Development Review Board

Pownal's Development Review Board (DRB) is a (7) member board plus two alternates appointed by the Town of Pownal Select Board.

The DRB elects its own officers and adopts rules of procedure. Meetings are held at the call of the Chair or as determined by the Board. The DRB may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of material germane to any issue before the Board. The board keeps minutes of its proceedings and records the vote of each member on each question, which minutes are filed with the Town Clerk.

The DRB:
  1. Considers appeals from actions of the Zoning Administrator;
  2. Acts on requests for variances on appeal;
  3. Considers applications for conditional use permits;
  4. Considers applications for expansions or changes in nonconforming uses or structures;
  5. Reviews site development plans; and
  6. Reviews and approves subdivisions under the Town's Subdivision Regulations.
Due to the COVID-19 situation the DRB will not be meeting on their regularly scheduled meeting dates. All meetings will be warned, and placed on the town calendar.

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Current Roster

Term Expiration
John Bushee 3 yr2023
David Dence, Jr. 3 yr2022
Matthew Gardener 3 yr2021
Cindy Legge 3 yr2022
Michael Slattery - Vice Chair3 yr2021
Syd Smithers - Chair3 yr2021
Karl Strohmaier 3 yr2023
Scott Wells - alt.
Jim Winchester - alt.


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