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Bristol Planning Commission http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1153/all en Bristol commission back at work on zoning http://addisonindependent.com/201211bristol-commission-back-work-zoning <p> BRISTOL &mdash; &ldquo;Big cups for a big success!&rdquo; said Bristol Planning Commission chair Chico Martin, doling out red solo cups of sparkling cider to the planning commissioners, town office staff and newspaper reporter gathered in Holley Hall last Tuesday.</p> <p> It was the planning commission&rsquo;s first meeting since the updated Bristol Town Plan, the product of eight years of the effort, passed with 68.7 percent of the vote on Election Day.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14311">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211bristol-commission-back-work-zoning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission Featured Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:20:18 +0000 Addison Independent 14311 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol plan enters final stretch http://addisonindependent.com/201207bristol-plan-enters-final-stretch <p> BRISTOL &mdash; After almost a decade of helping shape a proposed town plan, the Bristol Planning Commission may have considered the document for the last time on Tuesday.</p> <p> At its monthly meeting, the planning commission unanimously OK&rsquo;d the 42 revisions proposed by the selectboard.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12558">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207bristol-plan-enters-final-stretch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission Featured town plan Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:29:09 +0000 Andrew Stein 12558 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol board opens up; new planner keeps seat http://addisonindependent.com/201206bristol-board-opens-new-planner-keeps-seat <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Katie Raycroft-Meyer&rsquo;s seat on the planning commission is safe for now.</p> <p> The Bristol selectboard on Monday decided to keep Raycroft-Meyer on the commission following a vote two weeks earlier that put her seat in jeopardy. After speaking with her and a dozen citizens on Monday, Selectboard Chair Peeker Heffernan, selectwoman Carol Wells and selectman Joel Bouvier made this decision with just enough board members to hold a quorum.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12066">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206bristol-board-opens-new-planner-keeps-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission Featured Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:09:21 +0000 Andrew Stein 12066 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol may oust planner over apparent conflict http://addisonindependent.com/201205bristol-may-oust-planner-over-apparent-conflict <p> BRISTOL &mdash; When Katie Raycroft-Meyer &mdash; the newest addition to the Bristol Planning Commission &mdash; received a call from Bristol Town Administrator Bill Bryant Tuesday morning, she was surprised, to say the least.</p> <p> Bryant informed her that she might lose her newly appointed seat because of her potential participation in a legal proceeding in which the town is involved &mdash; an accusation she adamantly denied.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11908">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205bristol-may-oust-planner-over-apparent-conflict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission Featured Thu, 24 May 2012 19:38:16 +0000 Andrew Stein 11908 at http://addisonindependent.com Board approves Bristol Town Plan http://addisonindependent.com/201203board-approves-bristol-town-plan <p> BRISTOL &mdash; After Town Meeting Day elections wrapped up on Tuesday, the Bristol Planning Commission convened at Howden Hall and approved language for the land-use section of a new proposed town plan.</p> <p> With that, according to acting-Chair Chico Martin, the commission has fully approved the massive update to the Bristol Town Plan.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11065">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203board-approves-bristol-town-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission planning commission town plan Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:32:38 +0000 Andrew Stein 11065 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol draws up new no-extraction zone map http://addisonindependent.com/201202bristol-draws-new-no-extraction-zone-map <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10849" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201202bristol-draws-new-no-extraction-zone-map"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Bristol-Land-Use-Planning-Area-MapCMYK_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Bristol-Land-Use-Planning-Area-MapCMYK.jpg" title="Bristol-Land-Use-Planning-Area-MapCMYK.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The &quot;Village Planning Area&quot; on this map of Bristol defines the limits of a proposed resource extraction prohibition zone that could be included in a new Bristol Town Plan. The planning commission will consider the zone at Tuesday’s meeting. </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol Planning Commission looks poised to move ahead with a proposed town plan at its meeting next Tuesday when it considers a compromise on the proposed gravel mining prohibition zone.</p> <p> Since fall, commissioners have struggled to agree on a chief component of the proposed plan: a zone that prohibits resource extraction in and around Bristol&rsquo;s downtown area. At the planners&rsquo; last meeting on Jan. 17, four versions of the no-extraction zone were discussed.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10848">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201202bristol-draws-new-no-extraction-zone-map" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission extraction Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:30:01 +0000 Andrew Stein 10848 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol planners work to resolve extraction zone hangup http://addisonindependent.com/201201bristol-planners-work-resolve-extraction-zone-hangup <p> BRISTOL &mdash; At its Tuesday meeting the Bristol Planning Commission told a group of 30 concerned townspeople that a zone prohibiting gravel extraction in and around Bristol&rsquo;s downtown area would still be included in the new town plan. The perimeters of that zone and the language that accompanies it are still being hashed out.</p> <p> After commissioners realized last year that there were discrepancies between different accepted versions of that no-extraction zone, they decided to go back to the drawing board to better define it.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10569">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201bristol-planners-work-resolve-extraction-zone-hangup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:00:05 +0000 Andrew Stein 10569 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol rethinking extraction http://addisonindependent.com/201201bristol-rethinking-extraction <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Deadlocked over where to draw the boundaries for a zone where gravel extraction would be prohibited, the Bristol Planning Commission on Tuesday decided to throw out the conflicting maps they had been working on and restart the process of defining the zone.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10383">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201bristol-rethinking-extraction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:00:05 +0000 Andrew Stein 10383 at http://addisonindependent.com Planners in Bristol regroup after open meeting incident http://addisonindependent.com/201112planners-bristol-regroup-after-open-meeting-incident <p> BRISTOL &mdash; A vibrant community discussion about public input in Bristol municipal government has grown out of <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201111bristol-chairman-silences-citizen">an incident last month</a>, when acting Bristol Planning Commission Chair Chico Martin refused to accept public comments from resident John &ldquo;Slim&rdquo; Pickens.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10162">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112planners-bristol-regroup-after-open-meeting-incident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission open meeting Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:00:10 +0000 Andrew Stein 10162 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol puts extraction zone back on table http://addisonindependent.com/201112bristol-puts-extraction-zone-back-table <p> BRISTOL &mdash; A land-use zone prohibiting resource extraction is one of the central elements of the Bristol Planning Commission&rsquo;s proposed town plan update. Due to this zone&rsquo;s importance and a recent discrepancy over its exact boundaries, the commission this week decided to revisit this part of the plan at a special meeting on Jan. 3.</p> <p> Acting Chair Chico Martin explained at Tuesday&rsquo;s commission meeting that this was possible because the town plan had not yet been presented to the selectboard for its review.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10161">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112bristol-puts-extraction-zone-back-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:00:08 +0000 Andrew Stein 10161 at http://addisonindependent.com Ex-Bristol planning chair reflects on term, resignation http://addisonindependent.com/201112ex-bristol-planning-chair-reflects-term-resignation <p class="Bodycopy"> BRISTOL &mdash; When chairman Tom Wells resigned his position on the Bristol Planning Commission last Wednesday after eight years serving on the commission and four years heading it, the decision didn&rsquo;t come as a big surprise to the selectboard.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> According to selectboard Chair Joel Bouvier, Wells indicated in early October he&rsquo;d likely have trouble fulfilling his planning commission duties due to an increased workload as an attorney.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10120">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112ex-bristol-planning-chair-reflects-term-resignation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission Mon, 05 Dec 2011 18:00:04 +0000 Andrew Stein 10120 at http://addisonindependent.com