The WatchDog – Week of May 7, 2012

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A local government affairs report distributed by HBRA/NV & NVBR


The Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 PM at the Essex Middle School Cafeteria. The agenda is below.

  • Public Comments
  • PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed amendments to Zoning and Subdivision Regulations to include conservation/scenic protection standards in the AR, C1 and R1 zones; define uses and amend language in the RPD-I zone; amend telecommunication regulations; performance standards for site plan review; process of minor amendments; two uses on one property; agricultural uses and setbacks; wetland updates; sponsorship signage; unsafe structures; clarification to motor vehicle sales; and other housekeeping items.
  • Minutes (04-26-12)
  • Communications & Other Business
  • Discussion on Saxon Hill with regards to: Potential design goals, Strategies for Community involvement, Regulatory impacts (i.e. Town Plan, Zoning & Subdivision regs), work effort and resources.


The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 PM in the Lower Level Conference Room at the Town Office.  The agenda is below.

  • Rural Area Zoning
    • Review regulatory language – Objective #2 – Improving Design Standards (continued from April 11 meeting)
  • Minutes of the April 11, 2012 Meeting
  • Other Business & Announcements
    • Correspondence received (if any)
    • News & Announcements
      • Town of Shelburne Zoning Revisions – May 24 public hearing


The Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 PM at the Town Center Meeting Room 1.

South Burlington

The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 PM at the South Burlington Municipal Offices.  The agenda is below.

  • Open to the public for items not related to the agenda
  • Planning Commissioner announcements & staff report
  • South Burlington Land Development Regulations*
    • Natural Resources Review Standards Initial Presentation & Discussion (Cathyann LaRose)
  • City Planner & Regina Mahony, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission)
  • Planning Training Series*
    • Planned Unit Developments: authorization, intent, and use in South Burlington & VT
  • Discussion of strategies for future amendments to the Land Development
  • Regulations
  • Upcoming Meetings: May 23, June 13 [and possible joint meeting with Council]
  • Meeting Minutes: March 28, April 11
  • Other Business

For more information, contact Amanda Ibey at (802) 876-6200 ext. 12 or at

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