Planning Commission


A spring magnolia blossoms in Bolton – Linda Baker’s garden. Photo credit: Ted Grover

The Planning Commission (PC) is comprised of 5 volunteer members, who are appointed by the Select Board, and are principally responsible for drafting and amending the Bolton Town Plan and our town’s zoning regulations (the Bolton Land Use and Development Regulations ).  The PC also participates in the regional planning process, undertakes comprehensive planning, and functions solely as a planning body.  The PC does not review development proposals or issue permits; these fall under the jurisdiction of the Development Review Board and the Zoning Administrator.  For more details or if you are interested in joining the Planning Commission, contact the Town Office.

Note:  Documents linked to this page are PDFs. 

Planning Commission links and maps are at the bottom of the page after PC minutes.



  • Steve Barner, Chair (3 year term, expires 2024)
  • Evan DesLauriers  (3 year term, expires 2024)
  • Merrick Gillies (2 year term expires 2024)
  • Clerk – Carol Devlin

The PC is looking for TWO more  members.  If you are interested, come to the next PC meeting or contact the Town Office.


The Planning Commission meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month, at 6 p.m.  Interested residents are always encouraged to attend.

As of July 1, 2021 the PC is returning to in-person meetings held at the Bolton Town Office with a virtual option for participation.


The Planning Commission is starting an update of the 2017 Town Plan which expires in 2025.  The update process is a long one and will take a couple of years.  Keep your eyes open for opportunities to participate in the process and provide your thoughts on Bolton’s future.

2023 Amendments to the BLUDRS (Bolton Land Use and Development Regulations), including Resort Master Plan and Zoning Map

The Planning Commission approved the amendments and voted (3-0) to forward them to the Select Board.   The Select Board Hearing is scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2023.

Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice April 25, 2023

BLUDRs Bylaw Report April 2023

BLUDRs Amendments March 30, 2023





The Select Board adopted the Town Plan in 2017.  Amendments were approved in 2021.  The Town Plan and accompanying maps may be found on the Planning Page.


The Select Board adopted the Bolton Land Use and Development Regulations (BLUDRs) in 2005.  Amendments were approved in 2010, 2019 and 2021.  The BLUDRs (aka Zoning Regulations) may be found on the Zoning Page.