Noticing a Hearing

Notices contain the date, time, place and purpose of the hearing and must be complete seven days prior to the hearing. Milton does this in the form of the Agenda, which exceeds the minimum requirements of Vermont’s Open Meeting Law. The notice must include: a description of project, instructions on where the public can obtain more information, that and that participation in local proceeding is a prerequisite to the right to a subsequent appeal.

Noticing Information

Noticing Steps
Post in At Least 3 Public Places in Town Planning Staff posts in the following locations:
 - Raj's Liquor and Beverage
 - Milton Diner
 - Kinney Drugs
 - Municipal Building Lobby
 - Planning Office
Additional Postings  - Development Review Board page
 - Town Facebook Page
 - Front Porch Forum
 - Application File
 - Emailed to the Regional Planning Commission
Property Hearing Poster Poster mailed by Planning Staff to Applicant for Posting in a  location visible from a public right-of-way.
Notify Owners/Applicants Postcards Mailed by Planning Staff**
Notify Adjoining Property Owners* Postcards Mailed by Planning Staff**
Notify Media Burlington Free Press, Milton Independent and Lake Champlain Access Television

*An "adjoiner" is a person or organization which owns or controls land or easements on lands which physically abut the tract or tracts of land on which your project is located, including landowners on the opposite sides of public rights-of-way. It can also include homeowner associations, utility companies, and others with significant legal interest in the project land.

**The Planning and Economic Development office mails a post card including a project summary; the date and time of the hearing; how to obtain more information; and appeal rights.