Planning Commission Report
(from Annual Report ending December 31, 2016)
2016 turned out to be a very productive year for the planning commission. At the top of the list is our new town plan which is now adopted, and good for five years. The town plan is the centerpiece of just about everything that the planners do, and we refer to it often. When a town plan has expired as our former plan was, everything else gets put on hold until a new plan is adopted. The planning commission as well as the select board both held public hearings to field questions, and make final decisions prior to adoption.
Currently, the board is attempting to combine the current Subdivision Regulation, Zoning Bylaw, and the Flood Hazard Regulations into a single user friendly document. In addition, we are constantly revising our various local regulations so that Waterford complies with itís own Town Plan, and the Vermontís statutes.
A huge ďthank youĒ to all of the board members, and our zoning administrator for the hard work this past year. Iím looking forward to another productive year in 2017, and as always the Planning Commission welcomes the publicís participation and input. We meet the third Wednesday of each month at the Waterford Town Office.
Respectfully Submitted,William A. Dimick, Chairman