Shelburne fire/rescue station project gets rolling

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The committee charged with pursuing a public-private partnership to build a new Shelburne fire and rescue station got down to work this week mapping actions to take through the end of the year. At a May 6 meeting, the committee heard from Joe Weith, a former South Burlington planning and zoning director… 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 »

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 »

Business talk gets town’s attention

Business talk gets town’s attention

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent With a chance to brainstorm ideas and jump start business activity in Shelburne, a couple dozen people sipped wine and swapped ideas Monday night at Shelburne Vineyard. By Tuesday, their discussion had the attention of the Shelburne Selectboard. Selectboard Chair Jerry Storey and member Mary Kehoe attended the gathering at the vineyard… Read More »

Appeals court rules ordinance does not apply to salt facility

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Once again, federal laws that exempt railroad development from local review and control have protected Vermont Railway Inc.’s Shelburne salt facility from local regulation. In a decision issued late last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City ruled that a Shelburne ordinance enacted in… Read More »

Federal appeals court upholds ruling: Shelburne ordinance does not apply to Vermont Railway salt facility

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City issued a ruling today on the Town of Shelburne’s appeal of a district court decision involving Vermont Railway Inc. The appeals court has affirmed the decision made by the U.S. District Court in Burlington in December 2017. The case… 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 »

What’s on the Town Meeting Day ballot in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Debt and other fixed costs drove up the proposed Shelburne municipal FY2019-20 budget before the selectboard heard from departments about their fiscal needs. “We came in at roughly a 4 percent increase, and that was driven by fixed costs – debt and employee contracts,” Town Manager Lee Krohn said. The… Read More »