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Barre City Planning Commission

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Barre City Hall is closing to the public at the close of business on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

We will, at some point resume meeting, and will await such time as direction by the City's Emergency Management Director, City Council and the Mayor, and the City Manager.  During this time, please read the draft Municipal Plan and send us comments.

 The role of the Planning Commission is to provide leadership and long-term perspective on community planning matters. This involves public outreach and feedback including holding public hearings, conducting surveys, holding forums, and educating the community about issues facing the City of Barre. The Planning Commission is a policy board that works collaboratively with the community, other municipal boards, and regional/state partners to help define and achieve the City of Barre’s vision as expressed in the City's Municipal Plan. The principal responsibility of the Planning Commission is to prepare and amend the Municipal Plan and the land use regulations (e.g., Zoning Regulations, Subdivision Regulations, Official Map).

Regular Meetings:


The Barre City Planning Commission is a seven member board, appointed by the City Council, with members serving three-year terms.  The Planning Commission adopted their amended Rules of Procedure on September 26, 2019.

Current Members are:

Michael Hellein, Chair
term expires June 2020

James Hart, III, Vice-Chair
term expires June 2020

David Sichel
term expires June 2022

Jackie Calder
term expires June 2020

Rachel Rudi
term expires June 2020

Rick Badem
term expires June 2020

term expires June 2022


Correspondence to the Commission should be directed to:

The Barre City Planning Commission
c/o Janet E. Shatney, Director
Planning, Permitting, & Assessing Services
6 North Main St. Ste 7
Barre, VT 05641