Emerald Ash Borer Workshops
SWCRPC in partnership the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation will be
holding workshops in our region early next year to discuss strategies and further resources for managing the EAB. If your town is interested in participating, and for more information click here or contact Otis. Additional information and resources are also available at: vtinvasives.org and vtcommunityforestry.org.
Hearing for Ludlow’s Request for Energy Compliance Determination
The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) invites the public to a hearing on whether the Town and Village of Ludlow’s Municipal Plan complies with the enhanced energy planning requirements set forth in 24 V.S.A. §4352. The public hearing will be conducted at 12 noon on January 21, 2019 in the Springfield Town Offices.
- Public Hearing Notice
- Cover Letter from Ludlow
- Energy Planning Standards Checklist
- Ludlow Municipal Plan
- Ludlow Municipal Plan Appendices
Submit written comments regarding this request to the SWCRPC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Ludlow’s Determination Request Comments in the subject line.
SWCRPC Awarded VT ANR Funding to Assist with Surface Water Reclassification Efforts
The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) has received funding from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (VT ANR) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), passed through the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) to assist with water quality planning efforts. Specifically, the SWCRPC will work with the State’s basin planner and the Town of Springfield to explore potential surface water reclassification.
Please contact Chris Yurek or at 802-674-9201 with any questions.
Regional Energy Plan Adopted
The SWCRPC developed a Regional Energy Plan to comply with Act 174 related standards. The plan contains an energy analysis, maps of regional resources and constraints, regional energy targets, and strategies needed to achieve the energy goals. It was adopted on June 25, 2018 after two duly-warned public hearings. It becomes effective on July 30, 2018. The plan can be downloaded in the Publications section of our website. The SWCRPC has submitted the plan to the Department of Public Service for a determination of energy compliance pursuant to Act 174 and 24 V.S.A. §4352. A public hearing is being planned for 6 pm on September 4th. Please contact Jason for more information.
West Windsor Dam Project
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.