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Planning Commission News

East Hardwick Planning Documents as of July 2023

The Hardwick Planning Commission has the following studies regarding East Hardwick:

East Hardwick Walk and Bike Safety Improvement concepts from Local Motion

East Hardwick Walkability Audit from the Hardwick Planning Commission

East Hardwick LVRT Trailhead Scoping Study

Cell Tower Information and AT&T Proposal Announcements

Please Note that the following information pertains only to the telecommunications projects which are required to send notification to the Hardwick Planning Commission.  Article 19 of the 2022 Town of Hardwick Annual Town Meeting was adopted on March 1, 2022.  The article states: “Shall the Town require its government to provide notice on its website to its residents when the Town receives notice that sources of radiation generated by cell towers/transmitters, Wi-Fi tower transmitters, and 5G antennas are being proposed for licensing and installation within the Town limits.”  The Planning Commission does not receive information regarding limited requests (such as new antennas or transmitters). For additional information regarding projects as defined by Article 19, please visit the Town Manager’s web page.  Right to Know – Hardwick, Vermont (hardwickvt.gov)

February 11, 2022  The Hardwick Planning Commission Chair, Dave Gross, has compiled a guide for Hardwick citizens.  Helpful links are included.  Tower Info Statement by Dave Gross – HPC Chair

February 25, 2022 New Cingular Wireless PCS (d/b/a AT&T) has filed a motion to dismiss their petition without prejudice.  AT&T Motion to Dismiss – Hopkins Hill 21-3784 PET

February 1, 2022 New Cingular Wireless PCS (d/b/a AT&T) has requested an extension to the public comment period to March 1, 2022.

December 14, 2021 New Cingular Wireless PCS (d/b/a AT&T) has been granted an extension to the public comment period to February 1, 2022.

October 12, 2021 – New Cingular Wireless PCS (d/b/a AT&T) has filed a petition to extend the comment period to December 1, 2021.

September 14, 2021 – New Cingular Wireless PCS (d/b/a AT&T) has filed a petition to receive a certificate of public good to install a wireless telecommunications facility at 1190 Hopkins Hill Road, Hardwick.  The petition is 21-3784-PET and has been updated to utilize the existing tower with no height extensions.  Documents can be found at ePUC or at the following link:  https://drmpllc.sharefile.com/d-sf9a65572088140fcb8b689933f1f567b

August 6, 2021 – Only the 60-day Advance Notification has been filed in VT PUC Case No. 21-1078-AN AT&T 1190 Hopkins Hill Road.  Finalized site plans will not be issued until after a July 14th design visit with Hardwick Electric Department.   New Cingular Wireless PCS closed the VT PUC Case No 21-1078-AN and instead filed petition 21-3784-PET which is referenced above in the September 14, 2021 announcement.

June 3, 2021 – No information, beyond the 60-day Advance Notification, has been filed in VT PUC Case No. 21-1078-AN AT&T 1190 Hopkins Hill Road by this date.

March 18, 2021 – Please Note that a new AT&T proposal has been forwarded to the Town of Hardwick.   This is the 60-day Advance Notification for a Tower Extensio/Collocation.  The link to the documents follows:  https://drmpllc.sharefile.com/d-scc5e25ae85d144348779b6c92d1048ee

Further information regarding the Public Utility Commission CPG review of VT PUC Case No. 21-1078-AN AT&T 1190 Hopkins Hill Road will be  posted electronically on the ePUC.  The link to instructions on how to subscribe to a case in ePUC follows:

https://puc.vermont.gov/epuc-information/subscribe-case

December 9, 2020 – Please note that a Motion to Dismiss has been filed by AT&T in the Public Utility Commission CPG review.  AT&T and their collaborators are withdrawing their application for a cell tower on Buffalo Mountain.  AT&T Order granting Closure

The information regarding the Public Utility Commission CPG review of VT PUC Case No. 20-3175-PET: AT&T Hardwick 1061 Cooper Brook Drive can be reviewed electronically on the ePUC.  The link to instructions on how to subscribe to a case in ePUC follows:

https://puc.vermont.gov/epuc-information/subscribe-case

Wetland Screening Tool

Wetland Screening Tool – The wetland screening tool was developed to help you navigate all the mapping layers which indicate a property may have wetlands on it. In addition to the Vermont Wetland Inventory Maps, the tool also screens for nearby hydric soils, wetland projects, wetland permits, wetland natural community types, and wetland advisory layers. The results for a given property are listed for you to see, with explanations of each layer and recommended next steps. You can also produce a map of the results. To get started, all you need is the 911 address or the SPAN number for an undeveloped property. This tool is recommended for realtors, potential buyers, town administrators, conservation commissions, and landowners. It is the best means of gaining a comprehensive view of potential wetlands on a property short of a site visit by a wetland professional, and understanding the layers you are looking at. You can find the wetland screening tool at https://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/wetlands/maps

Regular Meetings

The Planning Commission meets at 6:30PM on the second Tuesday of every month.  Currently, the Commission is meeting in person on the third floor of the Memorial Building. There is a Zoom option available at each meeting.

Duties

Determining and executing projects related to The Town Plan and alterations to the Zoning Bylaws.

Hardwick Unified Development Bylaws – October 6, 2022    Current Version!  Updated version became available on October 27, 2022.

Members

  • Ken Davis, Vice-Chair  (Term expires 6/30/2026)
  • Dave Gross, Chair  (Term expires 6/30/2025)
  • Jim Lewis  (Term expires 06/30/2024)
  • Temporarily Vacant (Term expires 6/30/27)
  • Michael Haveson  (Term expires 6/30/2024)
  • Larry Fliegelman (Term expires 6/30/2025)
  • Shari Cornish (Term expires 6/30/2026)
  • Bud Stevens, First Alternate (Term expires 6/30/26)
  • Kole, Second Alternate (Term expires 6/30/26)

July 9, 2024 Meeting Agenda

Video recording of the July 9, 2024 HPC Meeting

LVRT Loop Recommendations DRAFT

Long Term Community Recovery Plan – Example

NFIP Checklist

Summary of Changes – DRAFT

Floodplain projects after July 2023

June 11, 2024 HPC Meeting Minutes DRAFT

June 11, 2024 HPC Public Hearing Minutes DRAFT

May 14, 2024 Meeting Minutes

Memo from Heather Carrington

Current Zoning Boundary Map

Proposed Zoning Boundary Map

Draft updates to the Hardwick Unified Development Bylaws

April 9, 2024 Meeting Minutes

Memo from Heather Carrington

Urban Compact Map

March 12, 2024 Meeting Minutes

Memo from Heather Carrington

Planning Commission Directed Amendments

Timeline

Unified Development Bylaws with Proposed Changes

February 13, 2024 Meeting Minutes

3-4-50 Vermont by Vermont Department of Health

Industrial Zone Changes

Natural Burial Ground

Phase 1 updates

2023 Agendas & Minutes (PDF files)

December 12, 2023 Meeting Minutes Zoning Bylaw Suggestions of Change (Align with HOME Act)

Short term rental ordinance or zoning bylaw?

November 14, 2023 Meeting Minutes

October 10, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Memorandum from Heather Carrington Hardwick Bylaw Comparison with Z4GN

Retail Cannabis School Buffer Original Map of the Hardwick Elementary School Buffer

September 12, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Draft slides for the Public Forum Sign Options Industrial Zoning District recommendation

Interim Floodplain Rules

August 8, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Memorandum from Heather Carrington Hardwick Bylaw Comparison with Z4GN in the CR

July 18, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Memorandum from Heather Carrington Hardwick Bylaw Comparison with Z4GN in the VN Act 47 as enacted Effective Date Amendments to Act 47 DHCD Overview of Act 47

June 13, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Topic Overview from Heather Carrington Minimum Lot Size Non-Conforming Parcels in the HMU Hardwick Bylaw Comparison with Z4GN in the HMU

May 9, 2023 Meeting Minutes

6 Month Work Plan Hardwick Bylaw Modernization Memo for May 2023 Central Business District Analysis

April 11, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Hardwick – LVRT Connnector Loop Proposal

March 21, 2023 Meeting Minutes

February 7, 2023 Meeting Minutes

January 10, 2023 Meeting Minutes EV Charger Information RFP Designated Downtown Map Phase 1 Answers

2022 Agendas & Minutes (PDF files)

December 13, 2022 Meeting Minutes

East Hardwick Walk/Bike Safety Improvement Concepts from Local Motion. Buffalo Mountain Market parking plan Hardwick Inn parking photo Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Recommendations

November 8, 2022 Meeting Minutes

October 11, 2022 Meeting Minutes

September 13, 2022 Meeting Minutes

East Hardwick Walk/Bike Safety Improvement Concepts from Local Motion. VHIP Program Overview VHIP – HUD Fair Market Value

August 9, 2022 Meeting Minutes

August 9, 2022 CDC Report – Attachment

August 9, 2022 Public Hearing Minutes

July 2022 The Hardwick Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing by Zoom on August 9, 2022 to discuss proposed Zoning bylaw changes to the Hardwick Unified Development Bylaws.

HPC Reporting Form for Municipal Bylaw Amendments

HPC Warning of Public Hearing

Proposed Zoning Bylaw Changes

Proposed Zoning District Amendment

Zoning Map of Hardwick for Reference

July 12, 2022 HPC Minutes 1) East Hardwick Audit – DRAFT 2) Comments on draft Audit 3) Proposed Bylaw Updates 4) Local Motion Legislative Update 5) Lamoille Housing update 6) Form-based code vs Traditional Zoning

June 14, 2022 HPC Minutes

May 10, 2022 HPC Minutes 1) Proposed Bylaw Updates 2) Map of proposed zoning districtment amendment

April 12, 2022 HPC Minutes

March 8, 2022 HPC Minutes  PDFs for Minutes:  1) Article 20 & 21 and Discussion     2) Hardwick Elem 500′ Cannabis Exclusion Map  3) Hazen 500′ Cannabis Exclusion Map   4) Current Accessory Dwelling zoning bylaw with proposed language 5) Topics of Reform – ADUs  6) Article 19 in the 2022 Town Meeting Ballot  7) Tower Info Statement by Dave Gross – HPC Chair   8) AT&T Motion to Dismiss – Hopkins Hill 21-3784 PET

February 8, 2022 HPC Minutes    1)  Municipal Guidance from the Cannabis Control Board  2) Stowe PC zoning questions  3) cannabis_control_commissionsqa  4)  Planning for Retail Cannabis  5) Retail Cannabis from VLCT

The January 11, 2022 Meeting was canceled due to the medical leave of the Zoning Administrator.

2021 Agendas & Minutes (PDF files)

2020 Agendas & Minutes (PDF files)

2019 Agendas & Minutes (PDF files)

2018 Agendas & Minutes (PDF files)

2017 Agendas & Minutes (PDF files)

2016 Agendas & Minutes (PDF files)

2015 Minutes (PDF files)