Welcome to the Town of Shaftsbury, Vermont

Cemetery Reminder - Seasonal Decorations

It is that it is time to remove all seasonal decorations from cemeteries.
Here is a list of what is allowed:
  1. Live annual and perennial plants and hanging baskets on shepherd's hooks are allowed and should be placed close to the gravestone so as not to impede maintenance. Artificial plants and flowers are not allowed and will be removed.
  2. Trees, bushes, and shrubs are not allowed as their roots interfere with the stability of memorials/headstones. Existing trees/bushes/shrubs may be removed if they are detrimental to the stability of the gravestone. If such action is necessary, the LOT owner will be notified, if possible.
  3. Vigil lights and honorary medallions are allowed. Seasonal decorations will be allowed but must be removed by those who placed them within 30 days after the holiday. All other items will be removed. ANYTHING that interferes with cemetery maintenance will be removed.
  4. Only corner markers may mark a burial LOT. No fencing, curbing, hedges, or any type of enclosure is allowed around any LOT. Granite or Marble benches are permissible only if they serve as a grave marker. The bench must conform to the size of the LOT.

Garage and Zoning Bylaws

Proposed New Highway Garage

GARAGE: Shaftsbury is on track to build the garage
  • Taxes will not go up; already in budget as reserve
  • We have saved more than 20% for the down payment
  • New location is near current transfer station
  • Includes a new transfer station facility (not a building)
  • Includes demolition and disposals of houses we bought on North Road
  • Gets highway operations out of our Village Center and away from our school kids

ZONING: In 2016, the Shaftsbury Planning Commission with the Bennington County Regional Commission undertook to rewrite our zoning bylaws in order to:

New Bids Listed

Bid Opportunities & Requests for Proposals

Important Announcements

from Cole Hall.

Shaftsbury Celebrates Hometown Hero's

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Burial rates at Shaftsbury cemeteries will change on 1/1/2017

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Southshire Community Solar has announced a planned Phase II expansion of the Buck Hill project.

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Organics Collection - Now at the Transfer Station

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Public Notice - Property Known as Shaftsbury Hollow Cemetery - Private Cemetery: Located on Shaftsbury Holllow Rd

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VTel Wireless 4G LTE Now Available in the Shaftsbury Area

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Have You Found A Lost Dog?
Find the Dog's Owner.

Search Dog Tag Database

Highway Hotline

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

Office Hours

Town Clerk's Hours
Monday 9:00am-2:00pm
Monday 5:00pm-7:00pm
Tues.,Wed.,Thurs. 9:00am-3:30pm
Friday by appointment only
Phone: (802) 442-4038 ext. 1
Fax: (802) 442-0955
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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

Monday-Friday 10:00-1:00pm
Fax: (802) 442-0955 Phone: (802) 442-4038 ext. 2
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Current Agendas

Select Board
 pdf 6-29-2017 special agenda-.pdf
Planning Commission
 pdf PC agenda June 13 2017.pdf
Development Review
 pdf DRB agenda 6.7.17.pdf


Watch the selectboard meetings on CATV