Planning Commission Public Hearing
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6:30 PM


West Windsor Planning Commission 

Notice of Public Hearing


Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §4441 and §4444, notice is hereby given of a public hearing by the West Windsor Planning Commission to hear comments regarding proposed amendments to the West Flood Hazard Area Bylaws. The public hearing will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, beginning at 6:30 pm.


You may attend the Public Hearing in-person at the following address:

West Windsor Town Hall

22 Brownsville-Hartland Road

West Windsor, Vermont 05089


Or with a computer or phone:

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 836 3648 1551
Passcode: 609949

By Phone: 646 558 8656


The proposed draft 2024 West Windsor Flood Hazard Area & River Corridor Bylaws are intended to replace the existing 2018 West Windsor Flood Hazard Area Bylaws, as most recently amended.


The purpose of the proposed draft 2024 West Windsor Flood Hazard Area & River Corridor Bylaws is to better align West Windsor’s hazard zone regulations with the most recent model regulations developed by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC). The major proposed changes are summarized below:

  •          Increase the structural elevation requirements for new structures, as well as substantially improved or substantially damaged structures, from 1’ above base flood elevation (BFE) to 2’ above BFE in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-mapped special flood hazard area (SFHA);
  •          Protect Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR)-mapped river corridors from new development and new encroachment;
  •          Require no net-loss of floodplain functions.


The Areas of West Windsor affected by the proposed bylaw amendment are the FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor, as mapped by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.


The full text of the amendments to the West Windsor Flood Hazard Area Bylaws and the Planning Commission’s report are available online at   A hard copy of the proposed amendments can be reviewed at the Town Office in the West Windsor Town Hall located at 22 Brownsville-Hartland Road; West Windsor, VT.