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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Barre City Hall closed to the public at the close of business on Thursday, March 19, 2020. City Hall remains closed except for appointments in the Clerk's office only for land records research.


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).

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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 2023

Thomas Lauzon

term expires June 2023

David Sichel, Vice Chair
term expires June 2022

Amanda Gustin
term expires June 2023

Rachel Rudi
term expires June 2023

term expires June 2022

Jackie Calder
term expires June 2023




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