Changes to Town Meeting Day discussed

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Town Meeting Day – how and when should Charlotte do it – was a major subject at the July 8 selectboard meeting. The board discussed whether or not to change Charlotte’s unique voting process. No decision was made at the meeting, but the discussion inspired plenty of suggestions. Town Meeting 2020… Read More »

Selectboard advances library project, discusses vacant homes

Selectboard advances library project, discusses vacant homes

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Charlotte Selectboard took two more steps toward construction of an addition to the library on Monday night. The board unanimously approved the contract with ReArch Company for construction of the addition. Also approved was a memorandum of agreement with the Charlotte Library Board of Trustees and Friends of Charlotte Library… Read More »

Town Link Trail: A work-in-progress

Town Link Trail: A work-in-progress

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer As it currently exits, the so-called Town Link Trail doesn’t have much “town” and very little “link.” It does have some beautiful “trail” that inspires dreams about what could be if the vision for the trail were to become reality. The Town Link Trail has become a frequent subject at recent… Read More »

Selectboard votes for library bond

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The contract for the Charlotte Library addition needed more work and wasn’t ready for discussion at the Charlotte Selectboard’s meeting on Monday, June 10, but the board did discuss the bond application to pay the town’s share of the construction costs. Selectboard member Fritz Tegatz reported that there were many pages… Read More »

Selectboard choses contractor for Charlotte Library addition

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Although there are still questions and unresolved issues – and it wasn’t the lowest bid – the Charlotte Selectboard Monday night unanimously awarded the contract for building the Charlotte Library addition to the ReArch Company. Selectboard member Fritz Tegatz introduced the ReArch’s design, which was preferred by the library board and… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard receives three bids for library addition

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Bids were opened for the Charlotte Library addition before a special selectboard meeting on May 20. Charlotte Selectboard members Fritz Tegatz and Louise McCarren opened the three bids, which were then shared with the public: Breadloaf Corporation:  $1.6 million; ReArch Company:  $889,000; and Naylor & Breen Builders with Vermont Integrated Architecture… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard hears speed concerns

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Of the more than 30 people who attended the Charlotte Selectboard meeting on Monday, at least half were there to talk about speed limits. There were many opinions, and they weren’t all for slower speed limits. Megan Price of Ferry Road was the first to speak during the public comment portion… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard avoids legal action in tree service controversy, low bidder withdraws

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A contentious and possibly expensive legal issue was averted when the lowest bidder for a contract withdrew his bid at Wednesday’s special meeting of the Charlotte Selectboard. At least 50 people crowded into the Charlotte Town Hall for the special meeting of the Charlotte Selectboard, called to get public input and… Read More »

Charlotte residents voice speed concerns

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter A number of people are advocating lowering speed limits to increase pedestrian safety in Charlotte. Three residents brought their concerns to the Charlotte Selectboard meeting on Monday night and much of the discussion was about lowering the speed limit from 50 to 35 miles per hour in some areas, such as… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard chooses design/build

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Many of the comments from the small audience were contentious and at times heated, but in the end the Charlotte Selectboard voted unanimously Monday to issue a request for bids for a design/build proposal for a new addition to the Charlotte Library. Some members of the audience questioned the feasibility and… Read More »