Removal of Houses Near Airport Does Not Require Site Plan Review

George Maille is a longtime resident of South Burlington, with a home located on Logwood Street in a neighborhood adjacent to Burlington International Airport. Since 1992, the City of Burlington (“BTV”), which owns the Airport, has been purchasing residential properties that are regularly subjected … [Read more...]

Stitzel Page & Fletcher Presents to Vermont Principals’ Association

On August 7, 2014, Attorneys Patti R. Page, Steven F. Stitzel, Joseph S. McLean, Robert E. Fletcher, and Dina L. Atwood together appeared at the Vermont Principals Association Summer Leadership Academy in Killington, Vermont to deliver a presentation entitled "Education Law - An Overview and Update … [Read more...]

Section 504 in Vermont Presentation- November 7, 2014

Patti Page will be presenting " An Updated Guide to Identifying & Planning for Students with Disabilities in the Schools- Section 504 in Vermont" all day seminar at the Hilton in Burlington, VT on November 7, 2014. Patti's presentation will cover the important topics of: Section 504's General … [Read more...]

Stitzel, Page & Fletcher Assists With Closing Over $1.5 Million in Affordable and Senior Housing Grants

In November 2013 Stitzel, Page & Fletcher attorney David Rugh assisted in closing more than $1.5 million in affordable and senior housing grants in Shelburne and Charlotte.  Working on behalf of the Town of Shelburne and with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Mr. Rugh … [Read more...]

Firm Adds Two New Associates

The Firm of Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C., has added two new associates, Eric G. Derry and Diane M. Sherman, to its staff, bringing the total number of attorneys in the Firm to ten. The Firm is excited about having both Eric and Diane on board. Eric is a 2008 graduate of Vermont Law School, … [Read more...]

New Environmental Court Guidelines

The Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court (commonly called the Environmental Court) has recently established, under the direction of the Vermont Supreme Court, “Disposition Guidelines” to manage the flow of cases through the litigation process. The Guidelines establish timelines … [Read more...]

McLean Discusses Fair Housing

Attorney Joe McLean of Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C., recently participated as a speaker at the Spring Planning and Zoning Forum. The Forum was co-sponsored by the VLCT Municipal Assistance Center and the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association and held at the Lake … [Read more...]

Stitzel Page & Fletcher Closes First “FEMA Buyouts” From Tropical Storm Irene

On March 26th, Stitzel, Page & Fletcher attorneys on behalf of the Towns of Bethel and Bolton, and with the assistance of Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission, closed the first Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program “buyouts” in the State of … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of Education Issues IDEA Part B Final Regulations Related to Parental Consent to Access Public Benefits or Insurance Such as Medicaid

On February 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register, Final Regulations which change the frequency with which public agencies, including school districts, must obtain parental consent to bill Medicaid for such reimbursable services such as occupational therapy, … [Read more...]

SP&F Helps to Resolve Litigation Involving Water Project

In January 2013, the Town of Waitsfield settled long-standing litigation with the owner of property adjoining the well site for the Town's municipal water project. Having obtaining positive decisions from the Vermont Superior Court, Civil Division, on the issues of condemnation and damages in a … [Read more...]