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Supreme Court OKs fast food restaurant, Jiffy Mart on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh

Posted on February 27, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Vermont Supreme Court of Feb. 21 ruled in favor of South Burlington firm Champlain Oil Co. (COCO), which since 2008 has been working to build a gas station, convenience store and fast-food restaurant on the former Route 7 site of the Ferrisburgh Roadhouse.

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Top court backs Rt. 7 store in Ferrisburgh

Posted on February 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Vermont Supreme Court on Feb. 14, 2014, upheld a 2012 Environmental Court ruling favoring a Dollar General store proposed for the Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 and Monkton Road.

The Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment in February 2011 first granted landowners Group Five LLC a permit for the discount retail store. It is proposed for a 9.9-acre field that lies across Monkton Road from Denecker Chevrolet and across Route 7 from a solar farm.

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Three candidates seek town jobs in Ferrisburgh

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The emergence of a write-in candidate will give Ferrisburgh residents a choice on Town Meeting Day for the posts of town clerk and treasurer, both of which will open with the retirement of current Town Clerk and Treasurer Chet Hawkins.

On the Jan. 27 deadline, Hawkins’ grandson, David Hawkins, 23, filed his paperwork for town clerk. At the same time, Garrit Smits, 31, handed in his petition for treasurer.

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Ferrisburgh voters face budget issues on Town Meeting Day

Posted on February 13, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents on Town Meeting Day will make a series of budget decisions that could have major impacts on town employees, who disagree with the selectboard on some issues, and also must decide to support school spending that would dramatically increase school tax rates.

They will also make decisions on races for town clerk and treasurer now that a write-in candidate has emerged to challenge the candidates who will be on the ballot, all of whom will be seeking to replace retiring Town Clerk and Treasurer Chet Hawkins.

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Ferrisburgh town clerk ready to end his nine-year run

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh will have a new town clerk and treasurer as of March — after nine years of the job, Town Clerk and Treasurer Chet Hawkins, 67, has decided to retire.

Hawkins said he only made the decision, although he had thought about it previously, on Saturday after a long talk with his wife.

“She kept saying maybe I should retire, she would really enjoy having me around,” Hawkins said.

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Ferrisburgh ready to set town budget

Posted on January 23, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard will meet on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to pin down a budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year to be presented to residents on Town Meeting Day, and board members will be working off a draft that would trigger a 1-cent tax increase.

Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said budgeting for the treasurer position is the only uncertainty remaining in a spending plan that might go up by about 3.6 percent to about $1.73 million.

“We have to fine-tune the budget for that position,” Lawrence said.

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Ferrisburgh school board seeks 11% hike

Posted on January 16, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Central School board last week adopted a budget proposal for the 2014-2015 school year that calls for a spending increase of almost 11 percent to $3.62 million and adds a new teacher — one not recommended by administrators — to help handle a large blended 5th- and 6th-grade class.  

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Ferrisburgh determines dog kennel does not violate zoning

Posted on January 9, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



FERRISBURGH — Town officials determined last week that a dog shelter operating out of a Sand Road residence does not constitute a violation of zoning ordinances.

Ferrisburgh Zoning Administrator Ken Wheeling said Heidi’s Haven Rescue, a state-certified dog shelter operated by Sheila McGregor out of her home, does not run afoul of town statutes.

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Two injured in Route 7 collision

Posted on January 2, 2014 |
By Alex Munteanu



FERRISBURGH — A two-vehicle, head-on collision on Route 7 sent two drivers to the hospital early Thursday morning.

Vermont State Police closed a stretch of Route 7 in Ferrisburgh for about 40 minutes after the traffic collision at around 6:45 a.m. The driver of a car traveling on Route 7 fell asleep and crossed into the other lane; then collided with an oncoming truck, a trooper at the Vermont State Police barracks in New Haven said.

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Ferrisburgh investigates possible zoning violation at dog shelter

Posted on December 19, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh town officials are investigating whether a dog kennel is operating out of a Sand Road residence, which would be a violation of the town’s zoning ordinance.

Dating back at least to 2007, the town has received numerous complaints about dogs barking at all hours and wandering onto neighboring property.

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