The Winooski Planning Commission and Development Review Board are looking for new members! Serving on a Winooski board or commission is an excellent way to get involved in the public process. These volunteer positions offer many opportunities to provide your expertise as an engaged community member and help make important community decisions on a monthly basis.
The Planning Commission is responsible for setting out land use and development policies for the City, as adopted by the City Council. Vermont statute lays out broad policies; these are tailored locally in each community. The Municipal Development Plan is the land use policy document for the City and is implemented through the Unified Land Use Regulations Both Plan and Ordinance are work-products of the Commission. The Winooski Planning Commission meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
The Development Review Board (DRB) is a quasi-judicial volunteer resident board that upholds the standards and procedures defined in the Winooski Zoning Ordinance. The DRB reviews and makes decisions on subdivisions, site plans, conditional uses, variances, and appeals of the Zoning Administrator’s determinations. The DRB has authority through Vermont State Statute Vermont Statute 24 VSA Chapter 117 and ensures due process, protects the rights of applicants, and rights of the public to participate in proposals for land development within the City. The DRB meets on the 3rd Thursday of the Month (as-needed basis).
Questions regarding the Planning Commission or Development Review Board can be sent to Eric Vorwald, Planning and Zoning Manager: 802 655 6410 / email@example.com