Join our Zoning Administrators Roundtable

Zoning Administrators Roundtable

Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission

12.03.19  9:00 to 11:00 am

Location:  CVRPC Offices, 29 Main Street, Suite 4

Refreshments will be provided

RSVP’s appreciated, email




9:00 am        Welcome and Introductions


9:20 am         ZA Best Practices, Statutory Updates and Ideas for Administration

Presentation designed to spark discussion covering a variety of topics including:

customer service + public education

achieve requirements + maintaining permit records

covering your costs + changes to filing fees

signs + new allowances

approaches to emerging issues (tiny homes, short term rentals…)

managing zoning changes + incremental changes


10:30 am      General Roundtable Discussion

Opportunity to ask questions and share ideas on any zoning administration topic





Persons with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to participate in

programs or activities are encouraged to contact Nancy Chartrand at 802-229-0389 or at least 3 business days prior to the meeting

for which services are requested .

Vulnerability Public Meetings-Stevens Branch Watershed

Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission has been working in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the municipalities of Barre City, Barre Town, Berlin, Northfield, Orange, Plainfield, Washington and Williamstown to inventory bridges, culverts, and road embankments in the Steven’s Branch watershed that are vulnerable to damage from flood inundation, erosion, and deposition.

We are now ready to present the vulnerability data to these municipalities. Two separate public meetings will be held on November 19th. 1) 1:00 pm @ Barre City Alumni Hall – 3rd floor (20 Auditorium Hill – Barre). 2) 5:30 pm @ Orange Town Hall (392 US Route 302 – Orange).

We hope you can join us.

Northfield Smart Commute Survey 2019

The Northfield Energy Committee is collecting information on how people living in Northfield or commuting to and from Northfield use transportation. Survey results will inform the Committee’s work to encourage more efficient and affordable transportation options.  The survey asks questions about what might motivate ride sharing and other efficient transportation options (bike, walk, bus, or carpool). The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Individuals who take the survey by November 30, 2019 have a chance to win a prize. The winner will be announced after the survey closes. The survey link is: