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 »

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 »

Kehoe forming police benevolent association 

Shelburne Selectboard member Mary Kehoe announced that she is working to set up a nonprofit organization to support the Shelburne Police Department. At last week’s selectboard meeting, Kehoe said she’s in the early stages of forming “a Shelburne Patrolman’s Benevolent Association.” Kehoe is a lawyer and said she will work with an accountant to be… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »