Planning commission aims to keep Hinesburg like Hinesburg

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Eleven potential village design standards took up most of the discussion at the Hinesburg Planning Commission’s Sept. 11 meeting. There are 11 areas where the commission is considering if and how they would like to amend the town’s village-area design standards: Setbacks Permeability (the ability to see into commercial buildings through… Read More »

Business project next to NRG withdrawn

Business project next to NRG withdrawn

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The plug has been pulled on an 80,000 square foot commercial project next to NRG Systems in Hinesburg. On Aug. 27, town officials learned that Jan Blomstrann had decided to withdraw her application for a commercial development that would have leased office or light industrial business space. The project didn’t have… Read More »

Questions arise over water supply: Recommended 2 cent tax rate increase and conflicting water pump opinions among Hinesburg Selectboard discussion items

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Hinesburg Selectboard got some good news and got some bad news at its July 11 meeting. The budget is in the black, but the water supply is still questionable. First the good news: Town Administrator Renae Marshall told the selectboard that town budget revenues were up and expenses were down.… Read More »

Hinesburg mulls points for water allocation

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Hinesburg Selectboard’s meeting Monday started with an hour and half executive session in which they discussed candidates for police chief to replace retiring Frank Koss. At the end of the executive session, they hadn’t made a decision. Jeff French was absent but attended by speaker phone. Michael Bissonette has been… Read More »

Local municipalities discuss conservation partnership

MADELINE CLARK Staff Reporter  Good fences make good neighbors, the old adage says. However, in the case of six local municipalities, the very opposite may soon ring true. This winter, South Burlington officials began talking with neighboring towns about a possible multi-community conservation partnership they’re calling the Southwest Chittenden County Conservation Partnership.  Tuesday, April 9, Shelburne trustees listened to… Read More »