(Photo illustration by Courtney Lamdin & Abby Ledoux)

A pop of color

It’s been a long winter, and Vermonters are ready for signs of spring. Soon, Miltonians will need not look much farther than the town offices, where six beds of perennials are planned, management fellow Ann Janda said. The town will …  Read more

Planning commissioners (L to R) Tony Micklus, Henry Bonges and Lori Donna are pictured at the Monday, March 16 selectboard public hearing on interim zoning. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Board mulls interim zoning

Milton’s Selectboard took comments for nearly two hours Monday night on a proposal that would temporarily halt certain types of development in downtown districts. The board hosted a public hearing on the Planning Commission’s push for interim zoning, which would …  Read more

Visitors to the Deer Brook natural area are pictured at the trails' opening last summer. The selectboard and conservation commission are discussing where to locate a new parking lot to provide access to the popular destination. (File photo by Abby Ledoux)

‘Let’s get it done’

Georgia Conservation Commission and selectboard members cleared the air on Monday night following a heated Town Meeting Day discussion over a parking lot. “I didn’t want a public shaming,” Conservation Commission Chairman Rob Meader said of Town Meeting. “I didn’t …  Read more

Georgia's Selectboard reorganizes after Town Meeting Day. (Photo by Abby Ledoux)

Georgia boards reorganize

Following Town Meeting Day, the Georgia selectboard and school board both held reorganizational meetings on March 9 and 10 to appoint members to leadership positions. The status quo largely remained for both boards. School Board Chairman Carl Laroe was reappointed, …  Read more

(Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

‘We are at a crucial point’

The colloquial definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. That’s how Planning Commission Chairwoman Lori Donna describes Milton’s approach to zoning in the town core: Residents want commercial, but bylaws allow for …  Read more

The town landfill property is outlined in blue; the yellow outline indicates the approximate location for a community solar park installation. (Map courtesy of Town of Milton)

Solar to put Milton on map

In just under two years, Milton could become a leading force in renewable energy. Next week, the selectboard is poised to enter contract negotiations with solar vendor SunEdison to build a community solar park that, when operational by December 2016, …  Read more

Heather Grimm (far right) leads a Scout group in saluting the flag at Georgia's Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 3. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Town Meeting lively in Georgia

In democratic Vermont tradition, more than 100 voters filled the Georgia Elementary and Middle School gym on Tuesday, March 3 for Town Meeting Day. After minimal discussion, Georgia voters approved the town’s $2.45 million budget by a paper ballot vote …  Read more

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