The Barre City Planning Commission is working with Place Sense on a comprehensive review and update of the city's zoning ordinance and map.
If you have applied for a zoning permit or other development approval in Barre City, please take a few minutes to answer some questions about your experience and satisfaction with the zoning ordinance and permitting process.
The Planning Commission is made up of seven members appointed by the City Council. Responsibilities of the Barre City Planning Commission include:
- Municipal Plan: Prepare a Municipal plan and amendments to the Municipal plan for consideration by the legislative body, and review any amendments initiated by others;
- Land Use Regulations: Prepare and present to the legislative body proposed by-laws and amendments and make recommendations about adoption of citizen initiated amendments.
- Studies: Undertake capacity studies and make recommendations on matters of land development, urban renewal, transportation, economic and social development, urban beautification and design improvements, historic and scenic preservation, the conservation of energy and the development of renewable energy resources and wetland protection.
The Planning Commission normally meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month (with sometimes a more limited schedule in July and August) at 6:30PM in Council Chambers.
Current members include:
- Jackie Calder, Chair
- David Sichel
- James Hart, III
- Michael Hellien
- Nancy Wolfe
Councilor Michael Smith serves as the Planning Commission Council Liaison.
Correspondence to the Commission should be directed to:
c/o Planning and Zoning Department
6 N Main St Ste 7
Barre VT 05641