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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 24 : Municipal and County Government

Chapter 117 : Municipal and Regional Planning and Development

Subchapter 005 : Municipal Development Plan

(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 4387)
  • § 4387. Readoption of plans

    (a) All plans, including all prior amendments, shall expire every eight years unless they are readopted according to the procedures in section 4385 of this title.

    (b)(1) A municipality may readopt any plan that has expired or is about to expire. Prior to any readoption, the planning commission shall review and update the information on which the plan is based, and shall consider this information in evaluating the continuing applicability of the plan. In its review, the planning commission shall:

    (A) consider the recommendations of the regional planning commission provided pursuant to subdivision 4350(c)(2) of this title;

    (B) engage in community outreach and involvement in updating the plan;

    (C) consider consistency with the goals established in section 4302 of this title;

    (D) address the required plan elements under section 4382 of this title;

    (E) evaluate the plan for internal consistency among plan elements, goals, objectives, and community standards;

    (F) address compatibility with the regional plan and the approved plans of adjoining municipalities; and

    (G) establish a program and schedule for implementing the plan.

    (2) The readopted plan shall remain in effect for the ensuing eight years unless earlier readopted.

    (c) Upon the expiration of a plan, all bylaws and capital budgets and programs then in effect shall remain in effect, but shall not be amended until a plan is in effect.

    (d) The fact that a plan has not been approved shall not make it inapplicable, except as specifically provided by this chapter. Bylaws, capital budgets, and programs shall remain in effect, even if the plan has not been approved. (Added 1967, No. 334 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. March 23, 1968; amended 1975, No. 164 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1981, No. 132 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 1987, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 14, eff. July 1, 1989; 1989, No. 280 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 2015, No. 90 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)