Planning & Zoning Department

Zoning Bylaw Amendment


Notice is hereby given to the residents of the Town of Derby, VT that the Derby Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Selectboard Room of the Municipal Building, 124 Main Street Derby Center on Monday May 20, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.  This hearing will be held for public review of and comment on the revised zoning bylaw pursuant to Title 24 VSA, Chapter 117.

The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw revision is to provide for the future growth and development of the Town of Derby.  The revised zoning bylaw, if and when adopted, will affect the Village Commercial Derby Center (VCDC) zoning districts within the Town.

Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Add Private School as a Conditional Use in the Village Commercial Derby Center (VCDC) zoning district.

Copies of the proposed zoning bylaw revision may be obtained from the office of the Zoning Administrator.  Dated in Derby, Vermont, May 2, 2024.

Derby Planning Commission

Minutes & Agendas

Planning Documents (Bylaws, Town Plan, etc…)

 Bob Kelley – Zoning Administrator
124 Main Street, Derby VT 05829
Phone: (802) 766-2017        Fax: (802) 766-2410
 Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 7 am – 5 pm (Closed on Friday)

The Zoning Administrator is appointed by the Derby Selectboard for a 3 year term.  The current appointment expires in 2023.

The Zoning Administrator is available to assist applicants with the permitting process, to coordinate the Town’s development review programs and to provide staff support for the Planning Commission and Development Review Board.  The Zoning Administrator shall literally administer and strictly enforce the provisions of the Town of Derby Zoning Bylaw, and in doing so shall inspect developments, maintain records, and perform other related tasks as is necessary and appropriate.

The Planning Commission is responsible for writing the Zoning Bylaw and the Town Plan.  The Development Review Board is responsible for Site Plan Review of all commercial applications, Conditional Use Review, and Appeals.

Planning Commission Contact Information
Bob DeRoehn, Chair, PO Box 180, Derby, VT 05829, 766-4710
Hazen Converse, Vice-Chair, 1271 N Derby Rd, Newport, VT 05855, 280-5869
Carol Brown, 619 Goodall Rd, Derby Line, VT 05830, 895-4012
Bruce Penfield, 2769 Bushey Hill Rd, Newport, VT 05855, 249-7888
Joe Profera, PO Box 308, Derby, VT 05829, 766-5560

Development Review Board Contact Information
Joe Profera, Vice Chair, PO Box 308, Derby, VT  05829, 766-5560
Jim Bumps, 576 Shattuck Hill Road, Newport, VT 05855, 334-2804
Jeremy Davis, 2005 Herrick Road, Derby, VT 05829, 323-3078
Bob DeRoehn, PO Box 180, Derby, VT 05829, 766-4710

Adam Guyette, PO Box 51, Newport, VT 05855, 323-3370
Tanner Jacobs, 78 Kingsbury Circle Unit 42, Derby, VT 05829, 323-9011

Judy Nommik, 141 Lawson Rd., Newport, VT  05855, 766-2915