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.
Ballot Language for Zoning Bylaw Changes
Voters will be asked to approve changes to the Town’s zoning bylaws in the March 2015 election.
Ballot language and a report on the changes from the Planning Commission can be found here
Questions regarding the changes can be addressed to David Kiernan, Town Administrator, 442-4043,
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Shaftsbury
Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Bennington County, Vermont and Incorporated Areas The Department of
Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, reflecting
proposed flood hazard determinations within Bennington County, Vermont and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood
Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway. Technical information or comments are solicited on the proposed flood
hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/or FIS report for Bennington County, Vermont and Incorporated Areas. These flood hazard determinations are the basis for the
floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the
National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations are effective for floodplain management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed
information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM
are available for review, please visit FEMA's website at www.fema.gov
, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627). 11/05/14, 11/12/14
Appeared in: Bennington Banner on 11/05/2014 and 11/12/2014
Shaftsbury's CAI GIS Online Mapping Program
to use the online mapping program.
Water Department Policy Change
The Selectboard has better defined the Water Department collection policy for past due water bills. Read the full policy here