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 Select Board.

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.

Please email the Planning and Zoning Administrator 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.

For more details, or if you are interested in joining the Development Review Board,  contact the Town Office.

Note:  Documents linked to this page are PDFs. 

DRB Rules of Procedure and Ethics


The Bolton DRB has five members and one alternate (seeking a second alternate).  Members are appointed by the Select Board.

  • Adam Beaudry, Alternate (three year term expires June 30, 2024)
  • Adam Miller, Vice Chair (three year term expires June 30, 2025)
  • John Devine, Secretary (three year term expires June 30, 2024)
  • Rob Ricketson (three year term expires June 30, 2025)
  • Spencer Nowak, Chair (three year term expires June 30, 2023)
  • Stephen Diglio (three year term expires June 30, 2023)

DRB Support Staff: Planning & Zoning Administrator, Kelly Diglio


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, 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office with a virtual attendance option.

Bear Track – Bolton Nordic Lands
Photo Credit:  A. Grover


There will be a DRB meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bolton Town Office.



  • 2023-06-DRB
  • 2023-07-DRB