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 »

Board sticks with sewer plan for Snyder project

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Plans to connect a new residential development along Spear Street to the town sewer system should continue following extra review prompted by a petition from residents of the Shelburne Heights neighborhood. The Shelburne Selectboard on Tuesday decided it would take no further action regarding wastewater system designs for the Snyder Homes project… Read More »

Don’t leave it to beaver: Selectboard agrees to try pilot deterrent project

Don’t leave it to beaver: Selectboard agrees to try pilot deterrent project

CULLEN PARADIS Community News Service Beaver activity along Webster Road has prompted Shelburne town officials to take the first steps toward considering how it handles wildlife situations with the hope of using non-lethal tactics to deal with nuisance animals. The Shelburne Selectboard Tuesday agreed to a pilot project with a local animal rights group and… 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 »

Residents question sewer connection plan

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent About two dozen residents of a Spear Street neighborhood converged on the Shelburne Selectboard Tuesday evening to question imminent plans to connect a new larger development onto the town sewer system. Residents of Shelburne Heights, situated on the west side of Spear Street north of Kwiniaska Golf Club, presented town officials with… Read More »

Putting Shelburne’s best foot forward: Selectboard retreat eyes pedestrian safety, town plan goals and changes to dog park

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Pedestrian safety and ideas for “a walkable, bikeable Shelburne” took center stage early this week when the Shelburne Selectboard met for its annual retreat. A public meeting with an agenda, this annual exercise is intentionally somewhat informal, and the board opted to gather away from its usual municipal offices meeting space. It… 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 »

GMT adding service hours, mulling rate hike

GMT adding service hours, mulling rate hike

MADELINE CLARK Staff Reporter Green Mountain Transit (GMT) has released the results of its NextGen transit study and for Shelburne, that means increased service hours along the 6 route. A 25-cent fare hike is also under consideration, according to GMT documents. The study, conducted by California-based Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, was a near year-long effort to… Read More »