Waterbury, Vermont News http://www.waterburyvt.com/ en_US Waterbury, Vermont Sun, 13 Oct 2019 00:36:02 -0400 Sun, 13 Oct 2019 00:36:02 -0400 TYPO3 EXT:news news-150 Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:25:00 -0400 Main Street Reconstruction https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/main-street-reconstruction/ See all the latest news on the Main Street reconstruction project.
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  • Updates will also be posted on Front Porch Forum, announced on WDEV, and printed weekly in the Waterbury Record
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    news-164 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:06:18 -0400 Waterbury Development Review Board Positions Available https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/waterbury-development-review-board-positions-avail-1/ The Development Review Board (DRB) for the Town of Waterbury has one member and two alternate positions open, to be filled by appointment by the Waterbury Select Board. The Development Review Board (DRB) for the Town of Waterbury has one member and two alternate positions open, to be filled by appointment by the Waterbury Select Board. The DRB is a quasi-judicial body that has the regulatory function of reviewing permit applications for commercial projects, larger subdivisions, residential Planned Unit (cluster) Developments, and projects in the Ridgelines/Hillsides/Steep Slopes overlay district. The DRB typically meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month for approximately two hours. For further information, or to apply for this volunteer position, please contact Dina Bookmyer-Baker, Zoning Administrator, at 802-244-1018, or e-mail: dbookmyerbaker@ waterburyvt.com.

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    news-155 Wed, 01 May 2019 11:08:50 -0400 Proposed Interim Sign Bylaw Amendments https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/proposed-interim-sign-bylaw-amendments/ The Select Board for the Town of Waterbury will convene a Public Hearing on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 7:10 p.m. at the Steele Community Room at the Waterbury Municipal Center, 28 N. Main St., to consider and receive public comment on Draft Interim Sign Bylaw Amendments dated May 2, 2019. The draft bylaws can be read here.  The purpose of these interim sign bylaws is to protect the general public welfare and provide for orderly physical and economic growth of the area in the vicinity of the Main Street Reconstruction project. These bylaws are intended to assist businesses in the Main Street Reconstruction area in promoting their services and products, and to advertise the fact that they are open for business during the period of time that the Main Street Reconstruction Project is in process.  A copy of the Draft Interim Sign Bylaw Amendments may be examined at the municipal offices, 28 N. Main St. in Waterbury, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by calling Steve Lotspeich, the Community Planner at 244-1012.

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    news-154 Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:39:12 -0400 Request for Proposals for Historic Sites & Structures Survey for Farrar’s Addition https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/request-for-proposals-for-historic-sites-structure/ The Town of Waterbury is seeking the services of a consulting firm to conduct a Historic Sites & Structures Survey and nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for the proposed Farrar’s Addition Historic District. This proposed District is to the northwest of the existing Waterbury Village Historic District.  The preparation of this survey and nomination will serve as the basis for an application to the State of Vermont and the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service to have the proposed District listed on the State and National Registers.  

    The focus of the attached Request for Proposals (RFP) is the preparation of the survey and nomination for the proposed Farrar’s Addition Historic District shown in the attached map.  The scope of the RFP includes a survey of all the buildings in this area and a recommendation on whether each building will contribute to the Historic District or not. 

    The deadline for submittal of proposals is Friday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m.  For further information or questions contact Steve Lotspeich, Community Planner at 802-244-1012 or via e-mail at slotspeich@ waterburyvt.com .  

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    news-153 Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:39:39 -0400 Request for Proposals Available for Waterbury Community Center Feasibility Study https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/request-for-proposals-available-for-waterbury-comm/ The Town of Waterbury is seeking the services of a consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study for a new community center that would provide affordable opportunities for an inter-generational, multi-functional facility. A Waterbury Visioning Summit sponsored by Revitalizing Waterbury in January, 2018 indicated a desire to have shared space and programs available for seniors, children, teens, adults and families.  Revitalizing Waterbury, the Children's Room and the Waterbury Area Senior Center are active partners in this feasibility study.  The Request for Proposals can be found here.

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    news-146 Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:52:21 -0500 Re-write of the Waterbury Zoning and Subdivision Bylaws https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/re-write-of-the-waterbury-zoning-and-subdivision-b/ The Waterbury Planning Commission has been working on re-writing Waterbury’s Zoning and Subdivision Bylaws. The Town obtained a Municipal Planning Grant and hired the planning consultant, Brandy Saxton of the firm Place Sense in 2017.  With guidance from the Planning Commission and staff, Ms. Saxton prepared a complete initial draft of re-written Unified Development Bylaws that includes all the zoning, subdivision, flood hazard, and sign bylaws.  The current zoning maps have also been revised with input from the Planning Commission, staff, and the responses to a public opinion survey carried out in 2017 as part of the grant funded project.   

    The draft text, maps, and report on the public opinion survey are available at the following links:

    Unified Development Bylaws text

    Town of Waterbury Zoning Map

    Waterbury Village Zoning Map (enlargement)

    Waterbury 2017 Zoning Community Survey Report  

    Paper copies of these documents are also available at the Municipal Offices.  Written comments on the draft bylaws and maps will be shared with the Planning Commission and can be submitted to:

    Steve Lotspeich, Community Planner
    Town of Waterbury
    28 N. Main St., Suite 1
    Waterbury, VT  05676
    e-mail:  slotspeich@ waterburyvt.com

    STATUS OF PROJECT AND NEXT STEPS:

    The Planning Commission completed their work on the Municipal Plan that was adopted by the Select Board on December 3, 2018.  The Planning Commission has resumed their work on the initial draft of the Unified Development Bylaws.  The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and the meetings are open to the general public.  The agendas and minutes for the meetings are available on this website via the home page.  If you would like to be added to the e-mail distribution list for the Planning Commission agendas please contact Steve Lotspeich by e-mail or phone. 

    The Planning Commission will hold at least one informal public meeting to present the draft bylaws and solicit additional public comments later on this year once they have gone through the entire draft document and made additional changes.  Once the Planning Commission finalizes their draft, they will hold at least one warned public hearing.  After they finalize and approve their draft of the bylaws, the document will be forwarded to the Select Board.  Typically the Select Board holds at least one public hearing, makes any further amendments to the draft, and ultimately adopts the regulations.  It is anticipated that this process will take at least until the end of 2019.

    If you have any questions regarding this process or would like to discuss the draft bylaws, please call Steve Lotspeich at (802) 244-1012 or send an e-mail to slotspeich@ waterburyvt.com .

       

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    news-144 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:38:00 -0500 Vermont State Police Activity Report - Waterbury Resident Trooper Project https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/vermont-state-police-activity-report-waterbury-res/ As part of the VSP Resident Trooper Project, the town will be receiving monthly reports on services provided by the Vermont State Police. Click here to review all reports.

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    news-143 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:34:03 -0400 Traffic Updates for the Town of Waterbury https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/traffic-updates-for-the-town-of-waterbury/ Information on Waterbury’s traffic status for this weekend and the next two weeks
  • Temporary underpass closure and detour Sunday August 26th:  The underpass for the railroad bridge on Main Street by the Waterbury Roundabout will be closed on Sunday, August 26th between 8am to approximately 4pm while the new art installation on the railroad bridge takes place.  The detour to access the downtown from the roundabout will be on Union Street to Stowe Street and back to Main Street.  Traffic control and signage will be available to assist travelers. 
  •  Contractors for the Town of Waterbury will be repairing a bridge on Guptil Road between Kneeland Flats Road and Grenier's Farm Stand. This will result in one lane traffic near the log cabin for approximately two weeks. This area will have plenty of warning signs in advance of the lane closure and has good visibility to see both sides for stopped and oncoming traffic flow. Please be aware of this project and pay attention to the warning signs. Workers will be on the site during the day but not at night. Drive slowly and stop where directed.
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