A citizen-based group known as the Shelburne Stormwater Advisory Committee, that includes residents from diverse backgrounds and interests representing business, institutions, environmental concerns, and residences, was formed to work with staff on developing a Stormwater Utility. This temporary committee of up to seven people is an advisory group only, with no executive or policy-making authority. They are advisory to staff, the public, and the Selectboard. The purpose is to educate the Selectboard, other boards and commissions, and the public. They can help ensure that staff is presenting the necessary information and would become experts on the subject to help answer questions in the community.