Zoning and Development Review Board (DRB)

The Development Review Board meets the first Tuesday of each month as needed.
AGENDA AND/OR STAFF PACKET are Posted on “Warnings and Notices” page

NOTE: Village of Hyde Park Zoning & Village DRB information is posted under the “Village Clerk and Trustees” page.

Town Development Review Board:
Malcolm Teale, Chairman, Term Expires 2019
Gary Houston, Term Expires 2021
Craig Fowler, Term Expires 2021
Tom Wawrzeniak, Term Expires 2018
Melvin Harvey, Term Expires 2018
Pete Sweeney, Term Expires 2020
Jim Fontaine, Term Expires 2020
Greg Paus – Alternate – Term Expires 2018
Zoning Administrator: Ron Rodjenski
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Telephone: 802-888-2300 x302
Email: ron@hydeparkvt.com

All land development, exterior construction, change of use, and site work, requires review. Please call early in your project planning to confirm the need for a local zoning permit or to receive a determination that the property is exempt from local permits. Both applications are required for most new construction and only the Municipal Zoning Permit if the parcel is already developed. Fill out and return to the Town Clerk’s Office with the appropriate fee, or deliver to PO Box 98, Hyde Park, VT 05655. Call 802-888-2300 ext with questions.


Bylaws, Regulations, Rules, Policies and Fees:
2016 Unified (Zoning & Subdivision) Regulations with maps – Current Bylaw
2014 DRB Rules of Procedure
2013 Procedures and Standards for Technical Review Fee
FEE Schedule

DRB Meeting Minutes: (Agendas posted on “Warnings and Notices” page)
April 10, 2017
March 2017 – No Meeting
February 7, 2017
January 2017 – No Meeting
December 2016 – No Meeting
November 1, 2016
October 2016 – No Meeting
September 6, 2016
August 2016 – No Meeting
July 2016 – No Meeting
June 7, 2016
May 10, 2016
April 5, 2016
January 5, 2016

December 1, 2015

November 3, 2015

October 6, 2015
September 1, 2015
August 4, 2015

July 7, 2015
June 2, 2015

May 6, 2015

May 5, 2015
April 14, 2015

March 3, 2015

(There was no February meeting)
January 6, 2015

To view older minutes..
See archived page here.


Town Development Review Board & Zoning Administrator Report
The Development Review Board (DRB) meets when requested to consider applications for Conditional Use Review, Subdivision, and Site Plan Review and any appeals of administrative decisions.  The DRB has adopted Rules of Procedure as required by State law to guide the board in the conduct of hearings and other procedures.  The Village of Hyde Park has separate bylaws administered by Karen Wescom at 888-2310.

In 2016, the Town DRB approved the following requests:
Bourne’s Energy – Mudgett Hill Road – Wholesale/Retail Wood Pellet Distribution and Storage
Prevost – Whitcomb Island Road – Car repair, Setbacks, Relocation of Ashline Duplex Access
SSW Erectors – VFW Drive – Contractor Yard
Sterling Meadows Farm, LLC – Webster Road – 2-lot Residential Subdivision (preliminary)
Stewart – North Hyde Park Road – 3-lot Residential Subdivision
Vilord/Custom Metal Fabrication – Ferry Street – Light Manufacturing
Wood – Farm View Road – Wood Processing Operation

The DRB denied the following request:
Prime Properties, LLC – VT 100 – Amend Subdivision; Incomplete Application

The DRB meets on the first Tuesday of each month, as needed.  All meetings are open to the public.  For more information, contact the Zoning Office at 888-2300 x2. Announcements of upcoming hearings online: www.hydeparkvt.com or at the post office and the town clerk’s office. The Zoning Administrator’s office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   There is one general permit application for all proposed land development activities which is posted at the town website, available at the town clerk’s office or by email: ron@hydeparkvt.com.

Zoning permits are required prior to most land development activities so landowners are encouraged to contact the zoning office early in your planning process. The State of Vermont also requires that the town refer landowners to their permit specialist in Barre, VT at 802-476-0195.  One or more state permits are required for most land development.

2016 Zoning (Building) Permits consisted of:
4 – Single-Family Homes (History: 2015/10 homes; 2014/4; 2013/6; 2012/5, 2011/8)
0 – Apartments
7 – Outbuildings (unattached to primary residential structure); includes one seasonal camp
8 – Additions; Attached Garages, Decks or MH Replacements
4 – Boundary Line Adjustments (no new lots created)
1 – Fences and Signs
0 – Home Occupations
7 – Site Alterations; Fill (including accepting town ditch waste material); and Ponds
1 – Commercial Buildings or Change of Use to Commercial
1 – Setback Waivers Granted

Respectfully submitted,
Malcolm Teale, DRB Chair
Ron Rodjenski, Hyde Park Town Administrative Officer