‘That’s how it works in a small town’: Selectboard decides against eminent domain

‘That’s how it works in a small town’: Selectboard decides against eminent domain

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter In a standing-room-only meeting Monday night, the Hinesburg Selectboard voted against pursuing eminent domain on Lot 15, the space in town where Hannaford Brothers Co. wants to build the town’s largest grocery store. Tensions were high in the main meeting room of the Town Hall Monday night while the selectboard… Read More »

No to eminent domain: Development of Lot 15 will continue through legal process

By MADELINE HUGHES In a standing-room-only meeting Monday night, the Hinesburg Selectboard voted against pursuing eminent domain on Lot 15, the space in town Hannaford Brothers Co. wants to build the town’s largest grocery store. Tensions were high in the main meeting room of the Town Hall Monday night while the selectboard met to discuss… Read More »

Time is ticking on Lot 15

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter The Hinesburg Selectboard has until Feb. 14 to decide whether to acquire Lot 15. That process – called eminent domain – is where government may buy private property for public use.  The timeline is based on an October development review board decision regarding the Hannaford Brother’s Co. proposed development, which the review board said did not comply with the town map.   In 2010,… Read More »