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Public Hearing on Zoning Bylaw Amendments

10/17/2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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 on the Town website starksborovt.org or by stopping by 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

     a. Figure 3 – Insertion of Electric Vehicle charging stations, both residential and commercial uses

     b. 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. Section 414.E – Correction of statutory reference.

11. Section 426.I – Insert statutory reference.

12. Section 510 Definitions – Insertion of new definitions

a) 510.C – Contractor Yard

b) 510.C – Delete cottage industry

c) 510.E – Insert Electric Vehicle Charging Station

d) 510.F – Insert Forest Products Processing and Forestry; addition to Fueling Station

e) 510.H – Insert Home Industry

f) 510.S – Correction to Significant Ecological Resources and Significant Natural Areas.


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Robinson Elementary School
Parsonage Road
Starksboro, 05487 United States

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