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The Rutland Regional Planning Commission serves 27 communities and provides assistance on a range of community development activities and issues.

The RRPC provides leadership and technical expertise to encourage cooperative planning within and among the region's communities and area wide interests. more

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FY17 EPA Cleanup Application Public Information Meeting; December 5, 2016; 5:30-6:00 PM; Proctor Free Library, 4 Main Street, Proctor, VT 05765 MORE

Municipal Energy Plan Training - Monday, December 12, 2016 Act 174: Integrating Land Use and Energy Planning MORE

Act 174: Integrating Land Use and Energy Planning What It Means for Your Town MORE

$200k in Planning Funds Available to Improve Transportation and Economic Vitality in Community Centers! VTrans and DHCD are pleased to announce $200,000 in available planning grant funds to expand transportation options while fostering economic vitality for our businesses and communities. The program is open to municipalities (except Chittenden County communities that have a separate source of funding) and grant applications are due January 13, 2017.

All applicants must participate in a pre-application meeting with program staff by December 16, 2016. MORE

Applications are now being accepted for inclusion in the 2017 Sustainable Design Assessment Team Program! The deadline to submit applications is Friday, December 9, 2016. To view the application packet and other related resources, please visit the AIA Center for Communities by Design website. MORE

State seeks input on Draft Plan to Restore Lake Champlain and Public Information meeting in Rutland MORE

Vermont Clean Water Initiative The Vermont Clean Water Act, Act 64, passed the Vermont Legislature in 2015. The goal of this act is improve the quality of Vermont's waters and to implement the plan for a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) of phosphorous loading into Lake Champlain. Resources in the form of state staffing, funding and educational outreach have been dedicated to this work. Regional Planning Commissions also have received funding to work on water quality planning and outreach. These collective activities are now referred to as the Vermont Clean Water Initiative.

For more information, visit the VT Department of Environmental Conservation's new website.

NEW Town Plan Report Template to Satisfy Requirements of T24-4384 MORE

Smart Growth Connection Project MORE

Need Help with Welcoming Customers on Your Farm? In collaboration with a number of other groups in Vermont working on developing agritourism, the Rutland Regional Planning Commission recently helped produce the following thirteen Best Practices and How To Guides:
Assessing Your Agritourism Potential
Business and Financial Planning
Offering High Quality On-Farm Experiences
Safety and Risk Management
Land Use and Zoning for Agritourism
Develop a Farm Tour
Develop a Farm Stand
Develop a Farm Stay
Develop a Pick-Your-Own Business
Host Weddings on Your Farm
Host Dinners on Your Farm
How to Host Summer Camp on Your Farm

All 13 guides can be found at: http://www.uvm.edu/vtagritourism/

This publication is the result of tax-supported funding from USDA, Rural Development, and as such, is not copyrightable. It may be reprinted with the customary crediting of the source.


Stormwater Management Green Infrastructure Toolkit for Vermont Towns MORE

Hubbardton Town Plan MORE

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