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 »

Rural landowners frustrated with new zoning regulations

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Planning Commission recently heard from rural landowners frustrated with new land-use rules that they say could restrict their ability to manage, live on, and even make a living from their property. At its regular meeting last week, the commission listened to comments from Becky Castle, co-owner of Fisher Brothers Farm… 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 Selectboard candidates talk issues

Shelburne Selectboard candidates talk issues

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Over a dozen Shelburne residents asked questions that focused on debt, construction, economic development and the railroad to two selectboard candidates Tuesday night. Residents wrote questions on cards that incumbent Town Moderator Tom Little asked of the candidates. Incumbent Jaime Heins is running for the two-year seat he currently holds.… Read More »

No contests on Town Meeting Day ballot

By MADELINE HUGHES Shelburne voters will have no races to decide on the Town Meeting Day ballot after the candidates’ deadline this week attracted no competition for open offices. Four positions were up for election this year, and three incumbents have chosen to serve again. Two seats on the Selectboard each have a single candidate… Read More »