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Planning & Zoning Board

What is a Planning Board?

The planning board is an organized group of selected members of the community in charge of carrying out the future needs, wants, and vision of a community. The Bethlehem Planning Board is an elected group of 7 people from the community, along with up to five alternates. The term is 3 years staggered. This planning board’s regulatory and non-regulatory functions include the creation of regulations (Regulatory Function) and the review of development applications.

Planning Board meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. All home businesses should consult with the planning board clerk. A conceptual plan for your business will be scheduled for a meet and greet with the Planning Board.

Bethlehem Planning Board Rules of Procedure

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Zoning Board of Adjustment carries out the rules governed by the state and the town. A special Exception or a Variance is done by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The board is made up of 5 community members elected every 3 years staggered, with up to 3 alternates in place. Zoning Board of Adjustment meets quarterly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the discretion of the Zoning Board Chair.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Rules of Procedure