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Ferrisburgh board to move charter forward following close vote

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday chose to forward the town’s first-ever charter to the Vermont Legislature for approval despite the narrow backing residents gave it in low turnout on May 11.

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Ferrisburgh OKs charter in close vote; If Legislature approves, board authority grows

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents in Australian balloting on Thursday backed a new town charter that would give the selectboard the power to appoint Ferrisburgh’s town clerk and treasurer — but only by a two-vote margin in low turnout.

The tally backing the charter was 61-59, and only about 5.5 percent of Ferrisburgh’s eligible voters showed up at the town’s Route 7 office building to make their opinion known.

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Rokeby Museum to open for the season on May 21

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum will open for its 2017 season onSunday, May 21. Rokeby is a 90-acre National Historic Landmark designated for its exceptional underground railroad history. It will be open daily from 10 to 5 throughOctober 29.

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Map, industrial zoning in Ferrisburgh plan draw fire

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



By ANDY KIRKALDY

FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectboard members agreed to research a map issue raised at a Tuesday public hearing on the proposed new town plan. They also heard concerns about the town’s two industrial districts from 23 residents at Ferrisburgh’s Route 7 town hall.

The board could agree to make a change to mapping and zoning along a small stretch of Route 7 north of Lewis Creek, depending on what they find in planning commission minutes — if anything.

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Ferrisburgh board talks to farmers about tree cutting in right of way

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday met with farmers Hans and Gerard Vorsteveld about their extensive tree cutting in the town right-of-way along Arnold Bay Road, work that Board Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence termed as “massive,” and was described in the meeting agenda as “excessive.”

In all, Lawrence said, 200 trees with a trunk diameter of more than 10 inches were cut down, and stumps remain.

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Ferrisburgh charter vote on tap

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh’s town-wide vote on a proposed town charter will be held next Thursday, May 11, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Ferrisburgh’s Route 7 town office building.

That two-page charter, if approved on May 11 and then adopted as required by the Vermont Legislature, would most notably change the town clerk and treasurer’s positions from elected posts to positions filled by selectboard appointment.

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Ferrisburgh to hold hearing on town plan

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday, May 9, will hold a public hearing on the proposed new town plan that was written and has already been approved by the Ferrisburgh Planning Commission. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the town’s Route 7 office building.

Planners after a March 15 hearing approved the 89-page plan, which has been almost four years in the making, and forwarded it to the selectboard. The selectboard on March 28 accepted the document and chose May 9 for a public hearing.

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Got bats? Learn to be a bat monitor for Fish and Wildlife

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



FAIR HAVEN AND FERRISBURGH, Vt.The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to monitor colonies of endangered bats this summer. The department is looking for volunteers willing to help count state-endangered little brown bats as they emerge at dusk at locations throughout the Champlain Valley.

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Ferrisburgh talks over a proposed town charter

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Questions were few from the eight residents who came on April 10 to Ferrisburgh’s Route 7 town hall for the  first of two required public hearings on the Ferrisburgh selectboard’s proposed town charter, which of officials believe would be the  first in the 255-year-old town’s history.

According to town of officials only one resident attended the second hearing on this past Monday.

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Town plan sets future for Ferrisburgh

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard at its March 28 meeting chose May 9 as a hearing date for the proposed new town plan that was written and has already been approved by the Ferrisburgh Planning Commission.

The May 9 meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the town’s Route 7 office building.

Planners after a March 15 hearing approved the 89-page plan, which has been almost four years in the making, and forwarded it to the selectboard.

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