Town Plan 2017
Town Plan 2017 — The Bolton Town Plan is funded by a Municipal Planning Grant awarded by the Department of Housing & Community Development.
PLANNING COMMISSION TOWN PLAN HEARING
The Planning Commission was very pleased to have 18 residents turn out for the Planning Commission’s Hearing on the Town Plan (see hearing minutes on the Planning Commission page).
SELECT BOARD TOWN PLAN HEARING
The Select Board held their warned public hearing on the 2017 Town Plan on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7 p.m. at the Bolton Town Office, and adopted the 2017 Town Plan.
- 2017 Town Plan Adopted April 26 2017
- 2017 Town Plan Action List Adopted April 26 2017
- Bolton Data Profile 2017
- Online Map Viewer
- Map 1: Natural Resources: Ecological & Wildlife Resources
- Map 2: Natural Resources: Earth & Water Resources
- Map 3: Working Lands
- Map 4: Conserved Lands
- Map 5: Recreation & Cultural Resources
- Map 6: Hazard Areas
- Map 7: Facilities
- Map 8: Existing Energy and Constraints
- Map 9: Energy Resource Areas
- Map 10: Transportation System
- Map 11: Existing Land Use/Land Cover
- Map 12: Proposed Land Use
- Map 13: Maintain, Evolve, Transform
- Select Board Hearing Notice April 26 2017
- Planning Commission Report to the Select Board – March 24, 2017
- March 24, 2017 Town Plan Draft
- March 24, 2017 Town Plan Maps
- Planning Commission Town Plan Hearing Comments February 9, 2017
- Planning Commission Town Plan Report
- Town Plan Hearing Draft February 2017
Thank you to the 18 people, including Planning Commission members, who attended the Community Forum on Monday, December 5, 2016. In addition to helping prioritize over 50 objectives for the Town Plan, we discussed key issues including development constraints, steep slopes, roads, the possibility and implications of a hamlet in West Bolton, and the need for economic development.
Community Engagement and the Vision Statement
As part of the planning process, the Planning Commission hosted several meetings between September 2015 and January 2016 to gather information about residents’ views of Bolton’s future (see below for summaries). Based on the information gathered at those meetings, the Planning Commission presented a Vision Statement at Town Meeting and requested feedback. The statement and a summary of the feedback are available at the following links:
Summary of Feedback on the Vision Statement
The next step is to develop the goals and objectives that will help us realize our vision. The Planning Commission will work on developing those goals and objectives and hopes to present them in the fall. Meanwhile, drafts of goals for the sections of the plan will be available below as they are worked on. Feel free to provide feedback to the email address at the bottom of the page. Once the goals and objectives are completed we will begin working on the action steps (a.k.a. the to-do list).
View Meeting Summaries
The survey is now complete. See all the results in this PDF file. Below are the key words used to describe Bolton.
Notes, Summaries and Drafts
Check back here for notes and summaries from each meeting, as well as draft documents.
Notes from Planning Commission meetings can be found here.
The 2012 Bolton Town Plan
The 2005 Bolton Land Use and Development Regulations
Carol Devlin, Assistant Town Clerk
Carol is the staff person for the Town of Bolton who works with the Planning Commission. You can contact her with questions about the process.
Phone: 802-434-3064 ext. 221