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.
The Town of Ludlow and Village of Ludlow are seeking comment on its 2018-2023 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan draft
The purpose of this planning effort is to improve Ludlow’s resiliency to natural hazards through hazard assessment, recognition of vulnerable assets, and identification of mitigating actions and strategies to reduce the impact of these hazards on the community. The neighboring town communities are also invited to attend the Ludlow Selectboard meeting of October 1st, 2018 at 7:00 PM for a review of the draft plan. The meeting will be at Town Hall, 37 Depot Street, Ludlow, VT. Please feel free to forward any questions or comments to Cindy Ingersoll, or (802) 674-9201 by October 10th, 2018. Visit here to review the plan. We welcome all input.
Invitation to Bid – Stormwater Management and Treatment Infrastructure along Lincoln Street in Springfield, Vermont
The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission and the Town of
Springfield (hereinafter “the Town”) invite qualified firms to submit project bids for 30% preliminary/conceptual design for stormwater management and treatment infrastructure along Lincoln Street in Springfield, Vermont.
Three (3) sealed proposals must be mailed to:
Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
C/O Chris Yurek
Post Office Box 320
38 Ascutney Park Road
Ascutney, Vermont 05030-0320
Proposals must be received by no later than the response deadline of Friday, October 26, 2018 by 4:30 p.m. EST. Late proposals will not be considered.
Visit here to view the full RFP.
Energy “Best Practices”
Check out http://swcrpc.org/grants/ for more information about programs such as Better Roads, Ecosystem Restoration, and the pilot Grants In Aid Program.
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.