Charlotte neighbors want action on rentals

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer At least three residents of Hills Point Road, which is just north of the Town Beach, came to the Charlotte Selectboard on Monday seeking a solution to problems with short-term rentals. Resident Mike Wool said among the problems are speeding cars to the rentals while his grandchildren are playing in the… Read More »

Selectboard approves vote on Town Plan Nov. 5

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Charlotte Selectboard voted unanimously to schedule a special election on Nov. 5 for a vote to approve an amended Town Plan. The proposed amendment to the Town Plan would be the only item on the ballot. However, Town Administrator Dean Bloch said there is speculation that if the selectboard also… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard allows a wedding

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer On another beautiful late summer evening – one in a string of perfect Goldilocks evenings, not too cool, not too hot, just right – the Charlotte Selectboard held a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 12. And on this meteorologically romantic evening, the selectboard voted unanimously to allow a wedding at… Read More »

Charlotte’s tax rate goes up, barely

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer On the first night in August – a month whose name comes from the Latin word ‘augere,’ meaning to increase – the Charlotte Selectboard voted unanimously to increase the town’s property taxes, but not by much. On Thursday, Aug. 1, the total tax rate was set at $1.6857 for residents and… Read More »

Charlotte hires zoning official, backs Thompson’s Point plan

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Daniel Morgan is Charlotte’s new zoning administrator. The selectboard voted Monday to hire Morgan to replace Aaron Brown, who’s now the town administrator — and zoning administrator — for New Haven. In Charlotte, Morgan will also be the sewage control officer, E911 coordinator and health officer. Carrie Spear made the motion… Read More »

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 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 looks to engage voters

BY SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Charlotte Selectboard unanimously chose Matt Krasnow as chair and Frank Tenney as vice chair at a short meeting on Thursday, March 7. They also decided that the regular time for selectboard meetings to start would be 6 p.m. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, they discussed ways to increase… Read More »