For the second time this year, the town will be on the hunt for a new Zoning Administrator.
Zoning Administrator Wendy Pelletier has put Charlotte’s Crossing eatery Backyard Bistro on notice.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment is still working on its new rules and procedures.
Zoning Administrator Wendy Pelletier had only just settled into her new role when she faced what she called her biggest job challenge so far: side effects from her second COVID-19 vaccine.
At its May 6 meeting, Planning Commission members were treated to a seminar on community outreach by Ravi Venkataraman, Richmond town planner. Richmond and Charlotte share similarities and differences.
Spear’s Corner Store was once again the topic of discussion at this past week’s Zoning Board meeting.
The future of Charlotte’s zoning board is unclear after two board members announce their departure and Frank Tenney, who is both the vice chair of the town selectboard and head of the zoning board, is being pushed to step down from his zoning board role.
With three meetings in eight days, the Selectboard is just about on track for time spent getting the budget and ballot items ready for Charlotters. With Land Use Regulation amendments on track to make it to a vote this spring, and around $70,00 that needs to be shaved off the budget, there’s a lot to talk about.
It was a bumpy ride last year for Charlotte’s Zoning Administrator Daniel Morgan, starting with a controversy over some food trucks and ending with a mutual agreement to part ways.
Back before the Zoning Board of Adjustment last Wednesday, Carrie Spear, owner of Spear’s Corner Store and on behalf of Court Street Associates, along with project manager Dan Goltzman, presented their application for a conditional use permit to construct an apartment above and add a deli inside her already-existing store.
Since September of this year, town boards and committees have met and discussed personnel issues relating to Zoning Administrator Daniel Morgan and his position 13 times.
Schools shouldn’t ask kids about Thanksgiving dinner and Zoning Board of Adjustment letter to the editor
As volunteer members of the Town’s Zoning Board of adjustment (ZBA), we want to thank everyone involved in recent dialogue around challenges with the Town’s zoning process.
Over 1,000 pages of emails from the Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment included a building permit from 1976, a zoning fee schedule from 1989, and several emails in which a zoning board member referred to his colleagues on the board as the “Z Boys.” What those emails and documents didn’t contain was a discussion among ZBA members outlining a change in policy and procedure for future applicants.
A conflict that crosses board boundaries in town has ignited planning and zoning, personnel, and public meeting conflicts. The issues center around an application considered two weeks ago by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The Oct. 1 Charlotte Planning Commission meeting started with confusion and contention, partly due to the perpetual challenges of holding municipal meetings via Zoom video call and partly because of another conflict of interest allegation against Planning Commission member Bill Stuono—this time by a meeting attendee.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment met the evening of December 11 to discuss proposed additions to the homes of Jane and Gary Alsofrom and Sue and Nick Carter.
The January 14 Selectboard meeting opened and adjourned early, with the Charlotte Library addition and FY20 budget among the agenda items. First, however, during public comment portion of the meeting, Chair Lane Morrison was recognized for his contributions to the board. Bill Stuono said, “Thanks for your years of service to the board.
Frank Tenney is a member of the Charlotte Selectboard as well as the chairman of the Zoning Board of Adjustments. He has been on the Zoning Board for 12 years, and the Selectboard since March of 2017. Tenney has enjoyed being part of the Selectboard because it gives him the opportunity to know what’s going on in the town and to understand how the town is run. Tenney has this to say about why he became a member of the Selectboard:
Engineers for the proposed Maplefields off Route 7, Ferry and Church Hill Roads wrote to Zoning Board Chair, Frank Tenney, saying that due to comments by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) concerning cross-traffic turns into and out of the proposed location, they and R.L. Vallee, Inc. are withdrawing their proposal for a Maplefields Store.