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. Its members are appointed by the Bolton Selectboard.
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. An appeal must be made within 30 days of the decision. All appeals are heard by the Vermont Environmental Court.
The Bolton DRB has five regular members and currently one alternate. Members are appointed by the Select Board.
Please contact the Bolton Zoning Administrator at (802) 434-5075 ext. 225 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
Contact the Development Review Board through
the Town Office, (802) 434-5075 ext. 225.
- Stephen Diglio, Chair – 3 year term ending June 30, 2023
- Adam Beaudry, Vice Chair – 3 year term June 30, 2021
- John Devine, Secretary – 3 year term June 30, 2021
- Rob Ricketson – 3 year term June 30, 2022
- Adam Miller – 3 year term June 30, 2022
- Spencer Nowak, Alternate – 3 year term, June 30, 2023
DRB Support Staff: Planning & Zoning Administrator, Jonathan Ignatowski
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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 needed.
Please Note: With the expiration of the declared state of emergency (due to COVID-19) at midnight on June 15, 2021, public bodies must now comply with the long-standing Open Meeting Law as it appears in 1 V.S.A 310-314, which includes that a “physical meeting location for public participation must be provided.” Participants for the July 22, 2021 DRB are invited to attend the meeting by coming to the Town Office (the physical meeting location) at 3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway.
The July 22nd DRB meeting and public hearing have been cancelled.
Draft Meeting Minutes, pending approval:
Accepted 2021 DRB Meeting Minutes, Decisions, & Agendas
- DRB Agenda – January 28, 2021
- Approved DRB Meeting Minutes – 1.28.2021
- DRB Agenda – February 25, 2021
- Approved DRB Meeting Minutes – 2.25.2021
- DRB Decision – Bolton Valley Resort Maintenance Garage
- DRB Agenda – March 25, 2021
- Approved DRB Meeting Minutes – 3.25.21
- DRB Decision: 223 Thatcher Rd.
- DRB Agenda – April 22, 2021
- Approved DRB Minutes – 4.22.21
- DRB Decision: 175 Champ Ln.
- DRB Agenda – May 27, 2021
- DRB Agenda – June 24, 2021
- DRB Decision: 3477 Stage Rd.
Accepted 2020 DRB Meeting Minutes, Decisions, & Agendas
- Approved DRB Meeting Minutes 12.10.2020
- Approved DRB Meeting Minutes 10.22.2020
- DRB Agenda – December 10, 2020
- DRB Agenda – October 22, 2020
- DRB Decision: Bolton Valley Resort Timberline Lodge
- Approved DRB Meeting Minutes 9.24.20
- DRB Agenda – September 24, 2020
- DRB Decision: Bolton Valley Resort Outdoor Pool
- DRB Decision: 1811 Happy Hollow Road
- Approved DRB Meeting Minutes 7.30.20
- DRB Agenda – July 30, 2020
- Approved DRB Meeting Minutes 6.25.20
- Approved DRB Meeting Minutes 5.28.20
- DRB Agenda – May 28, 2020
- Approved DRB Meeting Minutes 4.23.20
- Approved DRB Minutes 03.26.20
- DRB Agenda – April 23, 2020
- Approved DRB Minutes 02.27.20
- DRB Decision – 3249 Duxbury Rd