Planning Commission

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Regular Meetings

The Planning Commission’s regular meetings are on the second and fourth Monday of each month—except Holidays when it shifts to the immediately following Tuesday. The meetings begin at 5:30 pm and are held in the City Council Chambers with streaming available online and broadcast on ORCA Media. Meeting Agendas are posted at City Hall, at the Kellogg Hubbard Library, at the Senior Center, and on the City’s website here: The Commission may also schedule special meetings, subcommittee meetings, or workshops in addition to its regular schedule.

Most meetings are aired on ORCA Cable TV channel 17, which serves the Montpelier area. All meeting rooms and facilities in City Hall are accessible to persons with disabilities, including headphones in the Council Chambers for persons with hearing impairments. For evening meetings, the rear entrance to the building should be used. On occasion, meetings need to take place outside of City Hall, see Agendas for location.

Members are urged to let staff know as early as possible if they will be unable to attend a scheduled meeting so arrangements can be made to ensure a quorum.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View all Agendas and Minutes


  • Aaron Kisicki
  • Maria Arsenlis
  • Ariane Kissam
  • Kirby Keeton, Chair
  • Gabriel Lajeunesse
  • Bryan Mills
  • Carlton Anderson

About the Commission

The Planning Commission consists of 7 members appointed by the City Council for 2-year terms. Commissioners perform planning functions and duties as required by the City charter, City Zoning and Subdivision Regulations, State law (24 VSA § 4325), and the City Council.

At its meeting on July 24, 2002, the City Council created a Development Review Board and appointed members to a newly constituted Planning Commission. This marks a new era for planning in Montpelier.

With the creation of the Development Review Board, this Planning Commission is now freed up to focus on planning. High priorities in the coming year(s) include, but are not limited to:

  • A significant rewrite of the City Master Plan - now to be called the Montpelier City Plan. This plan will be more strategic in its implementation strategy and will be developed in coordination with many of Montpelier’s other commissions and committees.
  • A review of the design review regulations and boundaries.
  • A review of the sign regulations.
  • The development of a Downtown Master Plan to identify opportunities to reconstruct our downtown to make it more walkable, bikeable, and attractive.