Town of Bolton

3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway

Bolton VT 05676



Planning Commission/MPG Advisory Committee Minutes


July 14, 2003


Regular meeting called to order at 7:20 p.m. after Michele Maresca’s (CCRPC) presentation of Chittenden County’s regional build-out analysis.


Planning Commission members present: Steve Barner, Rodney Pingree, Jim Bralich


Planning Commission members absent: Linda Baker, Chris Haggerty


MPG Advisory Committee members present: Joss Besse, Jerry Mullen, Margot Pender, Dick Ward


MPG Advisory Committee members absent: Pete Siegel, Rob Heimbuch, Jen Andrews,


Clerk: Amy Grover


Also present: Brian Shupe and Sharon Murray, Burnt Rock, Inc., Susan and Joe Vita, Ken Richardson




1.       6 p.m. Michele Maresca of CCRPC regional build-out analysis

2.       Brian Shupe and Sharon Murray, Burnt Rock, Inc.  Article Draft review, discuss uses and districts

3.       Minutes  May 12, 2003, and June 9, 2003

4.       Other communications/mail

5.       Any other business

6.       Adjournment



Agenda Item #1 – Michele Maresca, CCRPC Regional Build-out analysis

Michele Maresca presented the results of the regional build-out analysis in Chittenden County, as well as individualized results for Bolton.  The documents that she provided the committee with are on file with these minutes in the Town Office.  For more information on the results, contact Michele at CCRPC, or go to the link provided on the Town of Bolton’s website.


Agenda Item #2 – Burnt Rock - Article Draft review/ Uses and Districts

The committee reviewed the drafts of Articles 1 and 7 from the June meeting, and briefly discussed several points.  Brain Shupe noted that there would be another opportunity for comments and change.


Brian and Sharon provided the committee with two handouts, Bolton: Current Zoning Districts, and a zoning district worksheet  (these two handouts are on file with these minutes at the Town Office). 


The Committee reviewed the current zoning districts and uses.  The areas of discussion included:

·       Zoning and how it affects the land.

·       Review of uses and statutes – by statute anything not listed is prohibited.

·       “Commercial” allows for anything, a need to define uses by districts.

·       Village II and West Bolton, and the possibility of a small commercial district in West Bolton.

·       Road frontage - whether frontage on private roads should be allowed with standards, and whether to regulate new road development

·       Acreage requirements with commercial uses.

·       What districts are PUD/PRD allowed, perhaps a conditional use in some districts.

·       Uses are not consistent from one district to another.

·       Recreation varies from district to district, allow associated outdoor structures.

·       Possibility of adding “personal service.”

·       Places of worship, height of steeple, daycare facilities within.

·       Rifle ranges.

·       Kennels/Veterinarian.

·       Health clinic.

·       Public Utility.

·       Revisit telecommunication facilities – what areas in Bolton are not covered (i.e. areas in West Bolton), what placement of new towers would allow coverage in those areas.


Brian and Sharon asked the committee to take some time before the August meeting to complete the worksheet, and that land uses/allowed uses and districts would be discussed at the August meeting.


Agenda Item #3 – Minutes May 12, 2003, and June 9, 2003

Steve Barner made a motion to accept the minutes of May 12, 2003.  Rodney Pingree seconded the motion.  All were in favor.


Steve Barner made a motion to accept the minutes of June 9, 2003.  Jim Bralich seconded the motion.  All were in favor.


Agenda Item #4– Other communications/mail

The P.C.  reviewed notice from the State of VT District Environmental Commission, Land Use Permit #4C04-25, noting the approval of the Bolton Valley subdivision.


The P.C. reviewed a notice from the ANR noting the public comment period for the Indirect Discharge Rules pertaining to Bolton Valley’s wastewater facility.


The P.C. reviewed information from the VT Community Development Program regarding the application material for 2003/2004 grants.


Agenda Item #5 – Any other business

The next scheduled meeting of the MPG Advisory Committee will be Monday, August 11, 2003, 6 – 8 p.m. at Smilie School.


Amy will provide zoning maps at the August meeting.


Joss Besse, Rodney Pingree, and Jim Bralich all noted that they would not be able to attend the August meeting.


Agenda Item #6 – Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.


Amy Grover

Clerk, Planning Commission

These minutes are unofficial until accepted.


These minutes were read and accepted by the Planning Commission on


__________________________ , 2003.





Linda Baker, Chair