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planning commission http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/428/all en New Haven planning commission talks solar reform http://addisonindependent.com/201412new-haven-planning-commission-talks-solar-reform <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; As the Public Service Board approves hundreds of solar projects in the state each year, ranging from rooftop installations to multi-acre arrays, the state has an interest in ensuring that projects are cleaned up after they are decommissioned.</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/27386">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412new-haven-planning-commission-talks-solar-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven decommissioning fund New Haven Peterson planning commission Public Service Board solar SunCommon Walsh Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:33:39 +0000 Zach Despart 27386 at http://addisonindependent.com Towns debate role of solar, legislators consider Act 248 reform http://addisonindependent.com/201410towns-debate-role-solar-legislators-consider-act-248-reform <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; As towns in Addison County field proposals for new solar power arrays, town officials and area legislators say they&rsquo;d like to see communities have more influence over where projects can be sited, and how large they can be.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26240">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410towns-debate-role-solar-legislators-consider-act-248-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Act 248 array Ayer Bray Featured New Haven planning commission Smith solar solar energy SunCommon Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:33:57 +0000 Zach Despart 26240 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury drafts surveys to evaluate housing market http://addisonindependent.com/201405middlebury-drafts-surveys-evaluate-housing-market <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury Planning Commission will be circulating two new surveys to better discern, and help solve, the obstacles that young families are finding as they look for housing in the community.</span></p> <p> At issue are two, seven-question surveys drafted by the commission&rsquo;s housing subcommittee. One of the surveys will be distributed to people who have purchased homes in Middlebury within the past year and a half, according to Town Planner Eric Blair.</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/23259">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405middlebury-drafts-surveys-evaluate-housing-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury housing planning commission survey Mon, 12 May 2014 12:26:17 +0000 Zach Despart 23259 at http://addisonindependent.com Vergennes residents offered chance to help plan city's future http://addisonindependent.com/201403vergennes-residents-offered-help-plan-citys-future <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes-area residents will have a rare chance to help shape their community&rsquo;s future on Tuesday, when the Vermont Council on Rural Development will host a dinner at St. Peter&rsquo;s Church and nine workshops at the Bixby Library and Vergennes Opera House.</span></p> <p> Among those who will be on hand to help with the planning will be at least 30 federal, state, business and nonprofit leaders, including the top officials in several Vermont state agencies.</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/22158">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403vergennes-residents-offered-help-plan-citys-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes City council city planning planning commission vergennes Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:14:28 +0000 Zach Despart 22158 at http://addisonindependent.com Weston resigns from planning commission http://addisonindependent.com/201402weston-resigns-planning-commission <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRISTOL &mdash; A member of the Bristol Planning Commission resigned abruptly during a meeting Feb. 18. Longtime commission member Ken Weston handed a letter of resignation to his colleagues shortly after the meeting began.</span></p> <p> Nine minutes into the meeting, during debate about the Bristol Cohousing Project, Weston handed a letter to chair Chico Marin.</p> <p> &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t take part in this discussion any longer,&rdquo; Weston said.</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/21875">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402weston-resigns-planning-commission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol planning commission Weston Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:37:11 +0000 Zach Despart 21875 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol planners OK one firehouse site, reject the other http://addisonindependent.com/201312bristol-planners-ok-one-firehouse-site-reject-other <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol Planning Commission on Tuesday took a look at the final two proposed sites for a new firehouse and determined that one aligns with the town plan and the other does not.</span></p> <p> Commissioners voted for the West Street site, and against the North Street site.</p> <p> The group was not comparing the two sites against each other, but rather evaluating each individually according to their adherence to the Bristol Town Plan. Only the selectboard has the power to choose a site.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20709">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201312bristol-planners-ok-one-firehouse-site-reject-other" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol Featured firehouse planning commission Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:43:09 +0000 Zach Despart 20709 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol public to review new town plan http://addisonindependent.com/201205bristol-public-review-new-town-plan <p> BRISTOL &mdash; On Monday, May 14, the Bristol selectboard will hold its first public hearing on the new draft of the town plan. Before the draft can be presented to voters, the selectboard &mdash; by state law &mdash; must hold two public hearings without altering the plan. The hearing is at 7 p.m. at Holley Hall.</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/11766">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205bristol-public-review-new-town-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol planning commission town plan Thu, 10 May 2012 20:56:52 +0000 Andrew Stein 11766 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 OKs extraction zone maps http://addisonindependent.com/201202bristol-oks-extraction-zone-maps <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10849" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201202bristol-oks-extraction-zone-maps"><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. </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; With roughly 15 visitors scrutinizing their every move, Bristol planners at a Tuesday meeting approved two maps for the land-use section of the new town plan that indicate where gravel extraction would be prohibited in town.</p> <p> Members of the Bristol Planning Commission hope this will resolve an issue that has long divided the town and enable them to put an updated town plan to voters in November.</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/10924">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201202bristol-oks-extraction-zone-maps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol extraction Featured planning commission Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:29:07 +0000 Andrew Stein 10924 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton to vote on new planning, zoning rules http://addisonindependent.com/201202monkton-vote-new-planning-zoning-rules <p> MONKTON &mdash; Monkton voters will decide the fate of a new unified planning document via Australian ballot at the Monkton Town Hall next Thursday, Feb. 23. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.</p> <p> In the works for more than two years, the proposed zoning bylaws, if adopted, would be the first zoning regulations enacted in Monkton since 1986.</p> <p> &nbsp;Detailed in a report by the town planning commission, the primary reasons for the new bylaws are to:</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/10853">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201202monkton-vote-new-planning-zoning-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton planning commission zoning Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:30:04 +0000 Andrew Stein 10853 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol residents discuss plan update at hearing http://addisonindependent.com/201109bristol-residents-discuss-plan-update-hearing <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Bristol townspeople voiced concerns over a proposed town plan update at a Tuesday public hearing, where they prodded the planning commission to add more information to the plan about extraction in the conservation area and ambiguous wording in crucial sections of the document while raising other issues that could impede the plan&rsquo;s adoption.</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/9298">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201109bristol-residents-discuss-plan-update-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol extraction plan planning commission Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:00:25 +0000 Andrew Stein 9298 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol planners gear up for September public hearing http://addisonindependent.com/201108bristol-planners-gear-september-public-hearing <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol Planning Commission held a productive work session at their Tuesday meeting, according to Chairman Tom Wells, moving through the proposed town plan update for the last time before issuing a warning for a Sept. 20 public hearing on the plan.</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/8878">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201108bristol-planners-gear-september-public-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol planning commission public hearing Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:00:22 +0000 Andrew Stein 8878 at http://addisonindependent.com Planner explains new Bristol town plan draft http://addisonindependent.com/201107planner-explains-new-bristol-town-plan-draft <p> BRISTOL &mdash; <i>After months of changes to the town plan update, the Bristol Planning Commission unveiled its latest draft last week. In response to the draft and its editing process, the </i>Independent&nbsp; <i>has received numerous questions and concerns. To try and clear up several issues, reporter Andrew Stein met with planning commission Chairman Tom Wells after the planners&rsquo; Tuesday, July 12, meeting. Here&rsquo;s what Wells had to say.</i></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/8545">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201107planner-explains-new-bristol-town-plan-draft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol planning commission town plan Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:00:23 +0000 Andrew Stein 8545 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol planning commission eyes Sept. 20 public hearing http://addisonindependent.com/201107bristol-planning-commission-eyes-sept-20-public-hearing <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol Planning Commission moved quickly through the new town draft at its Tuesday meeting where planners came to consensus on language, data and formatting used in sections one through 11.</p> <p class="Bodycopy" style=""> During the session there was little debate and public comments were few, but the planners decided to aim for a Sept. 20 public hearing to gather input on the new town plan draft.</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/8547">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201107bristol-planning-commission-eyes-sept-20-public-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol planning commission Thu, 14 Jul 2011 16:00:21 +0000 Andrew Stein 8547 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol residents challenge planners http://addisonindependent.com/201105bristol-residents-challenge-planners <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; At a meeting of the Bristol Planning Commission Tuesday evening, a large crowd of Bristol residents sought clarity from commissioners on several parts of the draft 120-page town plan update &mdash; particularly with regard to specifics on the Conservation Zone.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7817">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201105bristol-residents-challenge-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol planning commission town plan Thu, 05 May 2011 18:00:30 +0000 Andrew Stein 7817 at http://addisonindependent.com