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COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Updates

21 Alerts
November 24, 2020 4:27 PM

After Thanksgiving Guidelines for Students who Attend Multi-Household Gatherings

After Thanksgiving Guidelines for Students who Attend Multi-Household Gatherings, please click on the link to see the new rules and guidelines for Vermont.

November 23, 2020 1:42 PM

Thank you Shelburne! (November 23, 2020)

Thank you for doing our part individually and collectively to keep our COVID case count low!

As we all do our best to abide by the Governor's guidelines and follow safe protocols and practices, we are shifting back to "by appointment only" status at Town Offices, and all of our Town employees and crews are taking extra precautions to help keep us...

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November 19, 2020 1:59 PM


The Town of Shelburne will continue its work on the town-wide reappraisal for the 2024 Grand List. You will receive a letter when the Assessor is going to be in your neighborhood.

It is important for you to understand the Town of Shelburne and our staff are aware of and respect the serious nature of the COVID-19 situation. Everyone affiliated with this effort has been trained on appropriate COVID-19 conduct, will be wearing a...

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November 11, 2020 10:04 AM

Vermont Department of Health Quarantine Update (November 11, 2020)

State Officials Announce Quarantine is Now Required for All Non-Essential Travel
Please check their websites for most recent updates.

State officials announced Tuesday that as of today, Vermont will temporarily require a 14-day quarantine for all non-essential travel, increase compliance checks and expand testing, Actions being taken as cases and hospitalizations rise in Vermont and...

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November 5, 2020 8:21 AM

Assistance for Water and Sewer Utility Bills (November 5, 2020)

If you can demonstrate COVID-19 related financial hardship and are more than 60 days overdue on your water and sewer bills incurred after March 1, 2020, you may be eligible for State assistance.

Starting next week and running through December 15, residential and business customers will be able to apply for a grant to cover eligible arrearages (for these purposes, an arrearage is an unpaid bill that is more than 60 days overdue and incurred after...

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November 2, 2020 3:09 PM

Application Guidelines for Downtown & Village Tax Credit

Vermont’s Downtown and Village Center tax credit program is one of the primary benefits of Downtown and Village Center designation, and supports revitalization in community centers across the state.

In January 2021, a special round of $700,000 in state income tax credits will be competitively available to projects that enhance the historic character and improve building safety of older and historic commercial and community buildings in these...

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October 30, 2020 4:58 PM

Applications Open for Frontline Employee Grants

Even if your employees weren’t eligible for the first round of frontline employee grants, they might now be eligible to apply for $1,200 or $2000 per employee who meet grant criteria.

The program also now includes former employees that worked during the covered period. For more information about eligible employees and how to apply, visit the program’s website and watch the webinar.

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October 30, 2020 4:56 PM

Claim Your Vermont Economic Recovery Grants (October 30, 2020)

ACCD and the Department of Taxes are administering Expanded Economic Recovery Grants. The Department of Taxes application is open through the myVTax portal until 11:59 pm TONIGHT.

ACCD’s application will be open until Friday, November 9, 2020, at 11:59 pm. Visit the ACCD COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center for full details, eligibility requirements, how to apply, and FAQs for businesses. If you missed the webinar about the program, a...

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June 10, 2020 8:42 AM

Update from Town Manager (June 5, 2020)

As you know, regarding COVID-19, we took early measures to close our Town buildings to public access & to implement different approaches to staffing offices and workplaces to promote health & safety, & limit risk of exposure for staff and the public.

As you also know, this has been an evolving work in progress. We have also worked to promote a consistent approach with or public buildings, primarily Town Offices and Library, regarding access, staffing, and meetings/activities.

Consistent with recently...

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June 10, 2020 8:37 AM

Questions about hosting a family member or visitor (June 10, 2020)

Questions have come up, understandably, about what we must do if we are hosting a family member or visitor from away who themselves must quarantine.

Please find below the current answer from the Health Department; which of course, as with everything else related to COVID-19, is subject to change at any time. But for now:

When travelers to Vermont who are under quarantine are staying with others in a...

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May 27, 2020 2:24 PM

Face Mask Policy Adopted by the Selectboard (05/26/2020)

Please help us to help each other stay healthy and safe in current circumstances
Be it resolved, Town employees shall wear masks covering at least the mouth and nose when working in close proximity to others,

but are not required to do so when working individually within their own offices;
and members of the public shall wear masks covering at least the mouth and nose when entering Town-owned buildings open to the public; in either case unless advised...

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May 14, 2020 4:57 PM

Stay Safe, Stay Home Order Update from VT Agency of Commerce (May 14, 2020)

Always subject to change, of course…and includes new requirements for businesses to post their temporary occupancy limits per the guidance provided.

April 22, 2020 4:42 PM

Pierson Library - Curbside Delivery Update (April 22, 2020)

Just a friendly reminder that Curbside Pickup is now available at the Pierson Library. We're excited to provide access to the collection again through "contactless" curbside pickup to all Shelburne residents.

You can either call 985-5124 during the hours below or email to place a request. Hours for curbside pickup will be:
Noon – 4pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
4pm – 8pm Tuesday

We are currently...

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April 22, 2020 9:05 AM

Town Clerk's Office Updated Procedures (April 22, 2020)

Thank you for your patience and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. When it comes to re-opening the clerk's office to the public, I have thought of little else and considered many sources.

While the prospect of re-opening the state, country, and world is exciting, it comes with tremendous responsibility and risk. The following the first of a three phase plan outlining how we are goingto start rolling out re-opening the clerk's office to...

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April 6, 2020 3:06 PM

Attention: Use of Town Parks, Courts, & Playgrounds (April 6, 2020)

In these challenging times, it’s wonderful to get out for fresh air, sunshine, and recreation. However, for obvious reasons in this era of the highly contagious COVID-19, we are all under strict orders to maintain physical distancing.

To date, other municipalities in the region have begun to close down these facilities to public use. We hope to avoid doing so, but must rely on all of us to be smart about using these facilities, avoid gatherings in groups, and use safe practices.


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March 31, 2020 11:43 AM

Important Parks Notice Regarding Parks & Court Use (March 31, 2020)

COVID-19 Update:
Town of Shelburne outdoor parks remain available for public use for responsible outdoor recreation. Families and individuals may make use of amenities, but group gatherings are not allowed.

Please practice social distancing techniques while at public parks, such as keeping 6 feet away from other park visitors.

Please do not use the public parks if you are feeling sick or showing any symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, or fever...

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March 25, 2020 5:00 PM

Pierson Library Update (March 25, 2020)

Update on Pierson Library Services from Director Kevin Unrath
In order to comply with Governor Scott’s “Stay home, stay safe” directive, Pierson Library is closing curbside pick-up services as of 5:00 p.m. today (March 25, 2020)

While it is difficult for us to not offer physical books to patrons, we agree that staff and patrons need to stay home and stay safe as much as possible so that the burden and exposure for essential personnel remains as low as possible.

We ask that you...

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March 19, 2020 10:15 AM

Planning & Zoning

Please note the Planning & Zoning Department will be closed to the public through May15th (date subject to change). But the department will continue to operate using a combination of remote staffing.

If you wish to file an application for a permit without first consulting staff, we ask that you do so electronically using forms as PDF attachments to or Someone from the Department will confirm receipt of...

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March 18, 2020 9:40 AM

Notice Regarding Public Hearings

In light of current events regarding COVID-19 and closure of Town buildings to the public, the Selectboard’s public hearings regarding the proposed Stormwater Ordinance and zoning amendments that were previously continued to and scheduled for March 24,...

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March 17, 2020

Town Clerk

The Shelburne Town Clerk’s Office is closed to the public as are all the town offices until May 15th per Governor's order. We are not accepting passport applications until May 15th, at which time we will re-evaluate.

Please access Shelburne’s land records online at:

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March 16, 2020


Please Note: The Parks and Recreation Department will be closed to the public through May15th (per Governor's order).

Special COVID-19 Update:

The Department is closed without staffthrough at least May 15th. Check this website for changes or updates in procedures and staffing.

Customers who would like to register for a program can do so online through our online...

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1 Alert
April 18, 2017 3:01 PM

Emergencies for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater After Hours

All After Hours Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Emergencies Should be Reported to our Police Dispatch Center at 802-985-8051


1 Alert
April 17, 2020 8:03 AM

Important Notice: No Burn Permits Will be Issued

This ban is being implemented due to the early snow melt and current dry weather conditions, as well as an effort on our part to limit any potential unnecessary COVID-19 exposure to the residents of Shelburne as well as Fire Department personnel, should...

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2 Alerts
May 27, 2021 6:22 AM

New Mask Policy Update (May 25, 2021)

See the new policy on masks set on May 25, 2021.

April 10, 2020 10:30 AM

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Alerts, News & Updates

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Parks & Recreation

3 Alerts
March 21, 2020 7:55 AM

Important Parks Notice Regarding Parks & Court Use (March 31, 2020)

Please practice social distancing techniques while at public parks, such as keeping 6 feet away from other park visitors. Please do not use the public parks if you are feeling sick or showing any symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, or fever.

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March 20, 2020 1:50 PM

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response Procedures (March 25, 2020)

Customers who would like to register for a program can do so online through our online registration website, or they can mail in a hard copy of a registration form with a check. Customers are encouraged to email us if you have any questions or need...

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March 20, 2020 1:45 PM

All Town Recreation Programs, Classes Cancelled through April 17th due to COVID-19

has instituted a complete moratorium on all meetings or events that are either sponsored by the Town or hosted in any of our municipal facilities.
This moratorium will extend until at least April 17th, and we will be reevaluating constantly as this plays...

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Town Clerk

1 Alert
July 23, 2020 11:16 AM

Due to COVID19, the polls will be set up to CDC guidelines.

Booths are spaced six feet apart. And there is tape marking the floor to stand six feet apart in line. If you plan on voting in person, please note the line may be very long. Thank you for your patience as we work through these COVID times together!

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2 Alerts
April 3, 2020 10:38 AM

Town's Water Department will be reading water meters starting on Monday, April 6th.

While many Town activities have been curtailed during these difficult times, maintainingour ability to provide water to those served by the municipal system is certainly an essential service. You will recognize the friendly, professional faces of Chris...

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March 23, 2020 12:24 PM

Please do not Flush Wipes, Paper Towels, or any Material Other Than Toilet Paper Down the Toilet!

Why? These other materials are clogging up pipes, septic systems, wastewater pumps, and wastewater treatment facilities. Cleaning out and repairing these systems is messy work at any time, and may be especially hazardous to our staffin current...

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