Development Review Board

DRB 2019 Schedule

DUTIES

The Waitsfield Development Review Board was established in 2007 by a resolution that transferred the development review functions of both the Planning Commission and the former Zoning Board of Adjustment to the new DRB.  The DRB’s responsibilities are laid out in both the Vermont State Statutes, the Waitsfield Zoning Bylaws, and the Waitsfield Subdivision Regulations.

The DRB performs an important and difficult job, which is carried out by volunteers appointed by the Selectboard.  It is through this review of individual applications that the community’s vision, goals, policies, and priorities–as expressed in the Waitsfield Town Plan and codified in our development regulations–are implemented.  At the same time, DRB members and others participating in the process must respect due process, the rights of applicants, and the rights of the public to participate.

The DRB has the following duties (see 24 V.S.A. Section 4460):

(1) Review of right-of-way or easement for land development without frontage as authorized in 24 V.S.A. 4412(3); (2) Review of land development or use within an historic district or with respect to historic landmarks as authorized in 24 V.S.A. 4414(1)(F)
(3) Review of land development or use within a design control district as authorized in 24 V.S. A. 4414(1)(E);
(4) Review of proposed conditional uses as authorized in 24 V.S. A. 4414(3);
(5) Review of planned unit developments as authorized in 24 V.S.A. 4417;
(6) Review of requests for waivers as authorized in 24 V.S.A. 4414(9);
(7) Site plan review as authorized in 24 V.S.A. 4416;
(8) Review of proposed subdivisions as authorized in 24 V.S.A. 4418;
(9) Review of wireless telecommunications facilities as authorized in 24 V.S.A. 4414(12);
(10) Appeals from a decision of the administrative officer pursuant to 24 V.S.A. 4465;
(11) Review of requests for variances pursuant to 24 V.S.A. 4469; and
(12) Any other reviews required by the bylaws.

MEMBERS & TERMS INFORMATION

DRB members are appointed for three-year terms, including the Alternate positions.  The initial terms were staggered so that no more than three positions will expire at any one time.

The role of the Alternate is to help ensure a quorum can be maintained by participating in the review of matters when a quorum can not be maintained, such as due the absence or refusal of four or more members.  Alternates who sit on the review of a matter are expected to remain involved through its conclusion.

MEETINGS

The DRB meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 7:00 PM, at the Waitsfield Town Office. Members are urged to let staff know as early as possible if they will be unable to attend a scheduled meeting so arrangements can be made to ensure a quorum.

Agendas and Minutes

RECENT DECISIONS

Lawsons_#3796-CU-C_and_#SUB_7-11_Final_PDF

Mavis PRD SPR recs 08-10-18 final

M5 child care #3833-CU final PDF

Mavis gravel extraction #3827-CU final PDF

Watermark brewery #3831-CU final PDF

Path extension #3830-CU final PDF

Worthy Burger seats #3829-CU final PDF

Mad Taco change use #3828-CU final PDF

Spaulding addition #3823-CU final PDF

MRGSC retail #3824-CU final PDF

Backus addition #3818-CU final PDF

Goodman garage #3807-CU final PDF

DR Invest yoga #3813-CU final pDF

Rec District pavilion #3814-CU final PDF

DR Invest optometrist #3808-CU final PDF

Yestermorrow woodsheds #3809-CU final PDF

Wilder Farm carport #3797-CU final PDF

Glentoran studio #3804-CU final PDF

Yestermorrow roof #3801-CU final PDF

Lawson’s revisions #3796-CU and #SUB 17-11 PUD final PDF

Clear Water addition #3791-CU final PDF

WCC expansion #3795-CU final PDF

Uris change in use #3779-CU final PDF

Glentoran juice bar #3780-CU final PDF

Garden Center sign #3776-CU final PDF

Alberghini FINAL plan review #SUB 17-08 final PDF

Sabochick garage #3768-CU final PDF

Wilson deck #3760-CU final PDF

DeFreest acc dwl #3759-CU final PDF

Mad River Park fields #3751-CU and #SUB 17-06 final PDF

Saffan parking #SUB 17-05 & #3750-CU final PDF

Raylar roof #3748-CU final PDF

Mad Taco change use #3741-CU final PDF

Gumbo Group change in use #3749-CU final PDF

Lawson’s reconsideration #3734-CU-R & #SUB 17-01 PUD-R final PDF

Dugway Holdings addition #3743-CU final PDF

Lawson’s #3734-CU & SUB 17-01 PUD final PDF

Tardiff FINAL plan review #SUB 17-03 final PDF

Lovett Park #3729-CU final PDF

Food Hub #3731-CU final PDF

Round Barn shed #3730-CU final PDF

Hammersmith Appeal #3732 final PDF

Gardner SPR recs 12-02-16 final

Glentoran roof #3724-CU final PDF

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boynton-cupola-3719-cu-final-pdf

birdy-roaster-3720-cu-final-pdf

carpenter-acc-dwl-3721-cu-final-pdf

carpenter-final-plan-review-sub-16-07-final-pdf

mrgsc-fence-3718-cu-final-pdf

town-offices-parking-3715-cu-final-pdf

ucc-addition-3717-cu-final-pdf

buczkowski-final-plan-review-sub-16-04-final-pdf

cook-final-plan-review-sub-16-03-final-pdf

lowe-garage-3709-cu-final-pdf

tardiff-final-plan-review-sub-16-02-final-pdf

spring-hill-school-3700-cu-final-pdf

soca-change-in-use-3701-cu-final-pdf

sellers-addition-3667-cu-b-final-pdf

covered-bridge-3670-cu-final-pdf

saffan-tree-clearing-3695-cu-final-pdf

vg-gas-canopy-3685-cu-final-pdf

mad-river-park-excavation-3684-cu-final-pdf

lareau-barn-staging-3674-cu-final-pdf

town-staging-areas-3682-cu-final-pdf

garden-center-greenhouse-shed-3683-cu-final-pdf

true-north-tech-corrections-3671-cu-r-final-pdf

ZONING BYLAWS

waitsfield_zoning_bylaw_final_adopted_2016

LINKS

Town Documents

Waitsfield Zoning Bylaws
Waitsfield Subdivision Regulations
Waitsfield Town Plan

Sources for Technical Support

Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Vermont Planning Information Center
Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission

Legal & Legislative

Changes to Chapter 117 (Act 115)
Vermont Statutes On-line: Title 24 Chapter 117

APPLICATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENT TO CONDITIONAL USE APPROVALS

Blue Stone #3766-AA packet

Contact

Planning & Zoning Administrator

Christopher Damiani

Waitsfield Town Office
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone: (802) 496-2218 x4
E-mail: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday- Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM or by appointment

Member

Gib Geiger

Appointed: March 2017
Term Expires: March 2020

Member

Michael Kingsbury

Appointed: March 2018
Term Expires: March 2021

Member

John Donaldson

Appointed: March 2016
Term Expires: March 2019

Member

Rudy Polwin

Appointed: March 2017
Term Expires: March 2020

Member

Chris Jernigan

Appointed: March 2016
Term Expires: March 2019

Alternate Member

VACANT

Appointed: March 2018
Term Expires: March 2021

Chair

Chris Cook

Appointed: March 2018
Term Expires: March 2021

Vice Chair

Brian Shupe

Appointed: March 2016
Term Expires: March 2019

Alternate Member

Eleanor D’Aponte

Appointed: March 2016
Term Expires: March 2019