Planning Commission

The Jericho Planning Commission (PC) is made up of seven volunteer-members appointed by the Select Board. We do our work through a lens which attempts to balance the public good with private rights and interests by listening to public input, researching issues and solutions, and following state and regional laws and guidelines.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the PC include:

  • Prepare the Comprehensive Plan, for consideration by the Selectboard. The Comprehensive Plan, also known as the Town Plan or Municipal Plan, describes the future visions and goals of the community, and it sets forth how the Town intends to achieve its goals.

  • Propose by-laws, for consideration by the Selectboard. The by-laws, also known as Land Use and Development regulations or zoning regulations, implement the growth and development goals of the community, and they must conform with the Town Plan.

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Public participation and comment is welcomed and encouraged. Click Here For PC Meeting Procedures

Other roles of the PC:

  • Advises the Selectboard and other Town committees (e.g. Conservation Commission, Trails Committee, Affordable Housing Committee) on planning topics, projects, and the capital program.

  • Assists town committees and staff with actions that will implement the visions and goals of the adopted Town Plan. Each town committee has a liaison on the Planning Commission so we remain apprised of each others' work.

The PC is assisted and guided by the Town Planner, who is a town employee. Through this collaboration the PC and Planner:

  • Collect information and recommend town policies related to land use and development, housing, public spaces, transportation, economic and social development, historic and scenic preservation, recreation, energy use and conservation, and natural resources protection.
  • Identify grants from government and nonprofits to fund projects.
  • Ensure Jericho complies with state planning goals and smart growth principles.

  • Work with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, our neighboring towns, and state agencies like the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Agency of Natural Resources.




Click on any of the buttons below to read the documents:

Click this link to view more planning documents on the Town Documents Page. You can also find all old versions of the Town Plan and Land Use Regulations Here. You can also find more Planning Documents on the sidebar of this page.



Here are some of our current projects - click on each image for more information.






Connecting Jericho Corners and Riverside - Multimodal Path










The Jericho Planning Commission (PC) is made up of seven volunteer-members appointed by the Select Board. We do our work through a lens which attempts to balance the public good with private rights and interests by listening to public input, researching issues and solutions, and following state and regional laws and guidelines.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the PC include:

  • Prepare the Comprehensive Plan, for consideration by the Selectboard. The Comprehensive Plan, also known as the Town Plan or Municipal Plan, describes the future visions and goals of the community, and it sets forth how the Town intends to achieve its goals.

  • Propose by-laws, for consideration by the Selectboard. The by-laws, also known as Land Use and Development regulations or zoning regulations, implement the growth and development goals of the community, and they must conform with the Town Plan.

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Public participation and comment is welcomed and encouraged. Click Here For PC Meeting Procedures

Other roles of the PC:

  • Advises the Selectboard and other Town committees (e.g. Conservation Commission, Trails Committee, Affordable Housing Committee) on planning topics, projects, and the capital program.

  • Assists town committees and staff with actions that will implement the visions and goals of the adopted Town Plan. Each town committee has a liaison on the Planning Commission so we remain apprised of each others' work.

The PC is assisted and guided by the Town Planner, who is a town employee. Through this collaboration the PC and Planner:

  • Collect information and recommend town policies related to land use and development, housing, public spaces, transportation, economic and social development, historic and scenic preservation, recreation, energy use and conservation, and natural resources protection.
  • Identify grants from government and nonprofits to fund projects.
  • Ensure Jericho complies with state planning goals and smart growth principles.

  • Work with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, our neighboring towns, and state agencies like the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Agency of Natural Resources.




Click on any of the buttons below to read the documents:

Click this link to view more planning documents on the Town Documents Page. You can also find all old versions of the Town Plan and Land Use Regulations Here. You can also find more Planning Documents on the sidebar of this page.



Here are some of our current projects - click on each image for more information.






Connecting Jericho Corners and Riverside - Multimodal Path










  • Planning Commission Meeting - March 15, 2022

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    The Planning Commission meets next on Tuesday March 15, 2022 at 7:00pm.

    The PC is holding their meeting in person at Town Hall and via Zoom. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

    • Participate in the meeting via Zoom: Attendees must click this link to register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsfuGgrTIuHtwTcYWqHVnM_MbBucn2Z0sv After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet or phone. Registration is quick and easy - you can register at any time.
    • MMCTV live video recording on Youtube: http://mtmansfieldctv.org/live-streams/ and on local Comcast cable channel 1076 and 1086. Note that these MMCTV options will not allow for live public comment.
    • Email public comments ahead of time to be delivered to the PC to Katherine Sonnick, Planning Director, at ksonnick@jerichovt.gov

    The PC will kick off the Official Map project with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. This project will identify trail and path locations throughout town. They will also review affordable housing data with the Affordable Housing Committee.

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting - February 15, 2022

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    The Planning Commission meets next on Tuesday February 15, 2022 at 7:00pm.

    The PC is holding their meeting via Zoom. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

    The PC will hear a summary of Vermont's Climate Action Plan from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission as well as a review of the ADU Portal and Preview of Housing Needs Assessment from the Affordable Housing Committee.

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting - February 1

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    The Planning Commission meets next on Tuesday February 1, 2022 at 7:00pm.

    The PC is holding their meeting fully remote, via Zoom. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

    • Participate in the meeting via Zoom: Attendees must click this link to register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuceugpzMqHNe9Kj2_iYxkAbw--UcCwXH7. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet or phone. Registration is quick and easy - you can register at any time.
    • MMCTV will not be live streaming this meeting on Youtube, but the recording of this meeting will be available on the MMCTV website as well as this website following the meeting.
    • Email public comments ahead of time to be delivered to the PC to Katherine Sonnick, Town Planner, at ksonnick@jerichovt.gov

    The PC will hear some updates from some training opportunities they have recently attending, including the Fish and Wildlife assessment of Town Plan, learn about climate action & resilience and the role of healthy forests and smart growth, and further discuss the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD).

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting - January 18, 2022

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    The Planning Commission meets next on Tuesday January 18, 2022 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

    The PC is holding their meeting in person and via Zoom. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

    • Attend the meeting in person at Town Hall. Pease note that masking is required for all in Town Hall.
    • Participate in the meeting via Zoom: Attendees must click this link to register in advance: : https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvc-ytrTkuG9f_I3nfr13B2fYVk7zvrcd2. (External link)After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet or phone. Registration is quick and easy - you can register at any time.
    • MMCTV live video recording on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MMCTV15/live and live on the MMCTV local Comcast Cable Channel 1086. Note that these MMCTV options will not allow for live public comment.
    • Email public comments ahead of time to be delivered to the PC to Katherine Sonnick, Planning Director, at ksonnick@jerichovt.gov

    The PC will discuss their work plan for the year, a potential opportunity to work with the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), the recent results of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) survey that was conducted, and how to assist the Selectboard in the zoning amendment process. To find out more to the Zoning amendment process, Click here.

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting January 4, 2021

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    The Planning Commission meets next on Tuesday January 4, 2021 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

    The PC is holding their meeting in person and via Zoom. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

    • Attend the meeting in person at Town Hall. Pease note that masking is required for all public in Town Hall.
    • Participate in the meeting via Zoom: Attendees must click this link to register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuf-mgqzMuEtM_nmbck3yxpot0lblgyMw4. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet or phone. Registration is quick and easy - you can register at any time.
    • MMCTV live video recording on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MMCTV15/live and live on the MMCTV local Comcast Cable Channel 1086. Note that these MMCTV options will not allow for live public comment.
    • Email public comments ahead of time to be delivered to the PC to Katherine Sonnick, Planning Director, at ksonnick@jerichovt.gov

    The PC will discuss their next projects, how to assist the Selectboard in the zoning amendment process. To find out more to the Zoning amendment process, Click here.

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Public Hearing - December 14

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    The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on draft Zoning amendments related to affordable housing on Tuesday December 14 at 7:00 pm.

    This meeting is being held in person at Town Hall (67 Route 15) and via Zoom.

    To participate in the meeting via Zoom, attendees must click the link below to register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqduqrqzkoG9NGLWMzwO62am3xIe19JnvC

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Masking is required in Town Hall.

    More detail about these amendments and the planning process related to the amendments can be found on the 2021 Zoning Review webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting - November 16

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    The Planning Commission meets next on Tuesday November 16, 2021 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

    The PC is holding their meeting in person and via Zoom. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

    • Attend the meeting in person at Town Hall. Pease note that masking is required for all public in Town Hall.
    • Participate in the meeting via Zoom: Attendees must click this link to register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf--tqzoiGNWVx7_idYiapaIIbBuyySIb. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet or phone. Registration is quick and easy - you can register at any time.
    • MMCTV live video recording on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MMCTV15/live and live on the MMCTV local Comcast Cable Channel 1086. Note that these MMCTV options will not allow for live public comment.
    • Email public comments ahead of time to be delivered to the PC to Katherine Sonnick, Planning Director, at ksonnick@jerichovt.gov

    The PC will discuss zoning amendments related to affordable housing, specifically Accessory Dwelling Units, Planned Unit Developments, and updating the Zoning Use table. They will possibly warn for a public hearing on these draft changes. Click here to link to the draft zoning documents

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting - November 2

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    The Planning Commission meets next on Tuesday October 19, 2021 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

    The PC is holding their meeting in person and via Zoom. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

    • Attend the meeting in person at Town Hall. Pease note that masking is required for all public in Town Hall.
    • Participate in the meeting via Zoom: Attendees must click this link to register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtce-qrj4sHdfLyWg9DbpXO5hcTneCh6-1. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet or phone. Registration is quick and easy - you can register at any time.
    • MMCTV live video recording on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MMCTV15/live and live on the MMCTV local Comcast Cable Channel 1086. Note that these MMCTV options will not allow for live public comment.
    • Email public comments ahead of time to be delivered to the PC to Katherine Sonnick, Planning Director, at ksonnick@jerichovt.gov

    The PC will discuss zoning amendments related to affordable housing, specifically Accessory Dwelling Units, Planned Unit Developments, and updating the Zoning Use table. Click here to link to the draft zoning documents

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting - October 19

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    The Planning Commission meets next on Tuesday October 19, 2021 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

    The PC is holding their meeting in person and via Zoom. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

    • Attend the meeting in person at Town Hall. Pease note that masking is required for all public in Town Hall.
    • Participate in the meeting via Zoom: Attendees must click this link to register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkd-2sqDIvE9IKaNMY38W-hcaf68AlbWYH. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet or phone. Registration is quick and easy - you can register at any time.
    • MMCTV live video recording on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MMCTV15/live and live on the MMCTV local Comcast Cable Channel 1086. Note that these MMCTV options will not allow for live public comment.
    • Email public comments ahead of time to be delivered to the PC to Katherine Sonnick, Planning Director, at ksonnick@jerichovt.gov

    The PC will first hear from a Jericho resident about residential water use issues. Next they will discuss zoning amendments related to affordable housing, specifically Accessory Dwelling Units, Planned Unit Developments, and updating the Zoning Use table.

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

  • Planning Commission Meeting October 5

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    The Planning Commission meets next on Tuesday October 5, 2021 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. (Please note the half hour earlier starting time)

    The PC is holding their meeting in person and via Zoom. Public comment at this meeting is welcomed and encouraged using the following methods:

    • Attend the meeting in person at Town Hall. Pease note that masking is required for all public in Town Hall.
    • Participate in the meeting via Zoom: Attendees must click this link to register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMldu6prjguGtCRo4OfctVvVcrBqDAUeyZ9. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via computer, tablet or phone. Registration is quick and easy - you can register at any time.
    • MMCTV live video recording on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MMCTV15/live and live on the MMCTV local Comcast Cable Channel 1086. Note that these MMCTV options will not allow for live public comment.
    • Email public comments ahead of time to be delivered to the PC to Katherine Sonnick, Planning Director, at ksonnick@jerichovt.gov

    The PC will hold a joint meeting with the Underhill Planning Commission. On the agenda is a discussion on current projects, a Q&A period and discussion of shared issues, such as Riverside/Underhill Flats and natural resources. Following the joint meeting the Jericho PC will meet for a bit to discuss pursuing an opportunity for a Bylaw Modernization grant for affordable housing,

    The full PC agenda is available to view on the PC webpage.

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