Zoning


Notice of Public Hearing

Regional Planning Commission Review of the Municipal Plan for the Town of Hardwick

The Northeastern Vermont Development Association, the regional planning commission for the Northeast Kingdom, will hold a public hearing on:

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

in the Hardwick Memorial Building

at 20 Church Street, Hardwick.

The hearing is held in response to the request of the Town of Hardwick for regional planning commission approval under 24 V.S.A. 4350 of their recently adopted Town Plan.

Anyone wishing to comment on this plan should attend the hearing.  Written comment may be submitted in advance.  To read the plan, visit NVDA’s website – www.nvda.net

For more information, contact Alison Low, Northeastern Vermont Development Association. alow@nvda.net or 802-424-1418.


Public Hearing for the updated Municipal Plan Announced.

Hardwick Planning Commission ~ Request for Comments regarding the Municipal Plan Update

Public Hearing on September 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Hardwick Memorial Building

The Hardwick Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the updated Hardwick Municipal Plan. The Hearing will be at 6:30 pm in the Hardwick Memorial Building. Copies of the updated Plan are available in the Town Offices and on-line at https://hardwickvt.gov/government/zoning/ 

A pdf version of the plan is also included in this posting.

Commonly asked questions regarding this process:

How do I provide comments on the proposed changes to the Hardwick Municipal Plan?

You may provide comments at the Public Hearing (September 3, 2019, 6:30 pm, Hardwick Memorial Building) in verbal or written form, or submit your comments via email to zoning.administrator@hardwickvt.gov at any time.

What is the deadline for providing comments on the proposed changes to the Hardwick Municipal Plan?

You may provide your comments via email to zoning.administrator@hardwickvt.gov until the Plan is renewed (Target date is November 2019).  However, your comments have a greater chance of impacting the decisions of the Planning Commission the sooner they are submitted in the review process.  The Commission recommends submitting your comments as soon as you have an opinion.

Will my comments on the proposed changes be addressed in the renewed Municipal Plan?

The Planning Commission will acknowledge and discuss your comments at the Public Hearing or subsequent Hearings; however, we cannot guarantee that they will be reflected in the renewed Plan.

Will my questions on the proposed changes be answered?

The Planning Commission will acknowledge and respond to your questions in the manner they are received, either at a Public Hearing or via email.

How is the updated Municipal Plan different from the 2014 Municipal Plan?

The updated Municipal Plan was edited to make the plan more concise and user-friendly. Additions to the plan include guiding language for priority habitat blocks as per Act 171 and revised and updated Economic Development language.

DRAFT 2019 Town Plan

Hardwick plan maps


New Conservation Commission Seeks Members

The Hardwick Select Board is now accepting letters of interest for the newly created Conservation Commission. The Conservation Commission is seeking 5 to 7 members who are interested in establishing a community responsibility for Hardwick’s natural resources.

The Hardwick Conservation Commission will be an advisory commission which will meet on a monthly basis. Potential examples of work include the hosting of community educational events on environmental issues; supporting the completion of a natural resource inventory for Hardwick; engaging in activities to improve the health of the Lamoille River; mapping of invasive species; organizing street-tree planting; and promoting the establishment and maintenance of pollinator habitat.

Applicants must be residents of Hardwick.

Letters may include the applicant’s background information, as well as a description of why the applicant wishes to be appointed to the Commission.

Interested parties may send a letter or email to the Hardwick Town Manager, Shaun Fielder, at shaun.fielder@hardwickvt.gov or mail to P.O. Box 523, Hardwick VT 05843. Questions may be directed to Kristen Leahy, Zoning Administrator, at zoning.administrator@hardwickvt.gov or by calling 802-472-6120. Letters are due on Friday, April 12, 2019. Applicants should plan to attend the Thursday, April 18, 2019 Select Board Meeting.