Town of Bolton

3045 Theodore Roosevelt Highway

Bolton VT 05676



Planning Commission Minutes


December 11, 2002


Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m.


Planning Commission members present: Linda Baker, Chair, Steve Barner (7:05 p.m.), Jim Bralich, Rodney Pingree


Planning Commission members absent: Chris Haggerty


Clerk: Amy Grover




1.       Minutes – November 13, 2002

2.       Other communications/mail

3.       Review draft of Zoning Regulations

4.       Any other business

5.       Adjournment



Agenda Item #1 – Minutes

Rodney Pingree made a motion to accept the minutes of November 13, 2002.  Jim Bralich seconded the motion.  All were in favor.


Agenda Item #2 – Other communications/mail

The Commission discussed the upcoming scheduled budget meeting with the Select Board, and agreed to level fund their FY 2003 budget.


Linda Baker noted VLCT workshops available on Site Plan and Conditional Use Review.


The Commission reviewed and discussed a letter from CCRPC intern John Nesbitt regarding the land use and housing points data.  The Commission agreed that the consultant hired for the municipal planning grant would be an appropriate contact regarding this information as the data supports CCRPC’s regional build out analysis.  Amy will contact “Nez” with regard to his letter.


The Commission reviewed and discussed the copy of CCRPC’s “Transit-Oriented Design (TOD) for Chittenden County.”  This is CCRPC’s manual, which discusses TOD Principles, the objective of which is to bring clarity and better understanding to TOD.


The Commission reviewed CCRPC’s information regarding Commercial Industrial Sites in Bolton.


The Commission reviewed the Town of Duxbury’s amendments to their Zoning Ordinance.


The Commission reviewed information from the VT Biodiversity Project regarding “Vermont’s Natural Heritage”.


The Commission reviewed and discussed the information Amy requested from CCRPC regarding their services.  Amy noted that Michele Mareska of CCRPC had contacted her regarding the regional build out analysis.  Michele stated that the build out of every parcel in Chittenden County had been completed, and that after CCRPC accepts and endorses the findings and results, each town in Chittenden County will receive a customized report/visit sometime in the 3/03 – 4/03 time frame.


The Commission drafted their article for the 2002 Annual Report, to be submitted by 1/15/03 to Deb.


Agenda Item #3 – Review Draft of Zoning Regulations

This agenda item was tabled until the next meeting because of time constraints.


Agenda Item #4 – Other Business

The next scheduled meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2003, 6 p.m. at the Town Office.


Agenda Item #5 – Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.


Amy Grover

Clerk, Planning Commission

These minutes are unofficial until accepted by the Planning Commission.


These minutes were read and accepted by the Planning Commission on


__________________________________, 2003





Linda Baker, Chair