Planning Commission

The Brandon Planning Commission’s primary roles, defined by 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117,  are to gather information and draft updates for the Brandon Town Plan and Brandon’s zoning, which is currently called the Brandon Land Use Ordinance or “BLUO.”

The Brandon Town Plan is due for update in February of 2024.  On December 20, 2023 the Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the draft plan.  On January 3, 2024 a draft plan was approved by the Planning Commission.  The draft plan has been filed with the Town Clerk and submitted to the Select Board for review and approval.  The public may submit more information or comments regarding the draft plan to the Select Board.

The BLUO was last amended on August 27, 2018. The Commission’s current focus is to update and streamline problem areas within the BLUO - current priorities include signage, farm animals, Act 174 solar standards, mobile home parks, subdivisions and conditional uses. The Town Plan was updated in 2016, and the Planning Commission continues to work on updates as needed.

Once updates have been drafted, public hearings are held, revisions may be made, and the final plan, zoning, or other ordinance is recommended to the Select Board for adoption.

The Brandon Planning Commission’s mission requires public input, whether by meeting, letter, email, or other means. Planning Commission meetings are usually held on the first Mondays of each month at 6 PM at the Brandon Town Hall located at 1 Conant Square. Adjustments to times, days, and location may change, after appropriate public notice. Check the latest minutes for details about upcoming meetings.

Current Planning Commissioners

Bob Foley, commissioner

Jack Schneider, Chair

Sara Stevens, commissioner

Natalie Steen, Vice chair

Neil Silins, commissioner

 

Zoom Meeting Options

Option 1: Video Conference
This option is available only if:
You have a computer with a built-in or external camera and microphone (Zoom Software download required)
Have a phone with a built-in camera (Zoom App download required)
• Visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87042220099 (This will prompt the download if you do not have the software/app already installed)
Meeting ID 870 4222 0099

Option 2: Conference Call: To dial in for audio only:
1. Dial: (929) 205 6099
2. Follow instructions to enter Meeting ID (870 4222 0099) then confirm by hitting pound
When prompted to enter participant ID, just hit pound again to enter meeting