Planning Commission & Zoning Board

Under Vermont state law the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board are two seperate municipal boards serving two seperate functions. A Town can, and Barnet has, however, elected to cause the members of its Planning Commission to serve also as the members of its Zoning Board. Therefore, although this group serves two distinct functions, it is in practice one board. As the Planning Commission it primarily serves to prepare a municipal plan, and amendments thereto, and to prepare zoning bylaws, and amendments thereto. As the Zoning Board it primarily hears appeals from the decisions of the Zoning Administrative Officer, and grants or denies variances.

  • Members (for detailed listing, including contact information and term expiration, see municipal directory):
    • Dennis McLam, Chair
    • Mark Bowen
    • George Pierce
    • William Biddle, Vice Chair
    • Kathleen Crown
    • Shane Stevenson
    • Benjamin Adams
    • Gary Briggs
    • Bruce Denio
  •  Zoning Administrative Officer and Secretary for the Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Adjustment: Shirley Warden
    • Mail: 521 Warden Rd, Barnet, VT  05821; Telephone: (802) 633-4993.
  • Meetings: First Tuesday of each month at the Town Clerk’s Office starting at 7:00 P.M.

Planning Commission & Zoning Board news & announcements:

Printable Town Plan
Town Plan Adopted August 10, 2015 (excluding Appendix III – Plan Maps)
Appendix III – Plan Maps: A. Historic Resources of Barnet
Appendix III – Plan Maps: B. Base Map
Appendix III – Plan Maps: C. Land Use/Land Cover Map
Appendix III – Plan Maps: D. Natural Resources Constraints Map
Appendix III – Plan Maps: E. Soils Constraints Map
Appendix III – Plan Maps: F. Zoning Districts – Parcel – Town Properties
Appendix III – Plan Maps: G. River Corridor Map

Printable Zoning Ordinance
Barnet Zoning Ordinance

Printable Zoning Permit Form & Instructions
Questions should be directed to Shirley Warden, Zoning Administrative Officer at 802-633-4993 and mailed to her at 521 Warden Road, Barnet VT. 05821
Zoning Permit Application Instructions
Zoning Permit Application

Transmission Rights-of-Way
Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) has issued a notice regarding how a utility-owned transmission right-of-way may affect your rights to build.
VELCO Rights-of-Way Notice

Planning & Zoning Meetings – Agendas & Minutes
6 June 2017 Regular Hearing/Meeting Notice/Agenda
2 May 2017 Regular Meeting/Hearing Draft Minutes
2 May 2017 Regular Meeting/Hearing Notice/Agenda
4 April 2017 Regular Meeting Approved Minutes
14 March 2017 Regular Meeting/Public Hearing cancelled due to inclement weather. Public hearing scheduled for application of Bruce C. Ellison at 173 Pavillion Lane re-scheduled for 4 April 2017.
7 February 2017 Regular Meeting/Hearing Draft Minutes
7 February 2017 Regular Meeting/Public Hearing Notice/Agenda
3 January 2017 Meeting cancelled – There was not a quorum of members;  there was no meeting/public hearing and no minutes. There will be no Planning Commission/Zoning Board meeting in January 2017. Next meeting February 2017.
3 January 2017 Public Hearing Notice/Agenda
6 December 2016 Meeting cancelled – There will be no Planning Commission/Zoning Board meeting in December 2016. Next meeting 3 January 2017.
1 November 2016 Regular Meeting/Hearing Draft Minutes

1 November 2016 Public Hearing Notice/Agenda

4 October 2016 Public Hearing/Meeting Approved Minutes
4 October 2016 Public Hearing Notice/Agenda
6 September 2016 Meeting cancelled – There will be no Planning Commission/Zoning Board meeting in September 2016. Next meeting 4 October 2016.
2 August 2016 Meeting cancelled – There will be no Planning Commission/Zoning Board meeting in August 2016
5 July 2016 Public Hearing/Meeting Approved Minutes
5 July 2016 Public Hearing Notice/Agenda
7 June 2016 Regular Meeting Approved Minutes
7 June 2016 Regular Meeting Agenda
3 May 2016 Regular Meeting Approved Minutes
3 May 2015 Regular Meeting Agenda
5 April 2016 Meeting/Hearing Approved Minutes
5 April 2016 Public Hearing Notice/Agenda
8 March 2016 Meeting/Hearing Approved Minutes
8 March 2016 Public Hearing Notice/Agenda
2 February 2016 Meeting/Hearing Approved Minutes
2 February 2016 Hearing Notice & Meeting Agenda
5 January 2016 Regular Meeting Cancellation Notice
1 December 2015 Regular Meeting Approved Minutes
1 December 2015 Meeting Agenda
3 November 2015 Regular Meeting Approved Minutes
3 November 2015 Meeting Agenda
1 September 2015 Approved Minutes
1 September 2015 Public Hearing Notice/Agenda
4 August 2015 Approved Minutes
4 August 2015 Public Hearing Notice/Agenda
7 July 2015 Approved Minutes
2 June 2015 Meeting cancelled – There will be no Planning Commission/Zoning Board meeting in June 2015
19 May 2015 Public Hearing Approved Minutes
19 May 2015 Public Hearing Notice
5 May 2015 Approved Minutes
5 May 2015 Agenda
7 April 2015 Approved Minutes
7 April 2015 Agenda
10 March 2015 Agenda
6 January 2015 Approved Minutes
6 January 2015 Agenda
2 December 2014 Approved Minutes
7 October 2014 Approved Minutes
2 September 2014 Approved Minutes
5 August 2014 Approved Minutes
5 August 2014 Agenda
1 July 2014 Approved Minutes