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 »

Power in numbers: Local communities discuss conservation

MADELINE CLARK  Staff Reporter Good fences make good neighbors, the old adage says. However, in the case of six local municipalities, the very opposite may soon ring true. This winter, South Burlington officials began talking with neighboring towns about a possible multi-community conservation partnership they’re calling the Southwest Chittenden County Conservation Partnership. Tuesday night, Shelburne… Read More »

Town ends legal fight over salt storage sheds

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A 30-minute private conversation with the town’s lawyer was all it took Tuesday night for the Shelburne Selectboard to decide it is time to end the costly, unsuccessful legal battle regarding Vermont Railway Inc.’s new salt storage facility in town. “This is not an evening to look back as much and entirely… Read More »

Shelburne voters OK first step to new fire-rescue station

Shelburne voters OK first step to new fire-rescue station

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent By a two-to-one margin, Shelburne voters on Tuesday decided to take the first step toward building a new, combined fire and rescue station within the next few years. They also approved a $9.5 million budget for 2019-20, filled key offices including seats on the selectboard and school board, and added to… Read More »