Town of Norwich, Vermont

Town offices:

300 Main St.
(802) 649-1419


Planning Commission

The Norwich Planning Commission has seven members appointed by the Selectboard to four year terms. Their responsibilities are described in Vermont Statute (VSA 24) and include:

  • Preparing a town plan
  • Preparing zoning and subdivision regulations based on the town plan
  • Conducting studies on other planning issues
  • Making recommendations to the Selectboard

In conformance with Act 92 the Commission meets via Zoom. Video recordings of these and other related meetings are archived at:

Meeting schedules and agendas are posted on the bulletin boards in and in front of Tracy Hall and on this webpage (see sidebar and below). The Planning Commission typically meets the second Tuesday of the month.  The public is welcome at all meetings. For more information and to submit Correspondence to the Planning Commission, contact the Planning and Zoning Office.

Members – 4-year terms (year term ends)
Ernie Ciccotelli (2026)
Kris Clement (2024)
Vincent Crow (2026)
Jeff Goodrich, Vice Chair (2024)
Jaan Laaspere, Chair (2027)
Bob Pape (2025)
Mary Gorman (2027)

VCDP Planning Grant Public Hearing 03-19-2024

PC Special Meeting with Solar Siting Subcommittee, 04-16-2024
PC Solar Siting Subcommittee Agenda 04-16-2024 – Amended
PC Solar Siting Subcommittee Packet 04-16-2024 – Amended

Upcoming Meeting:  Regular Meeting on April 9, 2024 at 6:30PM
Planning Commission Agenda April 9, 2024
PC Packet 04-09-2024

Recent Agendas and Packets:
Older agendas and packets can be found HERE.
PC Special Meeting Agenda 03-19-2024
PC Packet 03-19-2024

Planning Commission Agenda March 12, 2024
PC Packet 03-12-2024
Planning Commission Agenda February 13, 2024
PC Packet 02-13-2024
Planning Commission Agenda January 23, 2024
Planning Commission Agenda January 9, 2024
PC Packet 01-09-2024
Planning Commission Special Meeting Agenda November 7, 2023
Planning Commission Special Meeting Packet 11-07-2023
Planning Commission Agenda October 10, 2023
PC Packet 10-10-2023
Planning Commission Meeting Packet 10-10-2023
Planning Commission Special Meeting Agenda September 19, 2023
PC Special Meeting Packet 09-19-2023
Planning Commission Agenda September 12, 2023
PC Packet 09-12-2023

Recent Minutes
Older minutes found HERE.
PC Minutes 04-09-2024 DRAFT

PC AHSC Joint Meeting for VCDP Public Hearing Minutes 03-19-2024 Draft

PC Minutes 03-12-2024 DRAFT
PC Minutes 02-13-2024 DRAFT
PC Minutes 01-23-2024 Final
PC Minutes 01-09-2024 Final
PC Minutes 12-12-2023 Final
PC Minutes 11-07-2023 F
PC Minutes 10-10-2023F
PC Special Meeting Minutes 2023-09-19F
PC Minutes 2023-09-12F

Planning Commission Documents

Quarterly Reports to the Selectboard
2020 Town Plan
2020 Town Plan Appendices
Planning Commission Bylaws Adopted 10-12-2021
GIS Analysis of Rural Development Patterns – 2022

Other planning documents available from the Planning and Zoning Department page

Planning Commission Subcommittees
Affordable Housing
Solar Siting
Land Use
Multi-Modal Transportation

To receive email notices of Planning Commission meetings, hearings, or announcements email requesting to be placed on the Town Email List

Current Regulations

Work in Progress



Subcommittee Material