Vermont Railway Intermodal Facility

On December 28, 2015 Vermont Rail Systems (VRS) purchased a 32 acre parcel of land north of Shelburne Village along Route 7 immediately west of Harbor Industries. VRS is currently constructing an intermodal facility at this site which will include but may not be limited to the following activities: salt storage, fuel containment, vehicle storage, heavy equipment storage, office building(s), etc. Based on the limited information provided by VRS, this project will likely drastically increase the amount of heavy truck traffic (trucking salt) at this location leading to potential public safety, traffic congestion, and noise related impacts. Furthermore, large salt storage operations directly adjacent to the LaPlatte River and near Lake Champlain present environmental concerns. VRS has indicated they have federal-preemption. If true, local zoning and land use regulations would not apply; neither would most state land use regulations. Shelburne officials have expressed concerns regarding this project and the impacts it could have on Shelburne. Please contact the Town Manager and/or the Selectboard if you have questions.

Related Documents & Communications

  1. Opposition to Motion for TRO (September 21, 2016)
  2. Shelburne Press Release (September 19, 2016)
  3. Notice of Hearing (September 2, 2016)
  4. Affidavit 90 - 2 (September 17, 2016)
  5. Vermont State Infrastructure Bank Minutes (September 17, 2016)
  6. Motion for Stay of Judgement (September 17, 2016)
  7. Certificate of Service (September 17, 2016)
  8. Notice of Appeal (July 28, 2016)
  9. Request for Jurisdictional Opinion (July 22, 2016)
  10. Public Request for Hearing Email (July 18, 2016)
  11. Public Hearing Request Emails (July 19, 2016)
  12. Letter to Watershed Management Division (July 18, 2016)
  13. Shelburne Requests Public Hearing (July 15, 2016)
  14. Vt Railway Notice of Intent (July 8, 2016)
  15. Shelburne Press Release (June 30, 2016)
  16. Opinion and Order (June 29, 2016)
  17. Email Communications (March 16, 2016)
  18. Email from vonStange to Wulfson (March 11, 2016)
  19. Letter to Town from Vt Rail (March 8, 2016)
  20. Email from Colangelo to Wulfson (March 8, 2016)
  21. Notice of Hearing (March 8, 2016)
  22. Email vonStange to Wulfson (March 17, 2016)
  23. VtRail to von Stange (March 17, 2016)
  24. Response to VtRail Press Release (March 7, 2016)
  25. Vermont Railway Press Release (March 7, 2016)
  26. Shelburne Press Release (March 7, 2016)
  27. Rebuttal to Recess Order Response (March 7, 2016)
  28. Cover letter to District Commission (March 7, 2016)
  29. Certificate of Service (March 7, 2016)
  30. Notice of Hearing Preliminary Injunction (March 7, 2016)
  31. Supplemental Filing for Opposition to Motion for PI (February 24, 2016)
  32. Letter from Wulfson (February 24, 2016)
  33. Letter from Waldorf School (March 22, 2016)
  34. Natural Resources Board Order & Decision (April 4, 2016)
  35. Remarks at Shelburne Rally (May 1, 2016)
  36. Post by Town Manager on Front Porch Forum (May 21, 2016)
  37. Notice of Authorization / Exhibit 1 (February 24, 2016)
  38. Letter to Court Regarding Scheduling Amended (February 24, 2016)
  39. Notice of Authorization from VT-DEC (February 24, 2016)
  1. Notice of Intent (December 16, 2015)
  2. Motion to Exceed Page Limit (February 24, 2016)
  3. Motion to Consolidate Cases (February 24, 2016)
  4. VRS Internal Correspondence (February 3, 2016)
  5. Keibel Letter (February 19, 2016)
  6. Response to Recess Order (February 19, 2016)
  7. Wulfson Email (February 17, 2016)
  8. Vermont Rail System Alternative Proposal (February 19, 2016)
  9. U.S. District Court Preliminary Injunction (February 16, 2016)
  10. U.S. District Court Preliminary Injunction Cert of Service (February 16, 2016)
  11. U.S. District Court Motion to Dismiss (February 16, 2016)
  12. U.S. District Court Filing Motion to Dismiss Cert of Service (February 16, 2016)
  13. U.S. District Court Filing Answer Cert of Service (February 16, 2016)
  14. Vermont Railway v Town of Shelburne Complaint for Injunctive & Declaratory Relief (January 16, 2016)
  15. U.S. District Court Answer Filing Exhibits (February 16, 2016)
  16. U.S. District Court Answer Filing (February 16, 2016)
  17. US District Court Order of Reassignment (February 10, 2016)
  18. Police Chief James Warden (February 8, 2016)
  19. Info from Town Manager Re: Selectboard Meeting (February 6, 2016)
  20. Selectboard Update and Response to Letter (February 3, 2016)
  21. Environmental Commission Hearing Recess Order (February 5, 2016)
  22. Stipulated Motion to Consolidate (February 3, 2016)
  23. Press Release (February 3, 2016)
  24. Letter to Town from Vt Railway (February 2, 2016)
  25. CEPSC Plan Narrative (December 23, 2015)
  26. Department of Environmental Conservation Letter to Vt Railway (January 28, 2016)
  27. Vt Railway Transload Facility Response to Information Request (January 20, 2016)
  28. Letter to Senators Leahy, Sanders and Rep Welch and Gov Shumlin (January 28, 2016)
  29. Docket 9-1-16 Vtec, Town of Shelburne v Vt Railway (January 27, 2016)
  30. Nature Conservancy Comments (January 27, 2016)
  31. Docket No. 9-1-16 Vtec, Town of Shelburne v Vermont Railway, Inc. (January 25, 2016)
  32. Notice of Violation (January 20, 2016)
  33. Motion for Preliminary Injunction (January 25, 2016)
  34. Complaint (January 26, 2016)
  35. Warranty Deed
  36. LaPlatte Natural Communities Report 2016
  37. Shelburne Transload EPSC Planset
  38. Proposed Intermodal Facility in Shelburne