“What made the petition feel aggressive is because it doesn’t acknowledge the time constraints that we’re under to replace this position,” one selectboard member said.
Author: The Citizen
Hinesburg, Richmond police agreement hits a brief snag
After the towns agreed to share police services, the local police union filed a grievance.
Smoldering conflict roils Charlotte cannabis operation
The cultivator has likened the chaotic situation to a new wave of “reefer madness.”
Hinesburg’s community solar project falters
The solar project will still get built out but the energy it generates will go primarily to private investors, who will still need to find buyers of the energy.
Hinesburg, Richmond to collaborate on policing
The agreement marks a growing cooperative relationship between the two towns and their respective agencies for public safety services.
Charlotte residents weigh town manager role
In Charlotte, a resident-led petition to change to a town manager form of government is gaining traction, with over 200 signatures in favor of the switch.
Hinesburg highway foreman abruptly resigns
In a 1,700-word email to town selectboard members, longtime highway foreman Michael Anthony said he “could no longer work under the current management team.”
Hinesburg town clerk retires after long career
Melissa Ross — or “Missy” — grew up in Manchester, going to town meeting day elections as a child and watching her father, Ferdinand “Nundy” Bongartz, moderate the whole affair.
Tensions high at Hinesburg meeting over contaminated drinking water
High levels poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances — or PFAS — were found in the drinking water of two more residential homes last month, about two years after the town and state first discovered two wells serving a private residence and the town garage had high levels of methylene chloride and PFAS.
Hinesburg village’s housing boom 40 years in the making
Concerns have been raised about the character of the neighborhood after 400 new people have moved into town and whether the town has the water and sewer infrastructure to support all the new growth. Not to mention that the developments lie close to floodplains.