Town of Bolton

3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway

Bolton VT 05676



Planning Commission/MPG Advisory Committee Minutes


February 9, 2004


Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.


Planning Commission members present: Jim Bralich (6:45 p.m.), Rodney Pingree, Linda Baker,


Planning Commission members absent: Chris Haggerty, Steve Barner


MPG Advisory Committee members present: Jen Andrews, Joss Besse


MPG Advisory Committee members absent: Margot Pender, Pete Siegel, Rob Heimbuch, Dick Ward, Gerry Mullen


Clerk: Amy Grover


Also present: Brain Shupe, Sharon Murray (7:15 p.m.), Burnt Rock, Inc.




6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

1.       Zoning districts and uses, draft review

2.       Article III, General Regulations, draft review

3.       Minutes January  12,  2004

4.       Other communications/mail

5.       Any other business

6.       Adjournment

7.       7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Public Forum, proposed draft of the zoning district map and zoning district requirements.



Agenda Item #1 – Zoning Districts and Uses

The committee reviewed the draft of the zoning district map and zoning district tables to prepare for the public forum.  Discussion and changes included:

·       If the setbacks are now too small in VI, leave alone for now.

·       Page 2.  (E) (3).  Change “landscaped” to vegetative  or green strip.

·       Page 3.  VII.  Setbacks, change: 25 – 25 – 20 for single/two family residential uses, 35-25-25 for other uses.  

·       Page 5.  RI.  Change minimum setback/side to 35 feet.

·       Note setbacks in Forest District – within an approved building envelope.  Add to (e) 2. Outhouses?

·       Page 11. Conservation district, (B), permitted uses 5.  Delete “dwelling” from “Dwelling/camp.”





Agenda Item #2 – Article III draft

The committee continued the review of draft of Article III (That handout is on file at the Town Clerk’s office with these minutes), and discussion included:


·       Revisit height/definition. Utilize a side by side comparison for that language, current vs. proposed


Agenda Item #3– Minutes January 12, 2004

Tabled until the March meeting due to lack of time.


Agenda Item #4– Other communications/mail



Agenda Item #5 – Any other business

The next scheduled meeting of the MPG Advisory Committee will be Monday, March 8, 2004, 6 – 8 p.m. at Smilie School.


Amy will contact Fire Chief Mike Gervia to get information on fire access to roofs, especially in VII.


Agenda Item #6 – Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.


Agenda Item #7 - 7:30 p.m. Public Forum, proposed draft of the zoning district map and zoning district requirements.

Burnt Rock generated a list of comments from the public forum, which will be attached to these minutes on file at the Town Clerk’s office.


The public forum ran until 9:15 p.m., and was attended by approximately 25 people, including the MPG Committee, Ken Richardson and Mike Rainville from the DRB.











Amy Grover

Clerk, Planning Commission

These minutes are unofficial until accepted.


These minutes were read and accepted by the Planning Commission on


__________________________ , 2004.





Linda Baker, Chair