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 (available online at http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes).
The Planning Commission is a policy board that works collaboratively with the community, other municipal boards, and regional/state partners to help define and achieve Starksboro’s vision as expressed in the Town Plan. The board is comprised of 7 members who are elected by the town to serve 3-year terms.
The role of the Planning Commission is to provide leadership and long-term perspective on community planning matters. This involves public outreach and feedback including holding public hearings, conducting surveys, holding forums, and educating the community about issues facing Starksboro.