Archive for August, 2006

Shoreham Festival—Saturday, September 2

August 27, 2006

The Festival is almost here! Events begin at 9 AM and conclude with fireworks some time after 8:30 PM. The full schedule and other details are on the Festival’s page. Some quick notes follow:

  • Tag Sale items should be left at the Firehouse on Friday. Saleable items only, please! Tag sale runs from 9 to 1; prices are $2 per bag of goods, $4 per box—all proceeds benefit the Fireworks Fund.
  • Parade is at 2:00; stage behind Seedway at 1:00. Everyone is welcome to march (or drive) in the parade, so don’t be shy!
  • The Classic Car and Motorcycle shows will be near the school; register on-site. Join the parade!
  • Contests and games are ongoing around the Common all day
  • Cake-eating contest at 2:30
  • The Platt Library is celebrating its 100th birthday with a birthday cake judging at 4:00—all cakes will find their way to the Selectboard Supper at 4:30. Check out the Library’s page for details on their Book Sale, face painting, henna tattooing, and to register your cake for the judging.
  • Selectboard Supper—4:30 at the Firehouse. Tickets will be available at the door ($10/adult; $5/5-12 yrs; under 5, no charge); The menu is spit-roasted beef, with pot-luck side dishes and desserts (plus those birthday cakes!). Everyone is encouraged to bring a bit of pot-luck, whatever’s your favorite that would be good with roast beef. Contact Denise Gibeault if you need inspiration or to find out specifics. All proceeds go to the Fireworks Fund.

If you want to lend a hand, contact Heidi, we can always use help getting folks parked, or cleaning up after the supper.


By-Laws Info Meeting on the 31st

August 27, 2006

This session, at 7PM at the school, begins with Article 6. This section is the big one, the one dealing with land divisions, district standards, the plan and review process, and so on—in a word, development. The Article sections are listed below. As always, you are urged to get a copy of the draft, if you haven’t, and study the Article under discussion. Please bring written comments/changes to the meeting to assist in the compilation of the final document.


  • Section 6.01 Purpose
  • Section 6.02 Applicability
  • Section 6.03 Coordination with Other Review Processes
  • Section 6.04 Sketch Plan
  • Section 6.05 Final Plan Review
  • Section 6.06 Plan Amendments
  • Section 6.07 General PUD Standards
  • Section 6.08 Agricultural, Conservation, & Flood Hazard District Standards
  • Section 6.09 Agricultural District Density & Set Aside Standards
  • Section 6.10 Village Commercial or Residential & MDR Standards

Copies of the draft are available at the Town Office or as a PDF from the downloads page of the website.

Steve Jackson to Run for State House Seat

August 7, 2006

Steve Jackson has announced plans to run as the Republican candidate for State Representative.