Bay Road’s tunnel continues to vex

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Bay Road’s low and narrow railroad overpass continues to vex both motorists and town officials who spent time at their Oct. 29 meeting revisiting the question of how traffic navigates the tight tunnel. The problem spot has been studied and reviewed with the most recent decision in 2017 to put stop signs… Read More »

Shelburne Selectboard looks ahead to 2020 spending items: Beaver policy, form-based zoning, sewer hook-ups discussed

UPDATE: Town officials have approved of Pizzagalli Properties as the development company that Healthy Living Market and Cafe has chosen to work on the proposed fire-rescue station and grocery store project at the corner of Route 7 and Longmeadow Drive. The choice was made public in an updated purchase and sale agreement signed Thursday by… Read More »

Selectboard looks to tweak agreement with Healthy Living

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Selectboard has tapped two board members who are lawyers, and the town manager, to renegotiate the details of the agreement with Healthy Living Market intended to lead to a new fire and rescue station. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the selectboard convened an abbreviated meeting with just this item for discussion,… Read More »

Neighbor files court appeal of Shelburne Green permit: Fiddlehead expansion hinges on permit approval

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A recent permit approval for Shelburne Green business park to expand Fiddlehead Brewing Co.’s facility has been challenged with an appeal filed by a homeowner in the adjacent neighborhood. The appeal dated Aug. 30 was filed with the Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division by Nancy C. Hinsdale and her son, Clark Hinsdale… Read More »

Property taxes: Past, present, future

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Delinquent property taxpayers have been put on notice in Shelburne as town officials work to bring tax scofflaws into compliance. How? First by asking, then asking again, and ultimately looking at formal steps to collect what’s due. With the first payments of property taxes due Aug. 15 this week, the topic of… Read More »

Selectboard approves museum’s solar plans

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Shelburne Museum’s plans to build two solar arrays on its property this fall received a stamp of approval from the Shelburne Selectboard Tuesday when the board agreed to lend its support for the project in the state permitting process. The selectboard heard a presentation from museum director Tom Denenberg and representatives of… Read More »

Residents still wary of new sewer plan

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Residents from the Shelburne Heights neighborhood along Spear Street returned to the selectboard Tuesday, continuing to push back against a development plan to connect to their neighborhood’s sewer lines. More than a dozen residents turned out for the discussion of additional analysis of the design for the Snyder Homes 90-plus unit residential… Read More »

Selectboard approves Shelburne solar deal

Selectboard approves Shelburne solar deal

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Long after the upstairs meeting room at the Shelburne town offices emptied out Tuesday night, three members of the selectboard without fanfare emerged from a closed-door session to cast a unanimous vote for a solar-power deal meant to last for the next 25 years. The board directed Town Manager Lee Krohn to… Read More »

Library bond to be lower than expected

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Selectboard signed off on the final bond amount for the new Pierson Library and historic Town Hall construction project Tuesday night with the total coming in at $5.9 million. That’s $600,000 less than the $6.5 million voters approved for the project in 2017. Fundraising efforts aimed at lowering the bond… Read More »