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  1. Tech & Cable Committee MeetingWed, Dec 7 06:30 pm
  2. Select Board MeetingMon, Dec 12 07:00 pm
  3. Conservation Commission MeetingTue, Dec 13 07:30 pm
  4. Assessors MeetingWed, Dec 14 06:00 pm
  5. Planning Board MeetingWed, Dec 14 07:00 pm
  6. Senior Center Foundation MeetingThu, Dec 15 01:30 pm
  7. Staff Holliday MeetingMon, Dec 26 12:00 am
  8. Planning Board MeetingWed, Dec 28 07:00 pm

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This site is designed to keep residents informed, to help town leaders communicate and to aid those new to the area in the process of getting to know us.

Contact information for all departments, committees, town officials and staff can be found on the Hours and Information page or through the board, committee and department pages in the menus above. Minutes of the most recent meetings are posted on those pages.

Please note: Office hours and days of operation vary amongst departments. Please check each individual web page for specifics.

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Planning Board Public Forum on Parking Requirements

On November 30th, at 7:30 pm, the Shelburne Planning Board is hoping to get comments and suggestions about possible changes to the Town’s Zoning Bylaw Parking Regulations. At the present time, there is one set of parking requirements that applies to projects anywhere in Town. During their meeting on Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm, the Board will present their current working draft revision that creates separate parking requirements for the Village Commercial and Village Residential districts, separating the requirements for those that apply to the Route 2 Commercial zone.

Over the past couple of years, the Special Permit Granting Authority in Shelburne, the ZBA, has had to review projects where meeting the Town parking requirements has been a significant issue. The ZBA has the authority to waive and negotiate parking requirements for projects and has asked the Planning Board for guidance to help them use their discretionary power effectively and in the best interest of the Town. The Planning Board has been reviewing issues such as: should redevelopment of existing older buildings in the center of the Village be required to create new on-site parking spaces, should the Town require all apartments in Village to provide 2 off-street parking spaces per apartment even if they are a studio or one-bedroom apartment, how do you determine what is the best interests of the Town when a special permit is being reviews.

The Planning Board is hoping that residents will take a look at the first draft of their bylaw revisions and attend the public discussion on the 30th, or read the proposed revisions and submit comments to the Board.

The November 30th discussion draft is available online or via email from Planning@townofshelburne.com.

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Help us plan Shelburne's 250th

Did you know?

Shelburne was first settled in 1756 as part of Deerfield, Massachusetts known then as the "Deerfield Northwest."  It was initially organized as the district of Shelburne in 1768 (named in honor of William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne) and was officially incorporated as a town in 1775.

Therefore, Shelburne will be celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2018!

Do you want to help?

The Shelburne Board of Selectmen is seeking the assistance of a committee to help plan for Shelburne’s 250th anniversary 2018.  Interested residents should contact Town Administrator, Terry Narkewicz at Selectboard@townofshelburne.com or by calling 625-0300 ext. #1. 

Help us make this a memorable event!

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Snow Emergency - Blue Lights

The Town of Shelburne has implemented a snow emergency (winter parking ban) notification system with two flashing Blue Lights in the village center.  When the lights are flashing, emergency parking regulations are in effect. The Blue Lights are located on Water Street near the VFW and on Bridge Street across from the Arms Library Building.

Safe parking areas during a snow emergency are:

The Cul-de-Sac at Mole Hollow Candle, The Arms Academy/Historical Society Parking lot, the Cross Street Parking lot, and the back row directly behind the Keystone Market.

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Pay Tax Bills Online

The Town of Shelburne has a new online payment system to accept real estate, personal property, and  fire district payments. The payment system uses Unibank, which many Massachusetts towns have adopted.

You may use this link to pay tax bills online.

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Arms Library Survey

The Arms Library is conducting a strategic plan survey.  Please take the survey online with this link, or you may pick up a copy at the Arms Library, Shelburne Town Hall, or the Shelburne Transfer Station.

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Tick Testing

Free Tick Testing through your health districtThe Town of Shelburne Board of Heath is able to continue subsidizing the costs of Tick Tests for the next year.  The Shelburne Board will cover part of the cost so that a Shelburne resident can have a tick test done at UMass for only $15.00.  This opportunity is available for the first 60 tick tests done this year.

Click the image to the right to go to the website if you would like to have a tick you found tested for Lyme disease.

Note:  this offer of a subsidy for the cost of a tick test is only available to residents of the Town of Shelburne and is not available to residents of Buckland, Charlemont, Conway or Colrain who share Shelburne's 01370 zip code.

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Telephone notification for Parking Bans

For Shelburne residents, if you do not wish to receive telephone calls pertaining to the winter parking ban, you may request to have your phone number(s) removed from the list by contacting the Selectmen’s Office at 625-0300 ext. #1 or via email: Selectboard@townofshelburne.com

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Public Health Nurse Information

Click this link to view a flyer about the public health nurse and services available to area residents.  Some of the services include walk-in clinics, screenings, vaccinations, individual help for people with chronic health conditions.

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New Solid Waste Disposal Choices

Recycle old batteries and compact flourescent lightbulbs Visit the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District to learn about recycling dead batteries and compact fluorescent light-bulbs. Available NOW at our transfer station!

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Broadband -- Links

Link to updates for Massachusetts Broadband Institute: http://www.axiamassbroadband123.com/

Link to new Web site for Veterans offered by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute: http://www.massvetsadvisor.org/"

Have you expressed your interest in SUPER FAST internet access, cable TV or digital phone through Wired West

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rethink

Download the Springfield MRF Advisory Board's 2012 online guide: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Rethink

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