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

‘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 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

‘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

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

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

Georgia budgets in, one bond out

Town Meeting Day voters approved both town and school budgets in Georgia, the latter passing by just 71 votes. Voters also approved a $2.4 million bond to fund a new heating, ventilating and air conditioning system in the school’s C-building, …  Read more

Budget: Town in, school out

For the third year in row, Milton schools’ first attempt at the polls was shot down this Town Meeting, and the town budget was approved, unofficial results show. The $27.8 million school budget, an 8.19 percent increase from the current …  Read more

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