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

Bear Track ~ Bolton Nordic Lands Photo credit: A. Grover

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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Hearing Notices:

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

Accepted 2020 DRB Meeting Minutes, Decisions, & Agendas

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