The Planning Commission is a board of nine members, each serving a three-year term. Three members are elected each year. The Planning Commission is responsible for development of the Town Plan, drafting town zoning bylaws, and effectively guiding East Montpelier forward. Zoning bylaws combine our Town Plan with state land use and development statutes to standardize the permitting process. Starting in 2012, Planning Commission members receive an annual stipend.

2016 PC Rules of Procedure

The Town recently received a 2016 Municipal Planning Grant from the state. The Planning Commission will use this grant to develop a master plan for East Montpelier Village. The grant documents can be seen here:

2016 MPG Application
2016 MPG Budget Plan
2016 MPG Executed Grant Agreement (summary and signature page)
2016 MPG Grant Agreement (full)
2016 MPG CVRPC EM Executed Agreement

You can follow the EM Village Master Plan development process on the EM Village page:

East Montpelier Village

The PC is constantly in the process of reviewing and updating the East Montpelier Land Use & Development Regulations. You can follow along with potential amendments elsewhere on this site in the “Proposed Zoning Regulation Amendment” section toward the bottom of the following page:

East Montpelier Planning & Zoning Documents

In 2015 the PC completed work on a major revision to the town’s flood hazard area regulations that was eventually adopted by the EM Selectboard on November 30, 2015. A separate page on this site has been set up to provide information on this revision:

East Montpelier Flood Hazard Information

The PC meets at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Office on the first and third Thursday of every month. The most recent agendas may be viewed here:

2017 PC Agendas

January 5, 2017 PC Agenda
January 19, 2017 PC Agenda
February 2, 2017 PC Agenda
February 16, 2017 PC Agenda
March 2, 2017 PC Agenda
March 16, 2017 PC Agenda
April 6, 2017 PC Agenda
April 20, 2017 PC Agenda

2016 PC Agendas

January 7, 2016 PC Agenda
January 21, 2016 PC Agenda
February 4, 2016 PC Agenda
February 18, 2016 PC Agenda
March 3, 2016 PC Agenda
March 17, 2016 PC Agenda
April 7, 2016 PC Agenda
April 21, 2016 PC Agenda
May 5, 2016 PC Agenda
May 19, 2016 PC Agenda
June 2, 2016 PC Agenda
June 16, 2016 PC Agenda
July 7, 2016 PC Agenda
July 7, 2016 Revised PC Agenda
July 21, 2016 Village Planning Open House Notice July 21, 2016 PC Agenda
August 4, 2016 PC Agenda
September 1, 2016 PC Agenda
September 15, 2016 PC Agenda
October 6, 2016 PC Agenda
October 20, 2016 PC Agenda
November 3, 2016 PC Agenda
November 17, 2016 PC Agenda
December 1, 2016 PC Agenda
December 15, 2016 PC Agenda

2015 PC Agendas

January 8, 2015 PC Agenda
January 15, 2015 PC Agenda
February 5, 2015 PC Agenda
February 19, 2015 PC Agenda
March 5, 2015 PC Agenda
March 19, 2015 PC Agenda
April 2, 2015 PC Agenda
April 16, 2015 PC Agenda
May 7, 2015 PC LUDR Amendments Hearing Notice May 7, 2015 PC Agenda
May 21, 2015 PC Agenda
June 4, 2015 PC Agenda
June 18, 2015 PC Agenda
July 2, 2015 PC Agenda
July 16, 2015 PC Agenda
September 3, 2015 PC Agenda
September 17, 2015 PC Agenda
October 1, 2015 PC Agenda
October 15, 2015 PC Agenda
November 5, 2015 PC Agenda
November 19, 2015 PC Agenda
December 3, 2015 PC Agenda

2014 PC Agendas

January 2, 2014 PC Agenda
January 16, 2014 PC Agenda
February 6, 2014 PC Agenda
February 20, 2014 PC Agenda
March 6, 2014 PC Agenda
March 20, 2014 PC Agenda
April 3, 2014 PC Agenda
April 17, 2014 PC Agenda
May 1, 2014 PC Agenda
May 15, 2014 PC Agenda
June 5, 2014 PC Hearing Notice June 5, 2014 PC Agenda
June 19, 2014 PC Agenda
July 10, 2014 PC Agenda
July 17, 2014 PC Agenda
August 7, 2014 PC Agenda
August 21, 2014 PC Notice
September 4, 2014 PC Agenda
September 18, 2014 PC Notice September 18, 2014 PC Agenda
October 2, 2014 PC Agenda
October 16, 2014 PC Agenda
November 6, 2014 PC Agenda
November 20, 2014 PC Agenda
December 4, 2014 PC Agenda
December 18, 2014 PC Agenda

2013 PC Agendas

November 21, 2013 PC Agenda
December 5, 2013 PC Agenda
December 19, 2013 PC Agenda

Planning Commission minutes are available elsewhere on this site: Planning Commission Minutes

2015 PC Rules of Procedure

Jean Vissering, Chair
jeanviss@attglobal.net
(802) 223-3262

Julie Potter, Vice-chair
julianapotter@yahoo.com
(802) 262-6119

Kim Watson
Scott Hess
Mark Lane
Jack Pauly
Norman Hill
Jay Stewart
Ray Stout