Posts filed under: Municipal

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...

Thompson’s Point assessments drop

John Hammer | Contributing Editor The Charlotte Selectboard met three times in late January to fine-tune the town budget and official warning for Town Meeting. Selectman Krasnow made a strong...

Library News: Feb. 8

Submitted by Margaret Woodruff Thursdays, Feb. 2 through 23, 3:15–4:15 p.m.: Coding Club. The coding adventure continues. Discover what you can create and animate through the power of code! No...

Senior Center News: Feb. 8

Mary Recchia | Contributor Please look for the new spring program as an insert in the next issue of The Charlotte News. We close out the winter program with the...

Selectboard approves new pay grades for town positions

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief The Charlotte Selectboard approved new factor scores for the town administrator and town clerk/treasurer positions on Jan. 17. When combined with step increases and...

Annual celebration of Charlotte’s town volunteers

Staff Report Clark Hinsdale presented at the annual celebration of Charlotte’s volunteers at the Charlotte Senior Center last week. Special thanks went out to all of the many volunteers who...

Submit your petitions, it’s not too late – but almost

John Hammer | Contributing Editor The deadline for submitting petitions for elected public office is next Monday, January 30. The Town of Charlotte depends to a great extent on its...

Library News: Jan. 25

Submitted by Cheryl Sloan & Margaret Woodruff CULTURAL DIVERSITY AWARENESS IN CHILDREN From the headlines to the bookshelves, the issue of racial and cultural diversity has captured our nation’s attention....

Senior Center News: Jan. 25

Mary Recchia | Contributor Calling all creative spirits! The Senior Center Community Art Show, now in its 11th year, has become a favorite among our community of artists. This year...

Charlotte ice rink abuzz with activity

Edd Merritt | Contributing Editor This weekend was the revival of outdoor ice rinks. Oh yeah, Fenway Park tried to make something of it with a bunch of games in...

Lewis Creek Association finalizing focus study

Krista Hoffsis, program coordinator | Lewis Creek Association Lewis Creek Association is currently finalizing plans and funding to do a focus study on water quality in Thorp Brook and Kimball...

Multiple crashes close I-89 exit 13

Ice wreaked havoc across Chittenden County last night including downed power lines in Shelburne and a 13-vehicle pileup on Interstate 89 at exit 13. Numerous crashes took place between 4:30...

Town Meeting 2017 Countdown

John Hammer | Contributing Editor   Town Meeting 2017 Countdown The following positions for town offices are up for election March 7, 2017. Petitions are available at the Town Clerk’s office....

Plan to resolve Mary Mead’s pay and other news

John Hammer | Contributing Editor A one hour-work session to review the Palmer Method factor scoring for the Town Administrator and Clerk/Treasurer’s positions took place Jan. 9. It turned out...

Hinsdale-Preston conservation easement update

John Hammer | Contributing editor  Matt Krasnow’s reservations about the lack of an adequate process for development of the Hinsdale-Preston conservation easement was addressed at the Selectboard meeting on Dec....

CSWD survey results and draft warning reviews

John Hammer | Contributing editor A presentation of the results of a survey on solid-waste collection and the potential for siting a drop-off center (DOC) in Charlotte was a focus...

County hazard mitigation plan available for review and comment

Lynn Monty | Editor in chief The Chittenden County Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazards Mitigation Plan draft is available for review and comment. The plan proposes the following six regional mitigation strategies to...