The Planning Commission (PC) is comprised of 5 volunteer members, who are appointed by the Select Board, and are principally responsible for drafting and amending the Bolton Town Plan and our town’s land use bylaws; The Bolton Land Use and Development Regulations (BLUDRs). The PC also participates in the regional planning process, undertakes comprehensive planning, and functions solely as a planning body with no authority over development review projects. The PC does not review development proposals or issue permits; these fall under the jurisdiction of the Development Review Board and the Zoning Administrator. Meetings are held monthly and interested citizens are always encouraged to attend.
LOOKING FOR A NEW MEMBER AND BOARD CLERK
The Bolton Planning Commission is looking for a new member. If you would like to give back to Bolton, have an interest in planning and/or zoning, or care about the future of Bolton, consider serving on the Planning Commission. If you’d like more information, please contact Linda Baker or Carol Devlin.
See employment opportunities on the Bolton home page if you are interested in a part-time (approximately 8 hours/month) job as a clerk for the Bolton Planning Commission and Conservation Commission. Primary responsibilities include creating agendas, attending 1-2 evening meetings per month and taking/distributing minutes.
Planning Commission Members
Contact the Planning Commission through the Town Office, (802) 434-5075
- Linda Baker, Chair – 2 years remaining on a 3 year term – 2019
- Steve Barner – 1 year remaining on a 3 year term – 2018
- Jim Bralich – 3 years remaining on a 3 year term – 2020
- Evan DesLauriers – 1 year remaining on a 3 year term – 2018
- Deb Shelby – 3 years remaining on a 3 year term – 2020
- Clerk – The Planning Commission is currently seeking a new clerk. If interested, see the posting at: http://boltonvt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Board-Clerk-Draft-Job-Description-Final-1.pdf
PLANNING COMMISSION IS GETTING READY FOR ITS NEXT BIG PROJECT: REVIEWING AND UPDATING THE BOLTON LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS (a.k.a. BLUDRs)
Beginning this summer the Planning Commission will start its review of the Bolton Land Use and Development Regulations which combine the development, subdivision and flood hazard area regulations.
The Bolton Select Board approved the 2017 Bolton Town Plan on Wednesday, April 26 2017.
The Bolton Town Plan was funded by a Municipal Planning Grant awarded by the Department of Housing & Community Development.
Agenda for Upcoming Meeting
The Planning Commission’s next meeting is Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00 in the Bolton Town Office.
Draft Meeting Minutes