Posts filed under: Municipal

Planning to rewrite Land Use Regulations over Old Lantern squabble

John Hammer | Contributing Editor The public hearing scheduled before the Selectboard on March 20 to receive public comments on a proposed amendment to the Town’s Land Use Regulations (LUR)...

LETTERS: From Ethiopia on the Town Link Trail

Letter submitted by Lydia Clemmons, Charlotte Greetings from Ethiopia. I headed out here on Town Meeting Day for my usual quarterly work visit. The weekend after I arrived, 65 people,...

New Selectboard gets organized

John Hammer | Contributing Editor March 9 meeting: Following on the heels of this year’s Town Meeting, the Selectboard held its organizational meeting. Frank Tenney was welcomed as he took...

Articles of choice – Town Meeting

Edd Merritt | Contributing Editor As usual, the Charlotte Selectboard presented articles to the Town Meeting audience that showed the board had looked into them thoroughly and had a clear...

Charlotte Library News: March 22

Wednesdays, March 22–April 10, 11:15 a.m. Vermont Reads Book Group at CCS. Join middle schoolers to read Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Supported by the Vermont Humanities Council. Thursdays,...

Everything you ever wanted to know about heat pumps and more

Bill Kallock of Integral Analytics was interviewed by Catherine Hughes—both are members of the Charlotte Energy Committee. The interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Catherine Hughes: How...

Town seeks mowing and brush hogging bids

The Town of Charlotte is seeking bids for mowing and maintaining certain town parcels and trails, and brush hogging certain town parcels. A description of the parcels and bid requirements...

What exactly is high-level health and well-being and where can I buy some?

Submitted by Nancy Somers Radiant health, also known as high-level health and well-being, is not for sale. It’s free! Check the owner’s manual you received when you were born. What,...

Senior Center News: March 22

Mary Recchia | Contributor Step Aerobics with Pam Lord returns Friday from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Dates: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21 and 28. With a portable platform...

“The Charlotte 250 – that’s how the story goes”

Staff report In 1762, the Township of Charlotta, in the then Province of New Hampshire, was founded. Thus the Town of Charlotte, in the State of Vermont, celebrated its 250th...

Lewis Creek Update: Water matters event planned

Marty Illick and Jean Kiedaisch | Contributors This spring the Chittenden Regional Planning Commission, Lewis Creek Association and Responsible Growth Hinesburg are teaming up to raise awareness of water issues...

Library News: March 8

Submitted by Margaret Woodruff Mondays, March 6–April 10, 11:15 a.m.: Vermont Reads Book Group at CCS. Join middle schoolers to read Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Supported by the...

Notice of five-year lease bidding on Thompson’s Point

The Town of Charlotte is providing a notice of availability of a five-year lease (for the mowing seasons of 2017—2021) to mow and bale approximately 50.4 acres on Thompson’s Point,...

Public Safety Log: March 8

As submitted from the Shelburne Police Department Wednesday, Feb. 1 09:03 Medical assist Raymond Rd., Ferrisburgh. Charlotte Rescue paramedic assisted Vergennes Rescue at a medical call. The patient was transported...

Senior Center News: March 8

Mary Recchia | Contributor Do you like to tell stories? Know interesting anecdotes? Have personal insight to share? This Reminisce Project is for you! Dr. Barbara Colombo and her students...

Charlotte Town Meeting Day results

Town Meeting Floor Votes: Article 2 passed by a voice vote. Article 3 passed by a voice vote. Article 4 failed by paper ballot (45 yes, 128 no). Article 5...

Open house reveals aging equipment and innovations in firefighting

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Bright and early Saturday morning Rebekah Lucia, 9, and Nevaeh Dykema, 10, grabbed hand towels at the Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Station...

Meet the candidates and remember to vote on Town Meeting Day!

Edd Merritt | Contributing Editor Candidates for Town Offices The Charlotte News asked candidates running for office on Town Meeting Day to submit statements about themselves and why they feel...

Senior Center News: Feb. 22

Mary Recchia | Contributor Come on an adventure with words that will encourage greater awareness of how your language affects yourself and others. Words are powerful. They often have unexpected...

Town Meeting this year under the new Town Charter

John Hammer | Contributing editor Last year, by a vote of 1,148 to 349, Charlotters passed Town Meeting Article 9, which established a municipal charter that alters the way the...