Monday, May 20 2013 8:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 12:53:49 GMT
Police say they caught the person who stole a school bus from the Newport City Elementary School and crashed the bus in Holland, Vt. Friday.22-year-old Adam Page, of Newport, Vt., is facing various charges.More >>
Police say they caught the person who stole a school bus from the Newport City Elementary School and crashed the bus in Holland, Vt. Friday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 8:15 AM EDT2013-05-20 12:15:54 GMT
Police have released the name of the passenger who was killed in a crash on Vermont Route 122 in Lyndon, Vt. Saturday.Police say the passenger was Eleanor Machell, 85, of Lyndonville, Vt.The driver, 76-year-oldMore >>
Police have released the name of the passenger who was killed in a crash on Vermont Route 122 in Lyndon, Vt. Saturday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:52 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:52:16 GMT
Starting Monday, expect to see police out in full force. It's the kickoff to the National "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Police say they're going to focus on areas where crashes are known to happen. SoMore >>
Starting Monday, expect to see police out in full force. It's the kickoff to the National "Click It or Ticket" campaign.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:17 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:17:58 GMT
A firearm was displayed after a fight on Church Street in Burlington, Vt. late Sunday night. Police say two men were involved. One of the men hit a woman and then pulled the gun out.The gun was never pointedMore >>
A firearm was displayed after a fight on Church Street in Burlington, Vt. late Sunday night.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:58:14 GMT
Vermont's only pharmacy school graduated its first class Sunday in a ceremony at the Champlain Valley Expo. The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences graduated 74 students who say they areMore >>
Vermont's only pharmacy school graduated its first class Sunday in a ceremony at the Champlain Valley Expo. The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences graduated 74 students who say they are excited to pave the way for those to come.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:26 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:26:46 GMT
Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center unveiled its newest interactive exhibit Saturday; featuring state of the art technology. Echo's new Action Lab features hands-on exhibits to teach visitors aboutMore >>
Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center unveiled its newest interactive exhibit Saturday; featuring state of the art technology.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:05:48 GMT
At Ben and Jerry's flavor graveyard tasty treats lost long ago only live on in memory. But Thursday there was reason to celebrate as one of the flavors would rise from the grave to be eaten again. "ThereMore >>
Ben and Jerry's chooses White Russian to return to life in scoop shops.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:49:42 GMT
The man accused of growing nearly 250 plants in Burlington's New North End was in court Friday. Anthony Wright, 34 of Burlington pleaded not guilty to growing more than 25 pot plants. This comes weeksMore >>
The man accused of growing nearly 250 plants in Burlington's New North End was in court Friday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:43:12 GMT
On the left side of a Burlington duplex police told us they stumbled upon a big pot operation, but on the right, they wouldn't say. Court documents we got Friday show this couple, Richard and Tonia Hall,More >>
Thursday we knew about a pot bust in Burlington's New North End, but police kept quiet about what happened on the other side. Friday, we were able to get court papers that show a couple has been making meth for weeks.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-05-17 14:32:20 GMT
Police are asking drivers to avoid Main Street in Vergennes. The Shelburne Police Department said the road is closed for an unknown amount of time due to a car accident. Check back with Fox44 & ABC22More >>
Police are asking drivers to avoid Main Street in Vergennes. More >>
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -
An interim zoning ordinance in South Burlington has frozen potential construction projects since March. When the city council enacted it an economic analysis of the ordinance was guaranteed by the first council meeting in October. That day came and went without a report.
That analysis was supposed to touch on the city's budget, residents, and businesses.
Jim Knapp is a former South Burlington city council member and voted against the ordinance, which passed 3-2. On Monday he addressed the city council as a citizen and expressed his concern that no report had yet been compiled and that they were not following state law without completing the report.
"The city didn't really have data when it adopted interim zoning. It's a little unusual to say we'll put interim zoning into affect and sit on it for a while and we'll look at it down the road. At least they were going to look at it down the road. But now they haven't even done that," Knapp said.
City Council Chair Rosanne Greco said that a study on the economic impact of the interim ordinance doesn't fit into the city's current budget but will down the road. She also said that the city council is following state law since they had already planned on doing the economic study at the time of voting on the ordinance.
Greco also noted that at a previous city council meeting the council had discussed that the study wasn't going to be completed by the October date because of a lack of money. She said that because of other reports the council was currently conducting on Sustainable Agriculture, Affordable Housing and other issues the city doesn't have the budget to support another study.
But Knapp's concern isn't as much about the ordinance as the promise it made to its citizens that an economic analysis would be completed by October.
"I was concerned the city wasn't following the process and our rule of law is that once you adopt a process you have to follow it," Knapp said.
The interim zoning ordinance can be kept in effect for two years. Its main purpose is to keep the status quo while the city works on drafting new zoning regulations.
South Burlington City Council Yet to Report on OrdinanceMore>>