Monkton Planning Commission

Meeting Information

The Monkton Planning Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Monkton Town Hall.

The Planning Commission will often meet once a month in the summer; please check “MPC Agendas.” Agendas are posted a week before the meeting.

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Current Monkton Planning Commission Members:

  • John C. Brace, Sr.
  • Marilyn Cargil, Co-Chair
  • Peter Close
  • Foster Collette, Non-Voting Student Member
  • Gayle Chellis Grim
  • Wendy Sue Harper, Co-Chair
  • Ivor Hughes, Clerk
  • Lee Mahony

MPC Agendas

MPC Minutes

Project Reports

Town Plan and Unified Planning Documents

Planning Commission Bylaws

Unified Planning Document Adopted by the Planning Commission

Adopted Unified Planning Document 8.2.2016

Draft Unified Planning Document

Draft Unified Planning Document 8.1.2016

UPD Notice and Statement of Propose


New Posts

Informational Session and Public Hearing on Changes To The UPD

The Monkton Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 8:00 PM, Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Monkton Fire Station (3747 States Prison Hollow Road), to take public testimony on the proposed Amendments to the Unified Planning Document (that holds zoning and subdivision regulations).

There will be an informational session from 7:00 to 7:45PM on August 10th at the Fire House prior to the public hearing.

In the Zoning regulations, we restored language describing the RA 5 V district (section 230) that exists on the current zoning district map. The RA 5 V district permitted uses (section 275) and condition uses (290) were also restored.

We have updated the objectives and goals section for the Ridgeline Overlay District (section 230). We made the following changes to align our zoning with state requirements in section 340 for residential building energy standards.

We modified first cut language to identify who is eligible “by right” for a “first cut” (section 376).

The Planning Commission will discuss and vote on any proposed changes after this Public Hearing.

Please join us for this meeting so your voice can be heard as we continue to focus on the important work of updating our zoning regulations. We will also take written comments received by August 9th.

Red line version of UPD showing changes since UPD adopted on 11/8/2016 available here.

Final Report on Rock and Water Chemistry in Monkton

The Planning commission is please to tell you that a summary of Amanda N. Fishbin’s 2016 thesis on rock and water chemistry in Monkton is now available as is Amanda N. Fishbin’s complete thesis. It may be reviewed at:

You may also find it by going to the Monkton website at and then clicking on the: “Boards and Committees” and “Monkton Planning Commission” and “Project Reports” tabs.

It is in the first section under project reports, titled: “Vermont Geologic Mapping and Well Data Study for Monkton,” which also includes John Van Hoesen’s 2016 Final report summarizing the surficial geology and hydrogeology of Monkton, which has some amazing geologic and hydrologic maps of our town.

This work was completed thanks to a grant from the State of Vermont and the Vermont Geological Survey and the efforts of many volunteers in Monkton. Thank you all.

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