Development Review Board

Development Review Board

The Development Review Board (DRB) is the municipal body that, when required, is authorized and delegated to uphold and interpret the Bolton Land Use and Development Regulations (BLUDRs). It is also the board authorized to hear appeals from decisions of the Bolton Zoning Administrator.

The DRB reviews complete applications for proposed projects at public hearings.  Such reviews may be for site plans, conditional uses, variance requests and/or subdivisions.   The BLUDRs and state statutes set forth the criteria upon which the DRB makes its decisions.  All public hearings must obey the open meeting law.  This law does, however, allow quasi-judicial boards, such as the DRB, to deliberate in a closed session.  The DRB may also reach a decision in a closed session provided the decision reached is put in writing and made public.

All decisions of the DRB may be appealed by the applicant or an interested party who participated at the public hearing for the application.  Such an appeal must be made within 30 days of the decision and all appeals are heard by the Vermont Environmental Court.

The Bolton DRB has five regular members and two alternates.  Members are appointed by the Select Board.

Please contact the Bolton Zoning Administrator, Sarah McShane, if you have any questions about zoning, obtaining a zoning permit, a proposed project that has been issued a permit or is to be before the DRB, or the zoning and subdivision approval or appeal process in general.


 Development Review Board Members

Bear Track ~ Bolton Nordic Lands Photo credit: A. Grover

Contact the Development Review Board through
the Town Office, (802) 434-5075.

  • Stephen Diglio, Chair – 3 years remaining of 3 year term (2020)
  • Adam Miller, Vice Chair – 2 years remaining of 3 year term (2019)
  • John Devine, Secretary – 1 year remaining of 3 year term (2018)
  • Sharon Murray – 1 year remaining of 3 year term (2018)
  • Rob Ricketson – 2 years remaining of 3 year term (2019)
  • Adam Beaudry, Alternate – 2 years remaining of 3 year term (2019)
  • Charmaine Godin, Alternate – 1 year remaining of 3 year term (2018)
  • Michael Rainville, Alternate- 1 year remaining of 3 year term (2018)
  • Sarah McShane, ZA & DRB Assistant

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Agenda for Upcoming Meeting

The regularly scheduled meeting date for the Development Review Board is the fourth (4th) Thursday of the month, with the second (2nd) Thursday of the month if/as needed.

 Draft Meeting Minutes

DRB Accepted Minutes, Decisions & Agendas 2017

Accepted Meeting Minutes, Decisions, & Agendas 2017

Accepted Meeting Minutes, Decisions, & Agendas 2016

Accepted Meeting Minutes, Decisions, & Agendas 2015

 Accepted Meeting Minutes & Decisions 2011 – 2014

DRB Decisions 2012 – 2014

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