MONT VERNON PLANNING BOARD
The Planning Board meets twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesdays. During the second Tuesday work session, the board hears pre-application questions and applications. During the fourth Tuesday meeting, the board discusses changes to town ordinances and pre-reviews plans. There is no fourth Tuesday meeting in December.
The Administrative Assistant schedules the agenda for the meetings. Pre-application questions are scheduled for 15 minutes, while applications are usually scheduled for 30 minutes.
At the end of each session, the board and applicant will state whether the hearing will be extended and to what date. Failure to appear as scheduled, without notice, may subject the applicant to the cost of re-notification of abutters. Therefore, if you cannot attend your scheduled hearing and wish to extend your hearing to the next fourth Tuesday of the next month, submit your request in writing prior to your hearing and the board will consider it.
Any new or revised plans and/or reports must be submitted to the Planning Board 20 days before the applicant's next hearing date to enable Board to preview and expedite the hearing process.
Applicants are advised that their place on the agenda is not guaranteed. If an applicant is not present when called, his name goes to the end of the list. A change in time happens when an applicant does not appear for any reason or if an applicant's hearing takes more or less time than anticipated.
Applicants should purchase a copy of the town’s regulations in order to prepare for application and hearings. Applications are reviewed for conformance to the zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations either by the planning board or by an outside professional. III-605 of the subdivision regulations contains requirements for submission for the Review for Acceptance and Review for Approval phases of subdivision applications.
Copies of the Mont Vernon Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and Non-residential Site Plan Review Regulations are contained in one book which is available at the Town Hall for $15.
Copies of the Mont Vernon 2000 Master Plan are available at the Town Hall for $60.
Copies of minutes are available at the Town Hall for $1.00 per page.
Current applications before the board are available for public inspection at the Town Hall, Monday through Thursday 9 AM to 2 PM, and Monday evening 6-8 PM.
Copies of the Planning Board's marked up checklist may be requested by the applicant at the end of each session.
Agendas for the next meeting are usually available on the prior Wednesday at the Town Hall. Not-yet-approved minutes are available at the Town Hall within 144 hours (6 days) after a meeting. Minutes are usually approved at the next meeting. Minutes and agendas are posted on the town’s website whenever possible. If you would like to be added to the Board’s email list to receive agendas and approved minutes, please contact the Administrative Assistant.