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, Vice-Chair (2 year term expires 2024)
  • Tyler Ducharme ( 3 year term, expires 2026)
  • Michael Webber (3 year term , expires 2026)


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 has started a required update to the 2017 Town Plan. That Town Plan expires in 2025.  The update process is extensive and time consuming.  There will continue to be opportunities to participate in the process and provide your thoughts on Bolton’s future. See below for the meeting minutes from the four well attended “neighborhood meetings” held in October and November 2023. Thank you to all of the residents who participated.


Special Meeting Agenda PC April 18, 2024

Topic: Special Planning Commission Meeting

Time: Apr 18, 2024 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 874 2702 4498

Passcode: 752748


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, 2021, 2022 and 2023.  The BLUDRs (aka Zoning Regulations) may be found on the Zoning Page.