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 »

Selectboard chooses library solar provider, bids farewell to Dein

By MADELINE HUGHES STAFF REPORTER The New Library and Town Center Project Committee suggested early in the planning process that the library be equipped with solar panels. On Tuesday night, the selectboard took the committee’s recommendation and chose to contract with Shelburne-based Bullrock Solar. The solar panels on the library will generate almost enough electricity… Read More »

New town plan and zoning regulations

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter The Shelburne Selectboard voted to accept the town plan and two new zoning regulations Tuesday night. Both zoning amendments were made to regulations for the rural districts within the town. The first amendment was a tweak to a zoning regulation that was changed last year to allow properties with structures… Read More »

Resignation letter cites ethics complaint: Member of the Development Review Board resigns, questions future of volunteerism

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Development Review Board member Jeff Hodgson has resigned from the board citing the ethics complaint lodged against his fellow board member and a “complicated in the legal sense” practice the board adopted in 2015. “Last night was really the straw that broke the camel’s back for me,” Hodgson wrote in… Read More »