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SELECTBOARD

Notice of Public Hearing

 

The Starksboro Selectboard will hold a public hearing on the proposed Zoning Unified Bylaw amendment beginning at 7:30 P.M. on December 17, 2019 at the Starksboro Town Office, 2849 VT Rte 116, Starksboro, Vermont. This public notice is given pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §4441(d) and 4444. The Starksboro Planning Commission has prepared amendments to Starksboro’s existing Land Use and Development Regulations. This amendment will affect every geographic area of Starksboro. Residents are hereby notified that these draft Bylaws will be discussed at this public hearing hosted by the Selectboard. Property owners and residents of Starksboro can find a copy of the proposed Bylaws and list of proposed amendments on the Town website or come to the Town office during regular business hours.

 A summary of the amendments are included herein and are available at www.starksborovt.org or at the Town office.

Section 103. – Purpose

These regulations implement the policies of the Starksboro Town Plan and the Vermont Planning and Development Act. They are intended to:

(1)        Protect public health, safety and welfare;

(2)        Protect and conserve natural, scenic and historic resources;

(3)        Protect and conserve rural character, working land and open space;

(4)        Ensure that the rate of growth and development does not exceed Starksboro’s ability to provide    services and does not place an undue burden on taxpayers; and

(5)        Allow for housing to meet the needs of residents as described in the Starksboro Town Plan.

 

PROPOSED Bylaw Amendments Summary:

  1. Incorporation of all items adopted by the Selectboard on October 11, 2016 as “Interim Zoning Amendments”. Changes were made to Sections 113.A, 211-figure 4, 251.A, 251.B, 325.B, 358.E, 510.C, 510.H, 510.L, 510.N, and 510.S. (consolidated Interim bylaw language can be found on the first two pages of the current Bylaws.)
  2. Clarifying edits to Sections 113.A, 122.D, and 124.C.
  3. Chapter 210
    1. Figure 3 – Insertion of Electric Vehicle charging stations, both residential and commercial uses
    2. Figure 3 – Working Lands Uses – clarifying edit re: “wood” to “forest” products processing
    3. Figure 4 – Clarifying edit to residential density line
  4. Section 311.B – new language regarding driveways; renumber section
  5. Section 313.G – New language regarding Electric Vehicle Parking
  6. Section 317.G – New language regarding Electric Vehicle Charging Station Identification Signs
  7. Section 342.A – Clarifying edit to wording for home-based businesses.
  8. Section 342.B – Change of percentages in Value-Added Processing and Manufacturing.
  9. Section 345.A – Addition of language regarding size of replacement structures in Mobile Home Parks.
  10. 414.E – Correction of statutory reference.
  11. Section 426.I – Insert statutory reference.
  12. Section 510 Definitions – Insertion of new definitions
    1. C – Contractor Yard
    2. C – Delete cottage industry
    3. E – Insert Electric Vehicle Charging Station
    4. F – Insert Forest Products Processing and Forestry; addition to Fueling Station
    5. H – Insert Home Industry
    6. S – Correction to Significant Ecological Resources and Significant Natural Areas.

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On Saturday, October 5, community members from Starksboro, Bristol, Hinesburg, and many other towns came together to honor and thank our very own Tom Estey for his service to the Town of Starksboro as Road Foreman. His leadership and guidance has given the town so much and he will be greatly missed.

The town dedicated the Town Garage to Tom in recognition of his service.

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Town of Starksboro
Planning Commission
Notice of Public Hearing
 

The Starksboro Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed Zoning Unified Bylaw amendment beginning at 7:00 P.M. on October 17, 2019 at the Robinson Elementary School, Starksboro, Vermont. This public notice is given pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §4441(d) and 4444. The Starksboro Planning Commission has prepared amendments to Starksboro’s existing Land Use and Development Regulations. This amendment will affect every geographic area of Starksboro. Residents are hereby notified that these draft Bylaws will be discussed at this public hearing hosted by the Planning Commission. Property owners and residents of Starksboro can find a copy of the proposed Bylaws and list of proposed amendments below or by stopping by the Town office during regular business hours (M-Th 8:30-4:30)

Summary (report from the Planning Commission)

Proposed amendments

Complete Bylaws with redline changes

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TOWN OF STARKSBORO
NOTICE OF VACANCY
September 5, 2019
In accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 961(a), the Selectboard of the Town of Starksboro hereby gives notice of a vacancy created by resignation of Tony Porter in the office of Selectboard member effective September 4, 2019.

The Selectboard, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 963, will make an appointment to fill this vacancy at its meeting on October 1 or 15. Letters of interest should be sent to the Selectboard by 4:30 p.m. on September 17, 2019. The person appointed will serve until a town election is had.

CITIZENS’ RIGHT TO PETITION FOR VOTE: Titles 17 V.S.A. § 2643 and 24 V.S.A. § 963 grant citizens the right to petition for a vote to replace the Selectboard’s appointee at a special town meeting. If a special town meeting is called, the newly-elected town officer will remain in office for the balance of the unexpired term. If a special town meeting is not called, the Selectboard’s appointee will remain in office until the next annual town meeting.

To exercise this right, citizens must present a petition calling for an election for this office signed by five percent of the legal voters of the Town to the Town Clerk prior to the next annual Town Meeting.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION pertaining to this notice and its contents may be obtained by contacting Rebecca Elder, Selectboard Assistant, during normal office hours.

Dated this 5th day of September, 2019.

Koran Cousino, Selectboard Chair