PLANNING FOR CHANGE
DERBY - The Derby Planning Commission is preparing for the future, especially in light of all the proposed development.Monday evening, David Snedeker, of the Northern Vermont Development Association (NVDA), was present at the planning commission meeting. He said NVDA is required to look over town plans when new ones are developed. Snedeker pointed out what he thought was good in Derby’s plan, what he thought was missing, and where information should be expanded.A traffic study was completed by the state several years ago and will now be revisited in light of the planned development, Snedeker told the commission. Walmart announced plans to build a super center in Derby and traffic is expected to increase significantly. Snedeker anticipates the Agency of Transportation will focus this year on the Northeast Kingdom, from Jay to Newport and Derby to Burke. For more of this story, see Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 13, 2013.