Shelburne Selectboard update

A training with the town attorney regarding the relationship between the town manager and Selectboard, an update on the evidentiary hearing Vermont Railways v. Town of Shelburne, a presentation on Act 46, and a review of the initial draft of fiscal year 2017’s wastewater budget were key items on the agenda at the May 24… Read More »

The Readers Write

Town manager addresses Vermont Railway case First of all, I want to recognize the overwhelming community support shown for the actions of the Town since this project became public in early January. Second, Chairman von Stange deserves special praise for his leadership and volunteer time commitment throughout this ordeal. Third, Claudine Safar was outstanding representing Shelburne… Read More »

Fire departments quell brush fire on Bostwick Road

Fire departments quell brush fire on Bostwick Road

Fire departments from Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg, as well as Shelburne police responded on the evening of May 12 to a brush fire on the train tracks off Bostwick Road in Shelburne. Fire trucks, UTVs, and pickup trucks were dispatched to put out flames that the Shelburne Fire Department said were most likely caused by… Read More »

Reckless Rail Rally protest held in Shelburne

Reckless Rail Rally protest held in Shelburne

Chanting “Salt sheds no! Watersheds yes!” as they marched through the streets of Shelburne, several hundred protesters braved dreary weather on Sunday, May 1 at the Reckless Rail Rally. Anti-rail activists made plenty of noise as they banged on pots and pans and walked from Shelburne Community School down Harbor Road and onto Route 7.… Read More »

Form Based Zoning adopted at Selectboard meeting

After years of work, Form Based Zoning was adopted at the April 26 meeting of the Selectboard. It was one of several issues on the agenda for the meeting. “This has been a long project,” Dean Pierce, director of Planning and Zoning, said as he started a presentation on the proposed subdivision and zoning by-law… Read More »

Selectboard honors volunteers

“We’re a town of volunteers. Our town runs the way it does because people step up to the plate,” Selectboard Chair Gary von Stange said, praising the many volunteers who make up Shelburne’s commissions, boards and committees (CBCs). Some of the things that make Shelburne what it is were highlighted during the April 12 meeting… Read More »

Selectboard tackles a full agenda

The Selectboard faced a packed agenda at the Mar. 22 meeting. Numerous ordinances were before the members, as well as a long list of appointments to commissions, boards and committees (CBCs). Several of the items facing the board were the products of years of discussion and work. The agenda packed with ordinances was due to… Read More »

Concern as an engineer, parent and resident

I am deeply concerned about the Vermont Railway development here in Shelburne on many levels. As an engineer, I am concerned that Vermont Railway has submitted risk management documents in the past with respect to the storage of explosive material in Charlotte that were deemed inadequate by the Charlotte Fire Chief. When questioned on this,… Read More »