Enhanced Consultations for Town Planning

Enhanced Consultation: CVRPC is currently engaged in an enhanced consultation process that involves planning commissioners, select board members, town staff, and CVRPC staff. This process includes a review of municipal plans in which, per Agency requirements, we must use greater scrutiny with regard to consistency with State planning goals and conformance with the requirements of a municipal plan. Staff will provide towns with recommendations on how their plan is or is not consistent with State planning goals and how it can “make substantial progress” toward meeting those goals. If your community is in the process of revising its town plan or is planning to do so in the near future, now is the time to have us conduct an enhanced consultation. Moretown, Berlin, Fayston, Waitsfield, and Warren completed the enhanced consultation process in May. Staff is currently working with Cabot, Plainfield and Washington. Staff has provided significant assistance to towns regarding the newly required economic development element and the energy element of a municipal plan. For more information, please contact Jen Mojo at Mojo@cvregion.com or Jackie Cassino at Cassino@cvregion.com