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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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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

Transportation Board Announces Public Forums on Rail The Vermont Transportation Board this fall will hold seven public forums for the purpose of gathering public comment about State transportation policy associated with trains, both passenger and freight. The Rutland Forum will be held at 6:00 p.m. on October 27 at The Holiday Inn Rutland, 476 Holiday Drive, Rutland, VT. For more information, contact the Board’s Executive Secretary John Zicconi at john.zicconi@vermont.gov or by calling 802-828-2942.


Local Motion, Vermont's walk-bike nonprofit advocate, is in the process of setting its goals for the next five years. They want to hear from people across Rutland County about how your community could become a better place to walk and bike, and what your priorities are for walking and biking.

As an incentive to take the survey, Local Motion is raffling off a $250 gift certificate to a local outdoor or bike shop. Here's how it works:

1. Everyone who completes Part One (which takes just two or three minutes) will get one entry in the raffle

2. Everyone who goes on to complete Part Two (which takes about 10 to 15 minutes) gets three more entries in the raffle

So everyone who completes both parts of the survey gets four chances to win $250 to spend at their favorite local outdoor or bike shop! When you complete Part One, you'll automatically be taken to Part Two.

Take the survey at www.localmotion.org/survey

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

New due date for FY17 Municipal Planning Grant (MPG) applications - October 31, 2016!

Check out the 2016 Transportation Alternatives announcement letter by clicking the "More" button below! This year, roughly $2.2 million will be awarded for TA projects, $1.1 million of which is reserved for environmental mitigation efforts. Applications are due by October 20th, 2016. Also, TA on-line workshops are highly recommended and will be held on September 6th and 8th, 2016 as described in the 2016 TA announcement letter. 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
• Marketing
• 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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