Town of Chittenden

PO Box 89

260 Chittenden Rd.


FAX: (802)483-2504




Regular Monthly Meeting

Monday, April 3, 2023 at  6:00 p.m.

Chittenden Town Office

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Meeting ID: 860 1357 3128

Passcode: 712151 

Planning Commissioners: Abigail Bradish, Ben Lucas, Gary Raymond, Jonathan Yacko, Lisa Purcell, Michael Kinsler, Sam Hall

Recording Secretary: Karen Webster


6:00    Call meeting to order

             Approve agenda

             Approve minutes of March 2023 meeting

             Select board updates 

Public comments


6:15    Old Business

Municipal Planning Grant – status report

Working Committees’ updates:

·         Natural Resources 

·         Community Infrastructure

Town Plan review – from Introduction thru Transportation (~pgs 5-36)

Town Plan process – outline steps, dates, roles and responsibilities


7:15 Commission members final thoughts

7:20 Adjourn             

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Dog tags and dump stickers are due April 1st.



“Per Vermont Law, all dogs, ages 6 months or older, MUST be licensed annually by April 1st with the town that they reside.”

The Vermont Homestead Declaration


By Vermont law, property owners whose homes meet the definition of a Vermont “homestead”

must file a Homestead Declaration annually by the April due date. If eligible, you must file so that you are correctly assessed the homestead tax rate on your property. This fact sheet will provide the information you need to know as a property owner about filing your Homestead Declaration.

The Homestead Declaration for 2023 is due April 18 and no later than

October 16. Your municipality may assess a penalty after the April due date.

What is the Vermont Homestead Declaration?

In Vermont, all property is subject to education property tax to pay for the state’s schools. For this purpose, property is categorized as either homestead or nonhomestead. A homestead is the principal dwelling and parcel of land surrounding the dwelling, owned and occupied by the resident as the person’s domicile.*

Properties are considered “nonhomestead,” unless declared as a “homestead.” The education

property tax rate levied on nonhomestead property differs from the rate levied on homestead

property. It is your legal responsibility as the property owner to claim the property as a homestead if you meet, or expect to meet, the following requirements:

• You are a Vermont resident.

• You own and occupy a homestead as your domicile as of April 1, 2023.

Note: If you meet these requirements, except that your homestead is leased to a tenant on April

1, 2023, you may still claim it as a homestead if it is not leased for more than 182 days in the 2023 calendar year.

* Domicile is a legal concept that has implications for Vermont income tax, the statewide education tax, and property tax adjustments. For the definition of “domicile”, see Vermont Reg.  1.5811(11)(A)(i) (


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