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Planning Commission and DRB Members Wanted

Town of St. Johnsbury Planning and Zoning

Notice of Open seats on the Planning Commission and the Development Review Board

Both the Development Review Board (DRB) and Planning Commission offer opportunities for residents of St Johnsbury to become involved in how our community takes shape. 

St Johnsbury Residents interested in volunteering to be members of these boards are asked to submit their letter of interest and resume to the St. Johnsbury Town Manager, 51 Depot Square, Suite 3, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819. There is one opening on the Planning Commission and two openings on the DRB.

Planning Commission members are appointed by the Select Board for a three year term. The commission conducts a regular monthly open meeting on the third Tuesday of each month and may have regular open working sessions. The duties of the Planning Commission include:

  1. Prepare and present, for consideration by the Select Board,
    1. Updates to the 5 Year Municipal Town Plan;
    2. Proposed Land Use and Subdivision bylaws and make recommendations on proposed amendments to the bylaws;
    3. Proposed municipal civil ordinance that includes housing codes, performance standards, and street standards and related public improvements;
    4. Recommend a five (5) year Capital program and budget, and
  2. Undertake plans and studies as deemed necessary to carry out its’ duties.

Development Review Board members, and alternates, serve on behalf of the citizens of the town, to administer the land use (zoning) bylaws that have been adopted by the Select Board. Members meet at a regular Public Hearing on the fourth Thursday of each month to:

  1. Hear land use and site development applications, and make a decision based on the Town bylaws;
  2. Hear appeals of Zoning Administrator decisions;
  3. Conduct other business as required to carry out its’ duties.

2018 Consumer Confidence Report

This report is a snapshot of the water quality the St. Johnsbury Water Filtration Plant and Public Works Dept. produced and delivered in 2017. Included are the details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. We are committed to providing you with this information because informed customers are our best allies. Click here to view or download the 2018 Water System Consumer Confidence Report.