Planning Commission

 

Agenda Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Latham Library

7:15      1. Meeting Called To Order 2.  Public Comment

         3. Review of the minutes from the 2/21/17 hearing          4. Selectboard Report 7:30     

5.  Town Plan                 a. Next Steps     Follow up from last meeting                        

9:15      6. Other Business – 

                Adjourn

Agenda items will be taken in order, subject to change.

 

Planning Commission

The Thetford Planning Commission currently consists of seven or more members appointed by the Selectboard. The duties of the Planning Commission are set forth in Title 24, Section 4325 of the laws of the State of Vermont. These include preparing and amending the Town Plan, zoning bylaws, and subdivision regulations, and undertaking studies and making recommendations on matters of land development.

Please note that there are vacant seats on the commission, and we encourage town residents who are interested in helping to shape the future course of commercial and residential development in Thetford to visit any of our warned meetings to see if they might consider becoming members. See below for times and contact details.

The Planning Commission is now working on revisions to both the Town Plan and the subdivision regulations. The current Town Plan was originally adopted in 2007 and then readopted in 2012 with no changes other than the adoption date. You can download the current Town Plan document file from the Town Documents Page.

At this stage in the Town Plan process, we have completed an approved draft for public review and have held a public hearing (in two sessions, on August 16, 2016 and September 20, 2016). We are now in the process of discussing and deciding on all of the comments collected at the hearing, at warned meetings, and through emails and letters. The comment resolution document, containing all of the comments and the Commission’s proposed resolution for each one, will be posted on this page as soon as possible and updated regularly.

The draft Town Plan is still available for downloading below (and also from the Town home page and the Town Documents page). This is not a high resolution file, so photos and images may appear blurry when printed, particularly the maps in the appendix. For those of you who wish to study the maps closely, you can download a high-resolution file separately, using the second link below. Printed copies are available from the Town Clerk’s office. You are still welcome to submit comments via email, USPS, or at any regular meeting.

New Town Plan Approved Draft, Maps, and Proposed Land Use District Changes for Review

The draft of the proposed Town Plan linked below contains the approved content for the warned hearing. The full draft is 10 Mbytes but the maps are low resolution. The separate high-resolution map file is 9 Mbytes. Both files are in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open). Click on the filenames to download. In addition, there are three PDF files describing proposed changes to the Post Mills and Thetford Hill Zoning Districts, respectively. The first two files are each about 6 Mbytes; they include before-and-after maps to help illustrate what parts of each village would be changed. The third file (only 94 kbytes), is a table of land uses, showing which are permitted, conditional, or non-allowed in each of the Town’s zoning districts, including the newly proposed Neighborhood Residential District. A complete description of the types of uses and development currently allowed and not allowed in each of Thetford’s zoning districts is given in Thetford’s Zoning Bylaw, available on the Town Documents Page.

Thetford_Town_Plan_2016_DRAFT

Thetford Town Plan Maps from 2016 DRAFT

Post Mills Zoning Proposal – map&description

Thetford Hill Zoning Proposal – map&description

Land Use Table with newly proposed NR district

Please send comments and suggestions to either the Planning Commission Clerk, Dean Whitlock (boatman@deanwhitlock.com), or the Planning Commission Chair, Kevin O’Hara (Kevin@oharagercke.com). You are also welcome to attend any of our regular warned meetings, at 7:15 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month in the Town Hall. Public Comment is always the first item on the agenda.

Hours and Contact Information

The Planning Commission does not have an office or office hours. Written information may be directed to the Planning Commission by sending it to the Thetford Town Hall. The clerk’s office will refer it to the zoning office, where the Planning Commission has a box. You may send emails to the Planning Commission Clerk, Dean Whitlock (boatman@deanwhitlock.com).

The Planning Commission has regularly scheduled meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of the month, at 7:15 p.m. in the meeting room of Town Hall. These meetings are open to the public.

For specific forms for development and construction see the Zoning section of the town website.

The chair of the Planning Commission is Kevin O’Hara.

Kevin@oharagercke.com

The Town of Thetford is a member of the Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission
www.trorc.org

 

Useful Planning Documents:

2015-Town-Plan-Comments-1 Comments (A PDF document)

CommentResolution Zoning Jan2011

CommentResolution.Telecom.2008

CommentResolution.FloodPlain.2008

Village_Future_Open_House_Dec062011

Rural_Residential_Open_House.Feb072012

General_Issues_Open_House.Oct042011

Energy_Open_House.May012012

eecbg status update 10-2011

Thetford Planning Commission

Agenda

Tuesday, February 21, 2017   Town Offices

7:15      1. Meeting Called To Order

 2.  Public Comment

         3. Review of the minutes from the 2/7/17 hearing

         4. Selectboard Report

7:30      5.  Town Plan                

                  a. Follow up assignments –

                  Follow up from last meeting                        

                      b. Update and discussion – focus on comment resolution document.

                 9:15      6. Other Business – Venue for 3/7/17 meeting as town voting/counting will be

                                   taking place – Latham? 

                Adjourn

Agenda items will be taken in order, subject to change.

 

                     

                     

2017 Planning Commission Minutes
January Jan 3, 2017 Jan 17, 2017
February Feb 7, 2017
March  
2016 Planning Commission Minutes
January Jan 5, 2016 Jan 19, 2016
February Feb 2, 2016 Feb 16, 2016
March Mar 1, 2016 Mar 15, 2016
April Apr 5, 2016 Apr 19, 2016
May May 3, 2016 May 17, 2016
June Jun 7, 2016 Jun 21, 2016
July Jul 19, 2016
August Aug 2, 2016 Aug 16, 2016
September Sep 9, 2016 Sep 20, 2016
October Oct 4, 2016
November Nov 15, 2016
December Dec 6, 2016
2015 Planning Commission Minutes
January Jan 6, 2015 Jan 20, 2015
February Feb 3, 2015 Feb 17, 2015
March Mar 3, 2015 Mar 17, 2015
April Apr 7, 2015 Apr 21, 2015
May  
June Jun 2, 2015 Jun 16, 2015
July Jul 7, 2015 Jul 21, 2015
August Aug 4, 2015 Aug 25, 2015
September Sep 1, 2015 Sep 15, 2015
October Oct 6, 2015 Oct 20, 2015
November Nov 3, 2015 Nov 17, 2015
December Dec 15, 2015
2014 Planning Commission Minutes
January Jan 7, 2014 Jan 21, 2014
February Feb 4, 2014 Feb 18, 2014
March Mar 4, 2014 Mar 18, 2014
April Apr 1, 2014 Apr 15, 2014
May May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014
June Jun 3, 2014 Jun 17, 2014
July Jul 15, 2014
August Aug 5, 2014 Aug 19, 2014
September Sep 2, 2014 Sep 16, 2014
October Oct 7, 2014 Oct 21, 2014
November Nov 4, 2014 Nov 18, 2014
December Dec 2, 2014 Dec 16, 2014
2013 Planning Commission Minutes
January Jan 15, 2013
February Feb 5, 2013 Feb 19, 2013
March Mar 5, 2013
April Apr 2, 2013 Apr 16, 2013
May May 7, 2013 May 21, 2013
June Jun 4, 2013 Jun 18, 2013
July Jul 2, 2013 Jul 16, 2013
August Aug 6, 2013 Aug 20, 2013
September Sep 3, 2013 Sep 17, 2013
October Oct 1, 2013 Oct 15, 2013
November Nov 5, 2013 Nov 19, 2013
December Dec 3, 2013 Dec 17, 2013
2012 Planning Commission Minutes
January Jan 17, 2012
February Feb 7, 2012 Feb 21, 2012
March Mar 30, 2012
April Apr 17, 2012
May May 15, 2012
June Jun 5, 2012
July Jul 31, 2012
August  
September Sep 4, 2012
October Oct 2, 2012
November Nov 6, 2012 Nov 20, 2012
December Dec 4, 2012 Dec 18, 2012
2011 Planning Commission Minutes
January Jan 4, 2011
February Feb 1, 2011 Feb 15, 2011
March  
April Apr 19, 2011
May May 3, 2011
June Jun 7, 2011 Jun 21, 2011
July Jul 5, 2011 Jul 19, 2011
August Aug 2, 2011 Aug 16, 2011
September Sep 6, 2011 Sep 20, 2011
October Oct 4, 2011
November  
December Dec 6, 2011 Dec 20, 2011
2010 Planning Commission Minutes
January Jan 10, 2010
February Feb 2, 2010 Feb 16, 2010
March Mar 2, 2010 Mar 16, 2010
April Apr 6, 2010 Apr 20, 2010 Apr 21, 2010
May May 4, 2010 May 18, 2010
June Jun 1, 2010 Jun 15, 2010 Jun 29, 2010
July Jul 6, 2010 Jul 20, 2010
August Aug 3, 2010 Aug 17, 2010 Aug 31, 2010
September Sep 7, 2010 Sep 21, 2010
October Oct 5, 2010 Oct 19, 2010
November Nov 2, 2010 Nov 16, 2010 Nov 20, 2010
December Dec 7, 2010
2009 Planning Commission Minutes
January Jan 6, 2009 Jan 20, 2009
February Feb 3, 2009
March Mar 3, 2009 Mar 17, 2009
April Apr 7, 2009
May May 5, 2009 May 19, 2009
June Jun 2, 2009 Jun 30, 2009
July Jul 8, 2009 Jul 21, 2009
August Aug 4, 2009 Aug 18, 2009
September Sep 1, 2009 Sep 15, 2009
October Oct 6, 2009 Oct 20, 2009
November Nov 17, 2009
December Dec 1, 2009 Dec 15, 2009
2008 Planning Commission Minutes
January Jan 15, 2008
February Feb 5, 2008 Feb 19, 2008
March Mar 4, 2008 Mar 18, 2008
April Apr 1, 2008 Apr 15, 2008
May May 6, 2008 May 20, 2008
June Jun 3, 2008 Jun 17, 2008
July Jul 1, 2008 Jul 15, 2008
August Aug 5, 2008 Aug 19, 2008
September Sep 16, 2008
October Oct 7, 2008 Oct 21, 2008
November Nov 4, 2008 Nov 18, 2008
December Dec 2, 2008 Dec 16, 2008
2007 Planning Commission Minutes
January Jan 2, 2007 Jan 16, 2007
February Feb 7, 2007 Feb 20, 2007
March Mar 6, 2007 Mar 20, 2007
April Apr 3, 2007
May May 1, 2007
June Jun 19, 2007
July  
August Aug 7, 2007 Aug 21, 2007
September Sep 4, 2007 Sep 18, 2007
October Oct 2, 2007 Oct 16, 2007
November Nov 6, 2007 Nov 20, 2007
December Dec 4, 2007 Dec 6, 2007 Dec 18, 2007
2006 Planning Commission Minutes
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May  
June  
July  
August  
September  
October  
November  
December Dec 6, 2006