Development Review Board

Development Review Board (DRB)
Although members of the DRB are appointed by the Select Board, the DRB’s mission and procedures are defined by State Statute, Hinesburg’s land use regulations, and the DRB’s own Rules of Procedure. For details, see VT State Statute Title 24, Chapter 117, Sections 4460-4464 (available online).

The role of the DRB is to hear and review applications for development under the applicable regulations. The DRB can only approve applications that comply with the applicable bylaw or state law, and the board can only levy conditions that are permitted under the bylaw. By the same token, if a project meets the applicable bylaw criteria, the DRB is bound by law to grant the approval.

The opinions of individual members about the general level of development in the municipality must not affect the decision making of the board when acting in a quasi-judicial context. At all times, DRB members must take steps to ensure that the board is perceived as a neutral entity.

Ultimately, the purpose behind the development review process is to help achieve the community’s vision through sensible and well-planned development. The community’s vision is expressed broadly in the Town Plan, and codified with regard to new development in specific land use regulations – Zoning Regulations, Subdivision Regulations, Official Map, etc.

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Agendas are typically posted the Friday before each Meeting.

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Seven Member Board With Two Alternates. Members Serve 3-year Terms.

Development Review Board Members

NameTitleTerm Expires
Ted Bloomhardt

Member

1/01/23

Bryan Currier

Alternate

1/01/22

Richard Jordan

Vice-Chairperson

1/01/23

John Lyman

Member

1/01/24

Vacancy One

Alternate

1/01/22

Branden Martin

Member

1/01/23

Chairperson

1/01/22

Jonathan Slason

Clerk

1/01/22

Greg Waples

Member

1/01/24