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town plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/282/all en New Haven aims to amend town plan to regulate solar projects http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412new-haven-aims-amend-town-plan-regulate-solar-projects <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Seated around circular cafeteria tables in the frigid basement of Beeman Elementary School, the New Haven Planning Commission on Monday evening debated changing the town plan to assert more local control over how energy projects, particularly solar arrays, are sited within the town.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27486">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412new-haven-aims-amend-town-plan-regulate-solar-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven array decommissioning Public Service Board regulation solar town plan Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:55:09 +0000 Zach Despart 27486 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury plan changes OK'd http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408middlebury-plan-changes-okd <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; In addition to making their decision on using option tax reserves for a utility project, members at their Tuesday meeting also approved several moves that came before the board earlier this summer.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25059">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408middlebury-plan-changes-okd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury solar town plan Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:28:01 +0000 Zach Despart 25059 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury office critics don't like changes to town plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407middlebury-office-critics-dont-changes-town-plan <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury residents on Tuesday offered their input on a number of proposed town plan and zoning bylaw revisions, some of which would pave the way for the construction of the new municipal building at 77 Main St.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24639">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407middlebury-office-critics-dont-changes-town-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Malcolm Middlebury town plan Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:03:21 +0000 Phoebe Lewis 24639 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Board pursuing wrong process http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-board-pursuing-wrong-process <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Barbara Tomb </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Are you one of the 915 Middlebury residents who voted &ldquo;yes&rdquo; on the March town meeting bond vote for the municipal building project?</span></p> <p align="left"> Would it have influenced your vote at the time if the selectboard (instead of repeatedly assuring voters that the proposed project was compatible with the vision and spirit of the town plan) had revealed instead that altering the town plan to accommodate the project would be part of the process?</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24398">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-board-pursuing-wrong-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion election Middlebury Town office town plan Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:11:49 +0000 Zach Despart 24398 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury adopts new town plan with no retail cap http://www.addisonindependent.com/201212middlebury-adopts-new-town-plan-no-retail-cap <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday formally adopted the community&rsquo;s updated town plan, a weighty document that local officials and residents expanded, tweaked and sometimes heatedly debated over the course of more than two years.</p> <p> The board voted 6-0 in favor of the document, with Selectman Travis Forbes unable to be present. The town plan describes the community&rsquo;s assets and its growth priorities for the next five years.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14598">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201212middlebury-adopts-new-town-plan-no-retail-cap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured town plan Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:06:14 +0000 John Flowers 14598 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury Town Plan set for Nov. 13 hearing http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210middlebury-town-plan-set-nov-13-hearing <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday made its revisions to the draft town plan and warned it for a Tuesday, Nov. 13, public hearing during the board&rsquo;s regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting begins at 7 p.m.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13816">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210middlebury-town-plan-set-nov-13-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury town plan Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:49:56 +0000 John Flowers 13816 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Big box stores, small towns and the lessons learned http://www.addisonindependent.com/201209big-box-stores-small-towns-and-lessons-learned <p> At issue with the five-year update of Middlebury&rsquo;s town plan is a crucial question: should the town keep a cap limiting retail stores to 50,000 square feet.</p> <p> The measure has been part of the town plan for several years now, and was initially adopted to prevent the location of a Wal-Mart, or any other big-box store, to locate on the town&rsquo;s outskirts or become the anchor of another strip-type mall on the town&rsquo;s periphery. If past surveys are an accurate reflection of the public mood, most residents do not want the town to become a haven for big box stores.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13373">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201209big-box-stores-small-towns-and-lessons-learned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial big box stores Middlebury town plan Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:00:02 +0000 angelo 13373 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Selectboard to review Middlebury town plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208selectboard-review-middlebury-town-plan <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard on Sept. 18 will hold its first of two public hearings on a proposed updated town plan that now bears many of the suggested changes offered by citizens at two planning commission hearings held this past spring.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12851">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208selectboard-review-middlebury-town-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury town plan Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:16:06 +0000 John Flowers 12851 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol board sets dates for town plan hearings http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-board-sets-dates-town-plan-hearings <p> BRISTOL &mdash; After making three small changes to Bristol&rsquo;s proposed town plan on Monday, the selectboard OK&rsquo;d the document. The plan will be presented to the public at two public hearings on Aug. 27 and Sept. 10.</p> <p> The selectboard&rsquo;s approval of the proposed plan comes after the Bristol Planning Commission supported the previous 42 changes the selectboard made to the document over a revision period that spanned several months. The planning commission issued its approval of the board&rsquo;s changes on July 17.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12688">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-board-sets-dates-town-plan-hearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol selectboard town plan Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:07:32 +0000 Andrew Stein 12688 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol plan enters final stretch http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207bristol-plan-enters-final-stretch <p> BRISTOL &mdash; After almost a decade of helping shape a proposed town plan, the Bristol Planning Commission may have considered the document for the last time on Tuesday.</p> <p> At its monthly meeting, the planning commission unanimously OK&rsquo;d the 42 revisions proposed by the selectboard.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12558">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201207bristol-plan-enters-final-stretch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol Planning Commission Featured town plan Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:29:09 +0000 Andrew Stein 12558 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol selectboard OKs changes to town plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206bristol-selectboard-oks-changes-town-plan <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol selectboard has finished reviewing the new draft of the town plan, made its alterations, and is sending the document back to the planning commission for one last glance.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12305">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206bristol-selectboard-oks-changes-town-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol selectboard town plan Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:15:22 +0000 Andrew Stein 12305 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury draft town plan draws concerns http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206middlebury-draft-town-plan-draws-concerns <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury Planning Commission members will take another close look at the draft 2012 town plan in wake of comments from several local businesspeople and citizens who are calling the 199-page document too lengthy, prescriptive and not welcoming enough to prospective entrepreneurs.</p> <p> Those kinds of comments &mdash; along with some positive ones &mdash; have reached commission members in recent days by e-mail and through testimony delivered at well-attended public hearings the panel held at Middlebury&rsquo;s Ilsley Library on June 4 and 6.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12114">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206middlebury-draft-town-plan-draws-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Middlebury Planning Commission town plan Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:39:56 +0000 John Flowers 12114 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Locals weigh in on Middlebury town plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206locals-weigh-middlebury-town-plan <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury Planning Commission on Monday held its first of two public hearings on a draft of the revised town plan, a lengthy document that will be open to further changes based on community input during the coming months.</p> <p> The state requires Vermont communities to update their town plans &mdash; blueprints for how municipalities see themselves currently and how they would like to grow in the future &mdash; every five years.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12057">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206locals-weigh-middlebury-town-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury Planning Commission town plan Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:53:21 +0000 John Flowers 12057 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Leicester reaches final stretch on new town plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205leicester-reaches-final-stretch-new-town-plan <p> LEICESTER &mdash; After nearly two years of work, the Leicester selectboard and planning commission are in the final stages of crafting a new town plan.</p> <p> The new plan will replace the 2003 version, which expired in 2008. Selectboard chair Diane Benware said last Thursday that the final rewrites had just been completed, and copies were mailed to the selectboard and planning commissions for review.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11941">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205leicester-reaches-final-stretch-new-town-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Leicester Leicester selectboard town plan Mon, 28 May 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11941 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol public to review new town plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205bristol-public-review-new-town-plan <p> BRISTOL &mdash; On Monday, May 14, the Bristol selectboard will hold its first public hearing on the new draft of the town plan. Before the draft can be presented to voters, the selectboard &mdash; by state law &mdash; must hold two public hearings without altering the plan. The hearing is at 7 p.m. at Holley Hall.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11766">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205bristol-public-review-new-town-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol planning commission town plan Thu, 10 May 2012 20:56:52 +0000 Andrew Stein 11766 at http://www.addisonindependent.com