The Brandon Planning Commission’s primary roles, defined by 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117, are to gather information and draft updates for the Brandon Town Plan and Brandon’s zoning, which is currently called the Brandon Land Use Ordinance or “BLUO.”
The BLUO was last revised in early 2006. The Commission’s current focus is replacing the BLUO with a new Brandon-Based Code, which is premised on form-based zoning, rather than use-based zoning. The Town Plan also expires in 2014, and the Planning Commission has begun work to assess what updates may be needed.
Once updates have been drafted, public hearings are held, revisions may be made, and the final plan, zoning, or other ordinance is recommended to the Select Board for adoption.
The Brandon Planning Commission’s mission requires public input, whether by meeting, letter, email, or other means. Planning Commission meetings are usually held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7 PM at the Brandon Town Hall located at 1 Conant Square. Adjustments to times, days, and location may change, after appropriate public notice. Check the latest minutes for details about upcoming meetings.
Current Planning Commissioners are:
Stephanie Jerome, Chair
For more information, please contact the Brandon Town Office at 802-247-3635.