Planning Comission

Staff
Chris Violette, Planning Director
Planning & Zoning Department
802-479-2595 
Fax - 802-479-9332
 cviolette@barretown.org

Meets every third Wednesday monthly
at 7:00 P.M 
Meets in the downstairs conference room

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Planning Commission

Planning Comission

About the Planning Commission
The Planning Commission is made up of seven people that come from different backgrounds and provide input from their various areas of expertise, all are volunteers. These individuals are appointed by the Selectboard and serve four-year terms. The Planning Commission's regular meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month, typically at 7:00 p.m. in the Emergency Operations Room downstairs in the Municipal Office Building in Lower Websterville. Please use the side entrance. For the next meeting of the Planning Commission, please see the town calendar

The Planning Commission is responsible for dealing with Land Use planning. The major responsibility of the Planning Commission is writing the Zoning Bylaws, Subdivision Regulations, and the Town Plan. In addition the Planning Commission also reviews request for multiple driveways. There are many other duties that the commission can be charged with as well. All meetings and hearings held by the Planning Commission are open and the public is welcome.

Below is a link to the first draft of the proposed new Energy Plan produced by the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission.  Barre Town was one of three town's chosen by the CVRPC to help develop a plan that will meet certain requirements allowing Barre Town to be given substantial deference (significant and meaningful weight) during Public Utility Commission hearings regarding renewable energy projects.  Much more work (by the Barre Town Planning Commission)  is still likely before a final draft is complete.

Proposed Energy Plan (first draft)