2017 VT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Grants – Applications due 7/14
VTrans has announced this year’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Applications. Typical projects include sidewalks, shared use paths, crossing improvements and bike lanes. Last year, nearly $4 million in projects throughout the state were initiated under this grant program. Applications must be received by 1PM, Friday July 14, 2017.
Applicants to the Bike/Ped Program are strongly encouraged to attend one of two online workshops to learn about the details of the program:
- Tuesday May 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and
- Thursday, May 18, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
For more information visit http://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/local-projects/bike-ped or contact Katharine or Jason.
Designer Training Events on New Requirements and Preparation of Stormwater Permit Applications
The adopted 2017 Vermont Stormwater Management Manual (VSMM) Rule will become effective on July 1, 2017. The DEC Stormwater Program has created a user-friendly format for the 2017 VSMM Rule document, including additional guidance, design schematics, and photos that will be useful to designers and the public in applying the Rule. Designer training sessions will be offered throughout May at various location across the State. These sessions are geared towards the design and engineering communities, however, all stakeholders are welcome to attend.
There will be a training in our area:
- Thursday, May 11, 2017
- 9am – 12pm
- Martin Memorial Hall, Weathersfield, VT
- Please RSVP to Kevin.Burke@vermont.gov
For more information, including events at other times and locations, see http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/stormwater/manual_update or contact Cindy.
Essentials of Land Use Regulations Training: April 24, 2017
This presentation will be relevant to new members of local development and zoning review boards, planning commissions and zoning administrators. This is being held after Town Meeting Day to provide an introduction for any new board members; but this will also be a relevant refresher to veteran members. The presentation will cover planning for vibrant, sustainable communities, and local roles and responsibilities. If there is time we will also touch on meetings, hearings and due process.
An RSVP is required due to space. Please RSVP to Allie.
Location: SWCRPC Office
Time: 5:00 PM
Spring Happenings – April 2017 newsletter
We’ve been up to quite abit this winter… and have more coming up in the Spring. Check out our newsletter here.
West Windsor Dam Project
In the winter of 2017 SWCRPC, with several partners, In the winter of 2017 SWCRPC, with several partners, completed a project to remove a mill dam to improve flood resiliency in West Windsor. For more information about the project, or to discuss removal of an unwanted dam on your property, contact Chris Yurek or Cindy Ingersoll.
A to B Mobility Study – Final Report and New List of Transportation Service
The A to B Mobility Project is now finalized and available online! This study looks at how people within the region get from point A to point B without their own motorized vehicle. A key outcome of the project was to inventory existing available transportation services. Another key component of the project was talking with a variety of stakeholders to identify the challenges and opportunities related to meeting the transportation needs of their clients (in the case of the human service agencies) and for providing the ride (in the case of the transportation providers).
6/8 – Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference in White River Junction
The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to present the Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Barrett Center for the Arts in White River Junction. The conference will highlight White River Junction’s successful revival by bringing new housing, businesses, and jobs downtown. This year’s conference features nationally recognized keynote speaker Joe Minicozzi, who has done the math that proves investing in downtowns not only improves our quality of life and economy, but saves taxpayer dollars.
Take advantage of the early bird rate by registering now. Space is limited. For more information, including registration, visit http://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/events/conference
Summer Employment Opportunity
February 28, 2017
The SWCRPC is interested in hiring an individual with a natural resources or transportation planning background for summer employment. Employment can start in May or early June and continue through August or later, at approximately thirty (30) hours per week. Work hours may need to be flexible to work with town road crews.
Please click here for more details.
February 24, 2017
The Vermont Association of Planning and Development Organizations (VAPDA) has released their 2016 Annual Report. Check it out here for more information about what SWCRPC and its fellow organizations have been doing – from land use plans and mapping projects, to energy planning and special projects.