal facility threatens our health and undermines efforts to clean up Lake Champlain. Lake Champlain provides drinking water as well as recreational opportunities to surrounding communities. The health of the lake is inextricably linked to our health, and the health of our economy. Towns that border Lake Champlain, including Shelburne, recognize the… Read More »

Vermont Rail open house to be held in South Burlington

Vermont Rail open house to be held in South Burlington

Thursday, a Vermont Railway Intermodal Salt Facility Information Open House will be held from 6pm to 9pm at Sunset Ballroom Comfort Suites in South Burlington, as announced by Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson on Front Porch Forum. The post said Vermont Rail is hosting the event so the public can learn more about his… Read More »

Lack of trust still stands for Vermont Rail’s Shelburne development

Lack of trust still stands for Vermont Rail’s Shelburne development

In a four-page letter to the town of Shelburne, received prior to his requested executive session with the town, Vermont Rail System President David Wulfson explained his relationship with his family-owned rail company and with Shelburne where he resides. “Sadly, many statements have been made that are not true,” Wulfson wrote in the letter. “Even… Read More »

Railway development concerns

Recently, I have listened to the links to the last two Shelburne Select board meetings regarding the Vermont Rail System’s proposed facility. I understand how the preemption issue complicates the issue of this rail project, but while Vermont Rail had its success with preemption of Act 250 back in 2005, my understanding is that if… Read More »

Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

Vermont Rail System files complaint against Shelburne

In his seven years on Shelburne’s Selectboard, Chair Gary von Stange has never seen anyone do anything like this to impact public safety, he said referring to Vermont Rail System’s closure of Railroad Lane in response to a notice of zoning violation from the town. Von Stange made this comment to a packed room at… Read More »

Vermont Rail System plans worry town officials

Vermont Rail System plans worry town officials

A new Vermont Rail System transfer station proposed for 19-acres west of Harbour Industries along Route 7 is being described by Shelburne Town Manager Joe Colangelo as potentially the single most impactful event that Shelburne has ever seen. Vermont Rail System plans to move part of its Burlington operations out of the city and into… Read More »

Salt shed appeal money is all used up

The Shelburne town government has used up the $20,000 donated by the Vermont Natural Resources Council in January to appeal a federal court ruling, and there is still no date for legal arguments to be heard in New York City. Town Manager Joe Colangelo said Shelburne has received a $27,130 legal bill from its law firm, Monaghan… Read More »

Selectboard to look for Colangelo’s replacement

The Shelburne Selectboard will begin preliminary discussions next Tuesday on finding both an interim and a permanent replacement for Town Manager Joe Colangelo. Colangelo has an offer to be the new town manager for Hanover, Mass., and selectboard Chairman Jerry Storey, a former municipal manager in Maine, said he is assuming that Colangelo will be moving on.… Read More »

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