Planning Commission


A spring magnolia blossoms in Bolton – Linda Baker’s garden. Photo credit: Ted Grover


Planning Commission

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.


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
  • Carol Devlin, Clerk



The Bolton Select Board approved the 2017 Bolton Town Plan on Wednesday, April 26 2017.  The final version will be posted on the Bolton website after the graphic designer is done with it.  Meanwhile, the final text is available at

The Bolton Town Plan was funded by a Municipal Planning Grant awarded by the Department of Housing & Community Development.

 Agenda for Upcoming Meeting

 The next Planing Commission meeting will be Monday, July 10, 2017.  Meetings are held in the Bolton Town Office and begin at 6:00 p.m.

Draft Meeting Minutes

Accepted Minutes & Agendas 2017

Accepted Minutes & Agendas 2016

Accepted Minutes & Agendas 2015

The Planning Commission is currently working on updating the Bolton Town Plan.