Towns Poised To Settle 246-Year-Old Dispute

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Two Chittenden County towns are poised to settle a boundary issue that’s been in dispute since the area now called Vermont was a part of the British empire.

Last week three impartial arbitrators signed a document binding Shelburne and St. George to the settlement.

Montpelier land-use lawyer Paul Gillies tells the Burlington Free Press the deal will result in some real-estate give-and-take between the towns, with "a slight advantage" to St. George.

The only structure involved in the deal is a house built in 2007 at the southwest corner of Pond Road and Vermont 116.

The issue has been in dispute since 1763 when the governor of New Hampshire signed off on a local map, and some municipalities overlapped.

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