The role of the Planning Commission is to provide long-term perspective on community planning matters. Their efforts include public outreach and gathering feedback through holding public hearings and forums, conducting surveys, and educating the community about future planning issues related to Starksboro.

The Planning Commission’s mission and responsibilities are defined by State Statute. For details, see VT State Statute Title 24, Chapter 117, Sections 4321-4328.


Planning Commission members:

Denny Barnard (secretary/clerk)
Brad Boss
Dennis Casey (chair)
Jeff Keeney (vice chair)
Dan Harris
Dan Nugent
Rodney Orvis

Town Plan (revised and approved 2018)

Zoning Bylaws – approved 1/2020


Bylaw Amendments 2019-2020

The PC recommended a series of editorial and clarifying changes to the existing Land Use and Development Regulations a.k.a. the Bylaws. The PC held a public hearing on October 17, 2019. The Selectboard held a 2nd public hearing on December 17, 2019. The Selectboard approved the amended bylaws on Jan. 7, 2020.

Planning & Zoning Survey

Summary of Survey Responses 2019


PC Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.

Development Review Board meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month as needed.

Planning Commission Minutes and Agendas DRB Minutes and Agendas