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The Town and Village of Woodstock are looking for an organized, diplomatic, and collaborative individual to serve as Municipal Planner and Administrative Officer. The 40-hour per week position offers competitive pay and benefits with a chance to work in a world renowned historic and vibrant community on the cutting edge of Vermont’s planning and zoning efforts.

The Planning and Zoning Administrator is responsible for compliance with both Town and Village Zoning Regulations, creation of long-range land use planning, support of the following: Planning Commission, Conservation Commission, Design Review and Development Review Boards.

A bachelor’s degree in land use planning, public administration, legal studies, or similarly applicable discipline is required, a master’s degree and AICP certification is preferred. Prior experience in local government is required. Starting pay would be based on experience and education.

Questions can be directed to Municipal Manager, at or (802) 457-3456. Please submit application materials electronically. For additional information and application visit:


Position open until filled. Applicants will be screened weekly with the first review on February 3, 2020.


Job Description can be found HERE 

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The Woodstock Select Board will hold a Public Hearing in accordance with 24 V.S.A. §4442, for an amendment of Section 526 Short Term Rental of the Town Zoning Regulations.

Said hearing will be held 6:00 PM Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Woodstock Town Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 31 The Green, Woodstock, VT.

All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard.

By order of L. D. Sutherland, Select Board Chairperson


For more information call Town Planner, Michael E. Brands, AICP: 457-7515 or by email:



Per 24 V.S.A. §4442, the Town Zoning Regulation Amendment is available by clicking the link:


Section 526_Short Term Rentals_TZR_Amendment_DRAFT

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The Woodstock Village Development Review Board has an immediate vacancy. The Board holds hearings and makes decisions on Village land use permits. The Board holds regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

For more information or to submit a letter of interest, contact Michael E. Brands, AICP, Town/Village Planner by email at or by mail at: Town of Woodstock, P.O. Box 488, Woodstock, VT 05091. Office phone is (802) 457-7515.

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Please click the link below for a summary of the newly adopted Dangerous and Vacant Buildings and Property Ordinance.


The Ordinance becomes effective August 18, 2019.



Summary of Dangerous Building and Property Ordinance



For questions regarding this Ordinance, please contact the Municipal Manager’s Office at (802) 457-3456.

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The Woodstock Economic Development Commission, charged with managing the allocation of funds received from the 1% local options tax, has established a decision making process and specific guidelines for awarding grants for Events and Community Projects.  These guidelines reflect the Commission’s interpretation of the article that was adopted at the Woodstock Town Meeting on March 3, 2015 and is subject to the approval of the Woodstock Selectboard.

For more information, click on the following:

Woodstock EDC Decision Making Guidelines

Woodstock EDC Sponsorship Guidelines

Woodstock EDC Event Sponsorship Program Rubric

Woodstock EDC Special Project Rubric

SELECT BOARD Presentation – Community Meeting (click here to review Powerpoint presentation)