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2017 Barnet Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning

The Town of Barnet will procure architectural, engineering, and historic preservation services to develop a plan and budget for locating the town offices to the McIndoe Falls Academy.


$26,000.00 $20,000.00 $6,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Plan for restoration and reuse of the historic Academy Building at McIndoe Falls
2017 Bennington Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning
The project is a transportation infrastructure study that will focus on barriers to walking and bicycling in an area within Bennington’s Designated Growth Center. The study will identify problems and recommend short and long term solutions. 
$8,000.00 $8,000.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Conceptual study with solutions shown graphically, of how to improve bicycle and pedestrian connections along a key cooridor connecting two parts of the town
2017 Berkshire Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
Update bylaw to conform with Town Plan, including analysis and public outreach meeting planning goals for agricultural and forest land protection and encouraging compact mixed use development in the village districts.
$14,067.00 $12,045.00 $2,022.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Rural town zoning update process involved a build-out process that may be of interest to other small towns.
2017 Bradford Planning for Desigated Area
The project will provide planning guidance and public education through a build-out study for the designated Village Center and Lower Plain Commercial District (LPC) as well as carrying capacity of both areas.
$26,000.00 $20,000.00 $6,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Study to determine economic development opportunities and landuse policy changes in and around the village needed to support those opportunities.
2017 Cabot Planning for Desigated Area
The Town of Cabot will evaluate the constraints and opportunities for Cabot’s Designated Village Center and create a detailed economic development plan to help revitalize the village and reestablish it as the economic and civic hub of the community.
$25,989.00 $19,993.00 $5,996.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Recommendations for revitalizing and increasing economic activity in a village that was losing key businesses.
2017 Concord Economic Development Planning
Grant funds will improve the connections with the Kingdom Trails biking network to give visitors at the Burke Mountain Resort more opportunities to visit Concord village businesses. 
$7,090.27 $6,930.00 $160.27 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Step by step workplan for forming a local non-profit devoted to improving outdoor recreational opportunities.
2017 Cornwall Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
Cornwall will obtain expert assistance to update our zoning and subdivision regulations so that they resonate with our most current Town Plan policies. Our project goal is to have an up- to-date, unified document. 
$18,680.00 $15,120.00 $3,560.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Unified development regulations that overhaul the bylaws and implement the plan for a rural community.
2017 Hardwick Planning for Desigated Area
Determine infrastructure needs for future growth of businesses; conduct a feasibility study for shared commercial space, makers' space and fulfillment and distribution space for local businesses.
$20,000.00 $16,000.00 $4,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Determined the feasiblity of a local business incubator for farm and forest products and conducted a preliminary site evaluation, resulting in a phased approach that at full build out is targetted to add $500,000 to the local economy every year
2017 Highgate Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning
The town will hire experts to help it explore options to renovate, expand or construct a new library and community center in the village.
$13,357.85 $11,589.76 $1,768.90 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Concept Studies for library/community center expansion. Effective community engagement.
2017 Irasburg Municipal Plan
Irasburg is developing its first town plan. The planning commission will require significant professional support to develop the best possible town plan that meets state planning goals, new planning requirements of Act 174, and community needs. 
$10,150.00 $8,000.00 $2,150.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget First town plan for Irasburg, strong public participation and emphasis on enhanced energy plan.
2017 Jamaica Municipal Plan
Town hires consultant to assist with required update of the Jamaica Town Plan, i.e. missing element #12, flood resiliency, and revitalization of the historic village centers of Jamaica and Rawsonville, and village infrastructure improvements.
$8,000.00 $8,000.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Plan adopted November 2017
2017 Jeffersonville Special Projects for Designated Areas
The Village will update its Flood Hazard Regulations in light of experience and current best practice.
$8,000.00 $8,000.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Updated Flood Hazard Regulations for the village to clarify issues like fill vs. grading, prexisting structures, etc. Simple illustrations added to help convey concepts.
2017 Manchester Planning for Desigated Area
Manchester will hire a consultant to conduct a charrette and create a physical master plan for downtown, including our designated village center, that integrates prior planning and illustrates an inspirational, shared community vision for the future.
$25,000.00 $19,333.00 $5,667.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Plan for the downtown, focussed on designs alternatives for specific sites, broad improvements, and concensus on overall goals.
2017 Peacham Municipal Plan
The Town of Peacham will obtain expert assistance to develop its town plan and conduct a robust and inclusive community outreach program, designed to maximize the number of engaged residents, local businesses and organizations in this process.
$6,465.00 $6,465.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Good survey and community outreach benefitted from work with a VCRD Community Visit.
2017 Ryegate Municipal Plan
The Town of Ryegate is seeking grant funds to hire NVDA to update the municipal plan to address weaknesses and opportunities identified in the 2013 consultation, as well as new statutory requirements.
$7,160.00 $7,160.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget  
2017 St. Albans City Master Plan
The purpose of this project is to engage in an inclusive process that involves multiple stakeholders in short-term and long-term visioning for beloved Taylor Park in Downtown St. Albans and to produce visuals and a plan for needed improvements.
$26,000.00 $20,000.00 $6,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Study to determine long-term improvements for the park that serves as downtown St. Albans' green.
2017 Starksboro Municipal Plan
Updates and amendment to Starksboro's expired Town Plan will focus on statutory updates including flood resiliency and all hazards mitigation, renewable energy siting standards, map and data updates. Completion anticipated to be fall of 2017.
$9,100.00 $8,733.00 $367.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Well-organized rural town plan.
2017 Waterbury Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
A consultant will be hired to assist with re-writing certain Articles in the Waterbury Zoning Regulations, The project will include a public opinion survey and public meetings.  The product will be draft amendments to the bylaws including the maps.
$20,000.00 $16,000.00 $4,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Comprehensive update of land use regulations, addressing zoning districts, administrative and DRB review processes, sign regulations and rural/urban development.
2017 Waterford Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The  project will undertake the focused analysis and public outreach necessary to achieve publicly supported zoning changes that will promote the Town's goals for land use, housing, and flood resiliency, as articulated in the 2016 Town Plan.
$7,180.00 $7,180.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Rural zoning update accompanied by an effective public outreach - survey and info/feedback sessions.
2017 Windsor Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
Windsor will obtain expert assistance to facilitate a public planning process and develop updates to the zoning bylaws to promote compact, walkable development and to address conflicts with the 2014 Town Plan.
$9,000.00 $8,667.00 $333.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Bylaw improvements for downtown to support existing pattern of development.
2017 Wolcott Municipal Plan
The Town will hire Lamoille County PC  to assist with the update of Wolcott’s Town Plan. Wolcott will also utilize a flood model developed for Lamoille River to create alternatives for reducing flood impacts in critical areas of the Town.
$13,000.00 $11,333.00 $1,667.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Town plan amendments with adding clear implementation actions and referencing Flood Mitigation Alternatives Evaluation also funded through this grant.
2016 Bakersfield Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
Update the current bylaw to complete the following tasks: ensure compliance with recent changes to state statute, ensure compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program requirements; and consider adoption of River Corridors as mapped.
$7,930.00 $7,930.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget This bylaw overhaul includes well-organized charts and updates the dimensional and density requirements for the village and rural areas.
2016 Bennington Trail Mapping
Develop web-based and print trail map of hiking and biking trails in Bennington for broad distribution online and in print, establish ongoing relationship with property owners, and develop trail improvement and extension recommendations.
$7,749.00 $7,749.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Broad public engagement resulted in an online trail map - a useful recreational and economic development tool.
2016 Bolton Municipal Plan
Develop a concise, user-friendly town plan using DHCD’s new planning manual. A community profile and community-defined priorities will be used to establish clear goals, policies and actions. The plan will be formatted for print/web publication.
$26,000.00 $20,000.00 $6,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Bolton applied the processes recommended in the Planning Manual to actively engage citizens in creating a new town plan.
2016 Brighton Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning
Brighton seeks to retain architect Black River Design (BRD) to continue planning for Phase II of renovations to the Town Hall. BRD would develop options for placement of the stage, incorporating an elevator and using the now-vacant third floor.
$13,707.00 $11,805.00 $1,902.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Town made progress towards addressing access and reuse of a prominent 3-story historic building in the village.
2016 Canaan Municipal Plan
The Town will hire a consultant to update the Plan to ensure that it conforms to current state laws and regulations, to organize the document to be more user-friendly, to update maps and references, and to incorporate needed updates.
$7,948.00 $7,948.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Canaan's new town plan identifies village revitalization as an economic development approach.
2016 Duxbury Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
Hire a consultant to review Duxbury’s town plan and zoning bylaws, evaluate whether the bylaws align with the plan's provisions, and provide specific recommendations for needed zoning changes so the bylaws conform to the plan.
$16,000.00 $13,333.00 $2,667.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Duxbury's bylaw update involved measuring the actual and proposed dimensional requirements for the village to determine what works.
2016 East Montpelier Planning for Desigated Area
We will develop a Master Plan for East Montpelier Village. The plan will: allow us to develop village zoning for the Designated Village Center and surrounding neighborhoods; and, guide us in making capital investments in the village zoning district.
$22,435.00 $17,623.00 $4,812.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget The village master planning project included a successful public outreach component that involved school children and set the town up for zoning changes in and outside the village.
2016 Enosburg Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The goal with a public involvement program is to revise the Village Land Use Regulations to promote business development, encourage responsible community growth and incorporate contemporary issues such as clean energy and flood resiliency measures.
$7,995.00 $7,995.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Bylaw update addresses river corridor protection and updates village uses and requirements.
2016 Fairfax Planning for Desigated Area
Build on earlier studies to envision, evaluate, & prioritize possible projects to modify the gateways to the Fairfax Village Center and identify options for cost effective traffic-calming enhancements.
$12,505.00 $11,003.00 $1,502.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Used drones and other means to engage community in addressing village gateways, traffic calming and placemaking.
2016 Fairlee Planning for Desigated Area
The project will provide planning guidance and public education through a build-out study of the proposed Unified Development Bylaw for the designated Village Center. It will also initiate a sustainable carrying capacity of that area.
$10,400.00 $9,600.00 $800.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Created a build-out method to determine if existing zoning regulations constrained village growth. While it was found to limit the form of development, lack of sewage treatment facilities were found to be a much greater constraint.
2016 Greensboro Municipal Plan
Hire NVDA personnel to coordinate public outreach for a comprehensive community assessment which will serve as the foundation of the 2018 Greensboro Town Plan update.  Focus in this assessment will be on the housing, energy, and land use elements.
$7,872.00 $7,872.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Produced a town plan survey that is useful for towns where a majority of residents are seasonal. Partnership with UVM Geography Department resulted in student study of housing and commuting that may be relevant to other rural towns.
2016 Groton Municipal Plan
The Town of Groton will hire assistance to help them develop a new town plan to replace the expired 2009 plan.
$7,629.00 $7,629.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Notable survey and format for inplementation strategies. Plan identifies need for wastewater solutions in the village.
2016 Hancock Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning
This project will provide a draft 5-year capital improvement plan for the town, consistent with the town plan, and with public input.
$7,950.00 $7,950.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Example of a small town Capital Budget and Program that focusses on managing the expenses for public building maintenance.
2016 Hartford Planning for Desigated Area
Hire a consultant to conduct a parking management study for Downtown White River Jct. (DWRJ) that includes a Transportation Demand Manage. component. The project will help ensure continued revitalization of DWRJ while avoiding a parking shortage.
$26,000.00 $20,000.00 $6,000.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Study resulted in analysis and dowtown parking solutions.
2016 Holland Municipal Plan
Grant funding will cover: inventory and mapping for review and analysis by the PC & Town in preparation of a new draft plan; final mapping including a revised use map/plan, development constraints and flood resilience map/plan; printing costs/notices.
$2,810.00 $2,810.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget The updated town plan effectively addresses issues that a small town can influence.
2016 Hubbardton Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The Town of Hubbardton will hire a consultant to: 1. revise the Municipal Plan so that it includes a Flood Resiliency chapter and energy siting standards.   2. Revise the zoning regulations so that they incorporate the 2004 Legislative updates.
$10,985.00 $9,990.00 $995.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Town plan process used as a way to build community in rural town. Used door to door invitations as way to bring people together to discuss common issues and form a vision.
2016 Johnson Natural Resource Inventory
Hire a consultant to create a baseline of natural resources data to facilitate the direction of efforts to preserve and protect natural features, and to provide a basis for future natural resource definition and quantification.
$16,971.00 $13,981.00 $2,990.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Johnson's Natural Resources Inventory will be used to implement the town plan through measures that protect critical land and water resources.
2016 Manchester Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The Town of Manchester will plan and conduct a public involvement program to develop a new land use and development ordinance to more effectively implement smart growth, housing, economic development and conservation goals set forth in the town plan.
$20,150.00 $16,100.00 $4,050.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Overhaul of the land use regulations resulted in well-organized use and dimensional tables, redistricting and changes to density that reinforce the village and rural character.
2016 Newbury Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
This project seeks to implement the newly adopted Newbury Town Plan by bringing their land use regulations into conformance with it.
$15,000.00 $12,667.00 $2,333.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Created simple unified land use regulations for a small town.
2016 Panton Municipal Plan
The project will hire a consultant (ACRPC) to accomplish the updating and rewriting of sections of the Town Plan to conform to statutory requirements and our current town planning needs and issues.
$11,130.00 $10,087.00 $1,043.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Well-organized small town plan with clear and informative maps.
2016 Rutland Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
Work with consultants to develop stormwater and stream corridor standards and procedures, review the municipal code for opportunities to streamline or improve efficiency, incorporate stormwater and stream regulations, and conduct landowner outreach.
$25,684.00 $19,789.00 $5,895.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Example of a town without zoning adopting a stormwater ordinance controlling development along rivers and streams. Public engagement involved direct outreach to landowners.
2016 Shaftsbury Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
The project will produce bylaws that are coherent, without contradiction, easily navigated, and reflective of the Town’s land use history and citizen expectations.
$12,525.00 $11,017.00 $1,508.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Updated village zoning regulations.
2016 South Hero Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
South Hero will hire expert guidance to develop draft, updated Zoning & Sub-Division Regulations to conform to the newly adopted Town Plan. Community involvement will help determine if form-based code should be included in the draft regulations.
$17,700.00 $14,467.00 $3,233.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Updated bylaw includes charts and diagrams that help explain zoning and subdivision review and establishes clear standards for village and rural areas.
2016 St. Johnsbury Planning for Desigated AreaConsultants will prepare a concept plan for public access to the Passumpsic River from the designated downtown, focusing on parcels in the area between the Portland St. Bridge to a point just south of its confluence with the Sleepers River.... $8,000.00 $8,000.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget The St. Johnsbury Riverfront Conceptual Access Study identified ways to connect the downtown to the river and networks of local and regional trails.
2016 Stockbridge Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
This project seeks to implement the newly adopted Stockbridge Town Plan by bringing their land use regulations into conformance with it.
$9,504.00 $9,003.00 $501.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Bylaw updates included fine-tuning requirements for commercial establishments.
2016 Weathersfield Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
This project involves a zoning bylaw update project that engages in a public outreach effort to inform the amendments that are needed to conform with new policies in the Town Plan and implement the new Flood Resilience Chapter.
$9,410.00 $8,940.00 $470.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Updated the flood regulations and village development standards.
2016 West Windsor Zoning and Subdivision Bylaw
This project will result in creating Unified Development Bylaws as well as strategic amendments that are needed in order to conform with elements of the new Town Plan and implement the new flood resilience recommendations from the Town Plan.
$9,360.00 $8,907.00 $453.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Reorganized to create unified development bylaws.
2016 Westford Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning
Hire consultants/engineers to confirm wastewater disposal capacity and assist in developing financing options for final design, construction, and operation/maintenance in order to develop a community wastewater system to serve the Town Center Area.
$15,866.00 $13,244.00 $2,622.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Studied capacity for wastewater disposal on a town-acquired parcel in the village and prepared scenarios for financing a village wastewater system to promote village revitalization and housing options.
2016 Wolcott Infrastructure or Capital Improvement Planning
Hire a consultant to conduct a Solar Feasibility Study for the Wolcott Town Landfill to support municipal building operations in the designated village center, and explore opportunities for village/town residents to purchase local, renewable energy.
$8,000.00 $8,000.00 $0.00 Link to Grant Products Link to Application Workplan and Budget Investigated the potential of the town landfill for a solar power generation. Worked with the Fish and Wildlife department on deer wintering areas in regards to removing trees that could shade the solar arrays.