Rule Changes

From time to time, even the town's rules need to be changed. The following applications represent the various ways that land developers, residents or town staff can amend the rules or challenge a decision that has been made.

Appeals/Variances

Appeals/Variances can be filed if an applicant disagrees with a ruling (usually of denial) made by the Board of Trustees, Planning Commission or town staff. Appeals are presented to the Board of Adjustment for final determination.

Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Comprehensive Plan Amendment occurs when the town’s long range plan for the future needs to be changed due to obsolescence, conflicts with current proposals or for maintenance purposes.

Land Use Code Amendment

Land Use Code Amendment occurs when the town’s set of ordinances and regulations needs to be changed due to obsolescence, conflicts with current proposals or for maintenance purposes.

Minor Modifications

Minor Modifications can be requested more frequently than waivers or variances, but only for numerical rule deviations. town staff can consider and approve minor modifications.

Waivers

Waivers can be requested in relatively rare cases when a resident or land developer disagrees with a particular rule or regulation found in the town’s Land Use Code and wants to change it to benefit a project application. Waivers are reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees.