Welcome to the Town of Shaftsbury, Vermont

Shaftsbury is nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont bordering Bennington and New York State. It is approximately a one hour drive from Albany, NY and Pittsfield, MA; four hours from Boston and NYC and 45 minutes to many ski resorts. Enjoy leisurely drives over dirt roads, peaceful hikes throughout our beautiful mountainsides, quiet lakes, bicycling, fall foliage, cross country skiing, snowmobiling. Take a moment to discover our rich history.

Town Plan Nearing Adoption

The Shaftsbury Selectboard will hold its final public hearing on the proposed Town Plan Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 7PM in Cole Hall, 61 Buck Hill Road. The Selectboard may adopt the proposed Plan by majority vote in a meeting held after this final public hearing. The Plan will be effective upon adoption. A copy of the proposed Plan is available here or from the Town Administrator (442-4043) in Cole Hall, 61 Buck Hill Road, 9AM-5PM. Public comments are encouraged.

Positions Available:

Planning Commission member & recording clerk needed.

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About Cole Hall

Cole Hall - shaftsbury, vermont - town hallCole Hall is located on the north side of Buck Hill Road, a few hundred feet from Route 7A. It was built in 1834 by Uriah Cole with stone quarried from the nearby Cole Farm, and originally housed a Universalist Church. In later years the Cole heirs donated the property to the town with the understanding it could be used for no religious sect except the Universalist but could be used for town purposes. It became a Community center; town meetings were held there as well as events by the Garden Club and other groups. In 1973 the selectboard decided to move the town office into Cole Hall after some renovations had to be undertaken. The building is on the State Register of Historic Places. It stands in a prominent position in the village and has become known as a landmark.

Announcements

Important Announcements from Cole Hall.

AUG 27
Shaftsbury sets municipal tax rate

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AUG 27
Shaftsbury adopts new Town Plan

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AUG 16
The Shaftsbury Selectboard will hold its final public hearing on the proposed Town Plan Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 7PM in Cole Hall, 61 Buck Hill Road.

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AUG 14
Tax Appeal Grievance Process

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Annual Meeting Notice

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Highway Hotline

Report Road Conditions
774-238-7287 (7SHAFTSBU7)

Office Hours

Town Clerk's Hours
Monday 9:00-4:30
Tuesday-Friday 9:00-3:00
(802) 442-4038
Fax: (802) 442-0955
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primary-warning.pdf
Transfer Station Hours

Station Hours:

  • Tuesday - 7:00am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday - 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday - 7:00am - 4:00pm

Closed on: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Treasurer's Office Hours

Office Hours

Mon-Wed-Fri 1:00-5:00
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-12:00

Fax: (802) 442-0955
(802) 445-3085
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Current Agendas

Select Board
 pdf August-25.pdf
Planning Commission
 pdf August-19.pdf
Development Review
 pdf August-20.pdf

Warnings

 pdf March-2014-Town-Meeting-Warning.pdf
 pdf Proposed-FY15-Budget.pdf

Latest News

Stay up to date with what's happening around town.

AUG 27
Shaftsbury sets municipal tax rate

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AUG 27
Shaftsbury adopts new Town Plan

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AUG 16
The Shaftsbury Selectboard will hold its final public hearing on the proposed Town Plan Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 7PM in Cole Hall, 61 Buck Hill Road.

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