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SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

OCTOBER 03, 2018

Public Invited to Participate in White River Tactical Basin Plan Informational Meetings - October 3rd, October 9th and October 11th

OCTOBER 24, 2018

A Free Green Stormwater Infrastructure Training for Conservation Managers will be held on October 24th in Rutland.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Regional Committee

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Community Committee

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

RRPC Board Meeting

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

TAC (Transportation Advisory Council)

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

Caring for Vermont’s Waters: What We Can Do!

a day-long educational and networking event for community volunteers engaged in planning and caring for natural resources, with a particular focus on Vermont’s waterways.

OCTOBER 01, 2018

Municipal Planning Grants

MPGs empower local leaders to take action and fund projects.

OCTOBER 03, 2018

VLCT Town Fair

VLCT's annual trade show and conference.

OCTOBER 16, 2018

RRPC Board Meeting

OCTOBER 16, 2018

Regional Committee

OCTOBER 16, 2018

Community Committee

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Transportation Alternatives Program Grant

Money for environmental mitigation projects relating to stormwater and highways, including eligible salt and sand shed projects.

OCTOBER 18, 2018

Aviation System Plan Public Meeting

A public meeting about the State's Aviation System Plan Update.

OCTOBER 27, 2018

NOVEMBER 01, 2018

MUNICIPAL DAY

WHEN GOVERNMENTS COOPERATE – STATE GOVERNMENT MUNICIPAL DAY just got better.

NOVEMBER 13, 2018

Vermont Statewide Housing Conference

Sessions will focus on specific municipal policy tools and community case studies. Speakers will share tools and best practices for improving housing affordability and creating vibrant, thriving communities.

NOVEMBER 30, 2018

EV Charging Station Grants

$2.4 million in grants is available to expand Vermont’s network of electric vehicle charging stations.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

RRPC is a pickup location for Farm Fresh Connect. Order online from local farms and pick them up each Wednesday at our downtown office!

Add to Calendar 09/19/2018 09:00 AM 09/19/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver

RRPC is a pickup location for Farm Fresh Connect. Order online from local farms and pick them up each Wednesday at our downtown office!

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Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Place: 67 Merchants Row

More Info: Mary Kay Skaza

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Join the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee, the Lake Champlain Basin Program, and partners to learn about the 2018 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report for Lake Champlain. There will also be an opportunity to provide input on the Lake Champlain Basin Program budget priorities and the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee’s 2019 Lake Champlain Action Plan



The public is also invited to attend the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee meeting from 6:00 to 6:30 pm each evening. For more information, contact Bethany Sargent, Lake Champlain Outreach Coordinator, at Bethany.Sargent@vermont.gov or (802) 490-6131. 


 


 

Add to Calendar 09/27/2018 09:00 AM 09/27/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver

Join the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee, the Lake Champlain Basin Program, and partners to learn about the 2018 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report for Lake Champlain. There will also be an opportunity to provide input on the Lake Champlain Basin Program budget priorities and the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee’s 2019 Lake Champlain Action Plan

The public is also invited to attend the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee meeting from 6:00 to 6:30 pm each evening. For more information, contact Bethany Sargent, Lake Champlain Outreach Coordinator, at Bethany.Sargent@vermont.gov or (802) 490-6131. 

 

 

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Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Place: West Rutland Town Hall

More Info: Bethany Sargent, Lake Champlain Outreach Coordinator, at Bethany.Sargent@vermont.gov or (802) 490-6131.

OCTOBER 03, 2018

Public Invited to Participate in White River Tactical Basin Plan Informational Meetings - October 3rd, October 9th and October 11th

MONTPELIER – The 2018 DRAFT White River Tactical Basin Plan (TBP) is now available for public comment. The Plan provides an overall assessment of the health of the White River basin and defines on-going and future actions and strategies to address high-priority stressors such as encroachment, stream channel erosion, land erosion, and pathogens. The Plan presents the recommendations of State and Federal resource agencies, watershed partner organizations, planning commissions, municipalities, and individual citizens.


A series of public comment meetings will be held in October to gather feedback on the TBP presented by the VT Agency of Natural Resources in partnership with Two-Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission, White River Natural Resource Conservation District, White River Partnership, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) and the Rutland Regional Planning Commission.

Pam DeAndrea, Senior Planner at CVRPC says, “The White River Tactical Basin Plan is a very important tool for organizations like ours involved in water quality protection and restoration projects to plan for future project funding and implementation. It also provides a great avenue for outreach to communities in our region for dialogue on project priorities.”

The public is encouraged to attend the meetings, hear a presentation and offer their comments and suggestions. Meetings will take place in the evening in the following locations:

• October 3rd Randolph, Randolph Town Hall, 7 Summer Street, 6:30-8PM
• October 9th Berlin, Chamber of Commerce Building, 33 Stewart Lane, 7-9PM
• October 11th Royalton, Royalton Academy Building, 4266 Route 14, 6:30-8PM

If you are unable to attend a meeting, an interactive Story Map providing a summary of the plan can be found at: https://arcg.is/1XDPvK.

Copies of the draft plan may be obtained on October 1st, 2018, on-line at http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/map/basin-planning/basin9 or by requesting a copy from Danielle Owczarski by email at danielle.owczarski@vermont.gov or (802) 490-6176.

Comments should be directed by email to anr.basin9comments@vermont.gov or by mail to Danielle Owczarski, Basin 9 Comments, 1 National Life Drive, Main 2, Montpelier VT 05620-3522. Comments should be postmarked or sent through email by the end of the business day (4:30 pm) on October 31, 2018. Comments received by this date will be addressed in a responsiveness summary.

Add to Calendar 10/03/2018 09:00 AM 10/03/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver Public Invited to Participate in White River Tactical Basin Plan Informational Meetings - October 3rd, October 9th and October 11th

MONTPELIER – The 2018 DRAFT White River Tactical Basin Plan (TBP) is now available for public comment. The Plan provides an overall assessment of the health of the White River basin and defines on-going and future actions and strategies to address high-priority stressors such as encroachment, stream channel erosion, land erosion, and pathogens. The Plan presents the recommendations of State and Federal resource agencies, watershed partner organizations, planning commissions, municipalities, and individual citizens.

A series of public comment meetings will be held in October to gather feedback on the TBP presented by the VT Agency of Natural Resources in partnership with Two-Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission, White River Natural Resource Conservation District, White River Partnership, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) and the Rutland Regional Planning Commission.

Pam DeAndrea, Senior Planner at CVRPC says, “The White River Tactical Basin Plan is a very important tool for organizations like ours involved in water quality protection and restoration projects to plan for future project funding and implementation. It also provides a great avenue for outreach to communities in our region for dialogue on project priorities.”

The public is encouraged to attend the meetings, hear a presentation and offer their comments and suggestions. Meetings will take place in the evening in the following locations:

• October 3rd Randolph, Randolph Town Hall, 7 Summer Street, 6:30-8PM
• October 9th Berlin, Chamber of Commerce Building, 33 Stewart Lane, 7-9PM
• October 11th Royalton, Royalton Academy Building, 4266 Route 14, 6:30-8PM

If you are unable to attend a meeting, an interactive Story Map providing a summary of the plan can be found at: https://arcg.is/1XDPvK.

Copies of the draft plan may be obtained on October 1st, 2018, on-line at http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/map/basin-planning/basin9 or by requesting a copy from Danielle Owczarski by email at danielle.owczarski@vermont.gov or (802) 490-6176.

Comments should be directed by email to anr.basin9comments@vermont.gov or by mail to Danielle Owczarski, Basin 9 Comments, 1 National Life Drive, Main 2, Montpelier VT 05620-3522. Comments should be postmarked or sent through email by the end of the business day (4:30 pm) on October 31, 2018. Comments received by this date will be addressed in a responsiveness summary.

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More Info: Comments should be directed by email to anr.basin9comments@vermont.gov or by mail to Danielle Owczarski, Basin 9 Comments, 1 National Life Drive, Main 2, Montpelier VT 05620-3522. Comments should be postmarked or sent through email by the end of the business day (4:30 pm) on October 31, 2018. Comments received by this date will be addressed in a responsiveness summary.

OCTOBER 24, 2018

A Free Green Stormwater Infrastructure Training for Conservation Managers will be held on October 24th in Rutland.

This two-part Green Stormwater Infrastructure Training for Conservation Managers funded by the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) will focus on the education and training of conservation managers on the Vermont Clean Water Act and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Practices to improve their knowledge, engagement and ability to develop and implement targeted GSI projects within their communities, including the Lake Champlain Basin. Conservation managers include professionals from VT Natural Resources Conservation Districts, watershed groups, and municipal planning or conservation commissions. As a result of this training, each participating conservation manager will identify and plan at least one GSI project in their region to remediate a stormwater concern identified in a VT ANR Stormwater Mapping Project, Tactical Basin Plan, or similar technical document. A tour will be given demonstrating GSI projects in Rutland and a presentation will be given on GSI projects in Lamoille County! Special guest speakers will also be present! The second workshop date and location will be decided based on a survey taken during the 1st workshop.

Add to Calendar 10/24/2018 09:00 AM 10/24/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver A Free Green Stormwater Infrastructure Training for Conservation Managers will be held on October 24th in Rutland.

This two-part Green Stormwater Infrastructure Training for Conservation Managers funded by the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) will focus on the education and training of conservation managers on the Vermont Clean Water Act and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Practices to improve their knowledge, engagement and ability to develop and implement targeted GSI projects within their communities, including the Lake Champlain Basin. Conservation managers include professionals from VT Natural Resources Conservation Districts, watershed groups, and municipal planning or conservation commissions. As a result of this training, each participating conservation manager will identify and plan at least one GSI project in their region to remediate a stormwater concern identified in a VT ANR Stormwater Mapping Project, Tactical Basin Plan, or similar technical document. A tour will be given demonstrating GSI projects in Rutland and a presentation will be given on GSI projects in Lamoille County! Special guest speakers will also be present! The second workshop date and location will be decided based on a survey taken during the 1st workshop.

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Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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More Info: For more information and to register contact: Peter Danforth, Lamoille NRCD Director, lccddirector@gmail.com or 802-521-3004

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Regional Committee

This is a subcommittee of the full board that reviews Act 250 (large scale development) and Section 248 (energy generation and telecommunications) applications. Recommendations are given to applicants and to the Regional Board.


All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are available here.

Add to Calendar 09/18/2018 09:00 AM 09/18/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver Regional Committee

This is a subcommittee of the full board that reviews Act 250 (large scale development) and Section 248 (energy generation and telecommunications) applications. Recommendations are given to applicants and to the Regional Board.

All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are available here.

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Time: 6:00 PM

Place: The Blucher Room, RRPC

More Info: Ed Bove

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Community Committee

This is a subcommittee of the full board that reviews town plans and makes recommendations for regional approval the full Board.


All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are available here.

Add to Calendar 09/18/2018 09:00 AM 09/18/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver Community Committee

This is a subcommittee of the full board that reviews town plans and makes recommendations for regional approval the full Board.

All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are available here.

The Library, RRPC Organizer Organizer e-mail false MM/DD/YYYY aEjbMOWRxzkGJzxrImEB15516

Time: 6:00 PM

Place: The Library, RRPC

More Info: Elysa Smigielski

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

RRPC Board Meeting

Each Rutland region municipality is represented by our Board of Commissioners. Municipalities select one person plus an alternate to represent their town at our board meetings. This ensures that each town gets an equal voice in regional decision making. The board’s main jobs are to represent the interests of their municipality, approve town plans, ask questions, discuss solutions, and be engaged with local and regional planning processes. Board members are key links that bring information, opportunities, and resources back to their communities. The public is always welcome!

Add to Calendar 09/18/2018 09:00 AM 09/18/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver RRPC Board Meeting

Each Rutland region municipality is represented by our Board of Commissioners. Municipalities select one person plus an alternate to represent their town at our board meetings. This ensures that each town gets an equal voice in regional decision making. The board’s main jobs are to represent the interests of their municipality, approve town plans, ask questions, discuss solutions, and be engaged with local and regional planning processes. Board members are key links that bring information, opportunities, and resources back to their communities. The public is always welcome!

RRPC Classroom Organizer Organizer e-mail false MM/DD/YYYY aEjbMOWRxzkGJzxrImEB15516

Time: 7:00

Place: RRPC Classroom

More Info: Mary Kay Skaza

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Harvest Festival is the primary, yearly fundraising event for VFFC. Harvest Festival is not only a celebration of achievement and thanks to our farmer and vendor partners and thousands of volunteers who have turned a days-gone-by industrial park into a vibrant community-economic engine, it is the primary way VFFC continues to sustain and grow our exemplary work involving local produce and healthy living and maximize our impact on Rutland’s regional economy and the beneficiaries whom they serve. 


Visit their website for more info!

Add to Calendar 09/23/2018 09:00 AM 09/23/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver

Harvest Festival is the primary, yearly fundraising event for VFFC. Harvest Festival is not only a celebration of achievement and thanks to our farmer and vendor partners and thousands of volunteers who have turned a days-gone-by industrial park into a vibrant community-economic engine, it is the primary way VFFC continues to sustain and grow our exemplary work involving local produce and healthy living and maximize our impact on Rutland’s regional economy and the beneficiaries whom they serve. 

Visit their website for more info!

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Time: 3:00 - 8:00 PM

Place: Vermont Farmers Food Center

More Info: Chris Siliski, VFFC, 802-558-4338

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Join the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee, the Lake Champlain Basin Program, and partners to learn about the 2018 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report for Lake Champlain. There will also be an opportunity to provide input on the Lake Champlain Basin Program budget priorities and the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee’s 2019 Lake Champlain Action Plan.


 



 


The public is also invited to attend the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee meeting from 6:00 to 6:30 pm each evening. For more information, contact Bethany Sargent, Lake Champlain Outreach Coordinator, at Bethany.Sargent@vermont.gov or (802) 490-6131. 


 

Add to Calendar 09/27/2018 09:00 AM 09/27/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver

Join the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee, the Lake Champlain Basin Program, and partners to learn about the 2018 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report for Lake Champlain. There will also be an opportunity to provide input on the Lake Champlain Basin Program budget priorities and the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee’s 2019 Lake Champlain Action Plan.

 

 

The public is also invited to attend the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee meeting from 6:00 to 6:30 pm each evening. For more information, contact Bethany Sargent, Lake Champlain Outreach Coordinator, at Bethany.Sargent@vermont.gov or (802) 490-6131. 

 

West Rutland Town Hall Organizer Organizer e-mail false MM/DD/YYYY aEjbMOWRxzkGJzxrImEB15516

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Place: West Rutland Town Hall

More Info: Bethany Sargent, Lake Champlain Outreach Coordinator, at Bethany.Sargent@vermont.gov or (802) 490-6131.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

TAC (Transportation Advisory Council)

Transportation Advisory Council represents each of the 27 municipalities in the Rutland region and associated organizations. It’s a forum for local input to be funneled into regional decision making around transportation safety, quality, and connectivity for people and all the ways they get around.  


Members are appointed by their local legislative body. The Transportation Council meets on the 4th Thursday of every month. All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are available here.

Add to Calendar 09/27/2018 09:00 AM 09/27/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver TAC (Transportation Advisory Council)

Transportation Advisory Council represents each of the 27 municipalities in the Rutland region and associated organizations. It’s a forum for local input to be funneled into regional decision making around transportation safety, quality, and connectivity for people and all the ways they get around.  

Members are appointed by their local legislative body. The Transportation Council meets on the 4th Thursday of every month. All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are available here.

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Time: 5:30 PM

Place: The Classroom, RRPC

More Info: Ed Bove

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

Caring for Vermont’s Waters: What We Can Do!

The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC) will hold its Annual Summit on Saturday, September 29 at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT.


Caring for Vermont’s Waters: What We Can Do! is a day-long educational and networking event for community volunteers engaged in planning and caring for natural resources, with a particular focus on Vermont’s waterways.


Breakout sessions will focus on the following topics: Obtaining higher levels of protection for various wetlands, streams, and rivers; Protection and restoration of fish, amphibian, and reptile populations; Drinking water and wellhead protection areas; Social media for communication and impact, and much more. This year’s keynote speaker, former State Representative David Deen, will speak about fighting for water protection under the golden dome in Montpelier.


This year’s Summit also features an optional post-Summit field trip with river scientist Shayne Jaquith from The Nature Conservancy: an afternoon field walk to the banks of the Poultney River along a flat trail through various terrain.


The Summit will take place on September 29, 2018, at the Gorge room in the Withey building at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT. The summit is convened by the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC). 


To learn more about the Summit, click here.


 Register by September 1, 2018, to secure your early-bird discount!

Add to Calendar 09/29/2018 09:00 AM 09/29/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver Caring for Vermont’s Waters: What We Can Do!

The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC) will hold its Annual Summit on Saturday, September 29 at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT.

Caring for Vermont’s Waters: What We Can Do! is a day-long educational and networking event for community volunteers engaged in planning and caring for natural resources, with a particular focus on Vermont’s waterways.

Breakout sessions will focus on the following topics: Obtaining higher levels of protection for various wetlands, streams, and rivers; Protection and restoration of fish, amphibian, and reptile populations; Drinking water and wellhead protection areas; Social media for communication and impact, and much more. This year’s keynote speaker, former State Representative David Deen, will speak about fighting for water protection under the golden dome in Montpelier.

This year’s Summit also features an optional post-Summit field trip with river scientist Shayne Jaquith from The Nature Conservancy: an afternoon field walk to the banks of the Poultney River along a flat trail through various terrain.

The Summit will take place on September 29, 2018, at the Gorge room in the Withey building at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT. The summit is convened by the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC). 

To learn more about the Summit, click here.

 Register by September 1, 2018, to secure your early-bird discount!

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Time: All Day

Place: Green Mountain College

More Info: vtconservation@gmail.com

OCTOBER 01, 2018

Municipal Planning Grants

MPGs empower local leaders to take action and fund projects like developing a village economic development plan, mapping and marketing trail networks, or updating land use regulations, and town plans.


Program changes for this year include a 10% cash match for all grants and a simplified consultant selection process for small towns.


DHCD will offer training on how to write a successful grant application on August 8. Applications are due October 1 with funding decisions announced in December.


See the program description to learn more or contact Faith Ingulsrud.

Add to Calendar 10/01/2018 09:00 AM 10/01/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver Municipal Planning Grants

MPGs empower local leaders to take action and fund projects like developing a village economic development plan, mapping and marketing trail networks, or updating land use regulations, and town plans.

Program changes for this year include a 10% cash match for all grants and a simplified consultant selection process for small towns.

DHCD will offer training on how to write a successful grant application on August 8. Applications are due October 1 with funding decisions announced in December.

See the program description to learn more or contact Faith Ingulsrud.

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More Info: Faith Ingulsrud, VT Dept. Housing & Community Development

OCTOBER 03, 2018

VLCT Town Fair

Town Fair, VLCT's annual trade show and conference, has something for everyone this year. Knowing that many municipal officials serve in multiple roles and have a variety of responsibilities, Town Fair 2018 features twenty different training sessions that have been developed to specifically address topics that VLCT members have identified as being of interest to them.


In addition to an agenda packed with training sessions provided by expert speakers, Town Fair also features an exhibit hall filled businesses and organizations that work closely with municipal governments. Be sure not to miss your chance to connect with them and learn about how they can help support your important work.


Last but certainly not least, Town Fair is a great time to meet with your counterparts from other towns, people who face similar day-to-day challenges. Share ideas, talk about common issues and celebrate each other's successes. We hope to see you on October 3rd and 4th at the DoubleTree by Hilton in South Burlington.


https://www.vlct.org/event/town-fair

Add to Calendar 10/03/2018 09:00 AM 10/03/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver VLCT Town Fair

Town Fair, VLCT's annual trade show and conference, has something for everyone this year. Knowing that many municipal officials serve in multiple roles and have a variety of responsibilities, Town Fair 2018 features twenty different training sessions that have been developed to specifically address topics that VLCT members have identified as being of interest to them.

In addition to an agenda packed with training sessions provided by expert speakers, Town Fair also features an exhibit hall filled businesses and organizations that work closely with municipal governments. Be sure not to miss your chance to connect with them and learn about how they can help support your important work.

Last but certainly not least, Town Fair is a great time to meet with your counterparts from other towns, people who face similar day-to-day challenges. Share ideas, talk about common issues and celebrate each other's successes. We hope to see you on October 3rd and 4th at the DoubleTree by Hilton in South Burlington.

https://www.vlct.org/event/town-fair

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Time: All Day

Place: Burlington

More Info: Lisa Goodell, Conference Coordinator (802) 229-9111 OR lgoodell@vlct.org

OCTOBER 16, 2018

RRPC Board Meeting

Each Rutland region municipality is represented by our Board of Commissioners. Municipalities select one person plus an alternate to represent their town at our board meetings. This ensures that each town gets an equal voice in regional decision making. The board’s main jobs are to represent the interests of their municipality, approve town plans, ask questions, discuss solutions, and be engaged with local and regional planning processes. Board members are key links that bring information, opportunities, and resources back to their communities. The public is always welcome!

Add to Calendar 10/16/2018 09:00 AM 10/16/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver RRPC Board Meeting

Each Rutland region municipality is represented by our Board of Commissioners. Municipalities select one person plus an alternate to represent their town at our board meetings. This ensures that each town gets an equal voice in regional decision making. The board’s main jobs are to represent the interests of their municipality, approve town plans, ask questions, discuss solutions, and be engaged with local and regional planning processes. Board members are key links that bring information, opportunities, and resources back to their communities. The public is always welcome!

RRPC Classroom Organizer Organizer e-mail false MM/DD/YYYY aEjbMOWRxzkGJzxrImEB15516

Time: 7:00

Place: RRPC Classroom

More Info: Ed Bove

OCTOBER 16, 2018

Regional Committee

This is a subcommittee of the full board that reviews Act 250 (large scale development) and Section 248 (energy generation and telecommunications) applications. Recommendations are given to applicants and to the Regional Board.


All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are available here.

Add to Calendar 10/16/2018 09:00 AM 10/16/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver Regional Committee

This is a subcommittee of the full board that reviews Act 250 (large scale development) and Section 248 (energy generation and telecommunications) applications. Recommendations are given to applicants and to the Regional Board.

All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are available here.

The Blucher Room, RRPC Organizer Organizer e-mail false MM/DD/YYYY aEjbMOWRxzkGJzxrImEB15516

Time: 6:00 PM

Place: The Blucher Room, RRPC

More Info: Ed Bove

OCTOBER 16, 2018

Community Committee

This is a subcommittee of the full board that reviews town plans and makes recommendations for regional approval the full Board.


All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are available here.

Add to Calendar 10/16/2018 09:00 AM 10/16/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver Community Committee

This is a subcommittee of the full board that reviews town plans and makes recommendations for regional approval the full Board.

All meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are available here.

The Library, RRPC Organizer Organizer e-mail false MM/DD/YYYY aEjbMOWRxzkGJzxrImEB15516

Time: 6:00 PM

Place: The Library, RRPC

More Info: Elysa Smigielski

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Transportation Alternatives Program Grant

Grants funded through this program must have a transportation link. The enabling legislation that determines eligibility follows:


Any environmental mitigation activity, including pollution prevention and pollution abatement activities and mitigation to address stormwater management, control, and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or due to highway runoff.



Potential project types:



  • Planning Studies (stormwater inventories, flow restoration plans, phosphorus control planning)

  • Salt/Sand Sheds

  • Bank Stabilization

  • Culvert Replacement/ Re-sizing

  • Stream Bank Stabilization

  • Detention Ponds

  • Check Dams

  • Swirl Separators

  • Permeable Pavers

  • Infiltration Basins

  • Gravel Wetlands

  • Subsurface Detention Systems

  • Bio Filters

  • Bio-Retention Systems


How to apply: 


The application can be found at VTrans' website. Applications must be received on or before October 17th, 2018. A hard copy or electronic submittal via email is acceptable.


Informational workshops:


Two workshops will be held via Skype Meeting. It is strongly recommended that an official representative of the applicant listen in on one of these workshops to fully understand the requirements associated with federal-aid projects. Applicants may participate in either workshop from any computer connected to the internet. No password or pre-registration is required, however, the application will ask for some basic information prior to starting. Click here for session dates and links.


More information or questions:


Scott Robertson, P.E.
Municipal Assistance Bureau – Local Projects Group
Vermont Agency of Transportation
(802) 793-2395
scott.robertson@vermont.gov

Add to Calendar 10/17/2018 09:00 AM 10/17/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver Transportation Alternatives Program Grant

Grants funded through this program must have a transportation link. The enabling legislation that determines eligibility follows:

Any environmental mitigation activity, including pollution prevention and pollution abatement activities and mitigation to address stormwater management, control, and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or due to highway runoff.


Potential project types:

  • Planning Studies (stormwater inventories, flow restoration plans, phosphorus control planning)
  • Salt/Sand Sheds
  • Bank Stabilization
  • Culvert Replacement/ Re-sizing
  • Stream Bank Stabilization
  • Detention Ponds
  • Check Dams
  • Swirl Separators
  • Permeable Pavers
  • Infiltration Basins
  • Gravel Wetlands
  • Subsurface Detention Systems
  • Bio Filters
  • Bio-Retention Systems

How to apply: 

The application can be found at VTrans' website. Applications must be received on or before October 17th, 2018. A hard copy or electronic submittal via email is acceptable.

Informational workshops:

Two workshops will be held via Skype Meeting. It is strongly recommended that an official representative of the applicant listen in on one of these workshops to fully understand the requirements associated with federal-aid projects. Applicants may participate in either workshop from any computer connected to the internet. No password or pre-registration is required, however, the application will ask for some basic information prior to starting. Click here for session dates and links.

More information or questions:

Scott Robertson, P.E.
Municipal Assistance Bureau – Local Projects Group
Vermont Agency of Transportation
(802) 793-2395
scott.robertson@vermont.gov

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Time: COB

Place: Your town!

More Info: Scott Robertson, VTrans

OCTOBER 18, 2018

Aviation System Plan Public Meeting

As part of the Aviation System Plan Update, VTrans is planning to hold public meetings in areas with state-owned airports. The public meeting is an opportunity to learn about the goals of the Plan, hear highlights on the work to date, and provide comments on the Plan.

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As part of the Aviation System Plan Update, VTrans is planning to hold public meetings in areas with state-owned airports. The public meeting is an opportunity to learn about the goals of the Plan, hear highlights on the work to date, and provide comments on the Plan.

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Time: 6:00 PM

Place: RRPC Classroom

More Info: Costa Pappis, VTrans, (802) 828-5790

OCTOBER 27, 2018

The Young Professionals Summit of Vermont is an annual, one-day event for Vermonters to network, share ideas, and confront issues faced by the state's young workforce. Equal parts professional development and community action, the summit aims to empower young people to create positive change by connecting them with business leaders, policymakers, and, most importantly, each other.  Anyone with an interest in contributing to the future of Vermont is encouraged to participate.


 

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The Young Professionals Summit of Vermont is an annual, one-day event for Vermonters to network, share ideas, and confront issues faced by the state's young workforce. Equal parts professional development and community action, the summit aims to empower young people to create positive change by connecting them with business leaders, policymakers, and, most importantly, each other.  Anyone with an interest in contributing to the future of Vermont is encouraged to participate.

 

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Time: All Day

Place: Paramount Theatre

More Info: ypsummitvt.com

NOVEMBER 01, 2018

MUNICIPAL DAY

WHEN GOVERNMENTS COOPERATE – STATE GOVERNMENT MUNICIPAL DAY just got better.


This popular training brought to you by the Agency of Natural Resources with help from allied State Agencies has expanded for 2018 and now includes a mix of 2 FULL-DAY and 2 HALF-DAY trainings at locations around Vermont.


Half-day sessions cost just $10 (coffee and snacks provided!) and include a single-track agenda with an opportunity to stay for an option lunch-time brown-bag session.  Workshops take place in Springfield (Thurs, Oct 25) and Essex Junction (Fri, Nov 2).


Full-day sessions cost $25 (morning coffee and lunch provided!).  The Montpelier (Fri, Oct 26) training features a morning plenary session and 17 different workshops from which to choose.  The Rutland (Thurs, Nov 1) training offers a single-track agenda with a comprehensive agenda.


LEARN MORE: http://anr.vermont.gov/about_us/special-topics/municipal-day


Find agendas, workshop descriptions, and printable brochures to share with your colleagues:


 

Add to Calendar 11/01/2018 09:00 AM 11/01/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver MUNICIPAL DAY

WHEN GOVERNMENTS COOPERATE – STATE GOVERNMENT MUNICIPAL DAY just got better.

This popular training brought to you by the Agency of Natural Resources with help from allied State Agencies has expanded for 2018 and now includes a mix of 2 FULL-DAY and 2 HALF-DAY trainings at locations around Vermont.

Half-day sessions cost just $10 (coffee and snacks provided!) and include a single-track agenda with an opportunity to stay for an option lunch-time brown-bag session.  Workshops take place in Springfield (Thurs, Oct 25) and Essex Junction (Fri, Nov 2).

Full-day sessions cost $25 (morning coffee and lunch provided!).  The Montpelier (Fri, Oct 26) training features a morning plenary session and 17 different workshops from which to choose.  The Rutland (Thurs, Nov 1) training offers a single-track agenda with a comprehensive agenda.

LEARN MORE: http://anr.vermont.gov/about_us/special-topics/municipal-day

Find agendas, workshop descriptions, and printable brochures to share with your colleagues:

 

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Time: All Day

Place: Rutland

More Info: Jen Mojo, ANR, Jennifer.mojo@vermont.gov

NOVEMBER 13, 2018

Vermont Statewide Housing Conference

The Vermont Statewide Housing Conference is on November 13th and 14th, 2018. The conference is held every two years shortly after the election. This year's conference will again be held at the Hilton Burlington but with exciting changes and more options focused on the impact Vermont communities have on housing affordability.

An inspiring line-up of interactive, cutting-edge sessions will focus on specific municipal policy tools and community case studies. The conference features exceptional national speakers as well as state and local experts ready to share tools and best practices for improving housing affordability and creating vibrant, thriving communities.


The 2016 conference drew over 400 housing professionals, including legislators, town and regional planners, advocates, developers, and bankers.


Hope to see you there!


Register today!

Add to Calendar 11/13/2018 09:00 AM 11/13/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver Vermont Statewide Housing Conference

The Vermont Statewide Housing Conference is on November 13th and 14th, 2018. The conference is held every two years shortly after the election. This year's conference will again be held at the Hilton Burlington but with exciting changes and more options focused on the impact Vermont communities have on housing affordability.

An inspiring line-up of interactive, cutting-edge sessions will focus on specific municipal policy tools and community case studies. The conference features exceptional national speakers as well as state and local experts ready to share tools and best practices for improving housing affordability and creating vibrant, thriving communities.

The 2016 conference drew over 400 housing professionals, including legislators, town and regional planners, advocates, developers, and bankers.

Hope to see you there!

Register today!

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Time: All Day

Place: Burlington

More Info: Leslie Black-Plumeau, VHFA, lblack-plumeau@vhfa.org

NOVEMBER 30, 2018

EV Charging Station Grants

Approximately $2.4 million in grants are available to expand Vermont’s network of electric vehicle charging stations (also called Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, or EVSE). Grant proceeds result from settlements to partially resolve Volkswagen’s violations of the Clean Air Act. 


Applying for a Grant
Applications are due November 30, 2018.  For information about eligibility, funding priorities, and competitive criteria please review the EVSE Program Guidelines and Application.


Eligible Grantees
Governments (Federal, State, municipal, public education institutions, public utilities, and other public entities), businesses, non-profits, homeowner associations, electric utilities, and EVSE equipment providers are eligible for grant funding.  Grantees will be reimbursed for eligible project costs upon the successful completion and documentation of the project.


Eligible Activities
Funding may be used for the purchase of Level 2 or direct current fast-charge (DCFC) equipment for light-duty vehicles.  Funding may also support auxiliary costs, including permitting, design, power connection, striping, on-site signage, warranty, software, internet connection, protective devices, and eligible installation costs.


Funds may not be used to purchase or rent real-estate or pay for other capital costs (such as the construction of buildings, parking facilities, etc.), electricity costs, general operation, and maintenance, or administrative costs incurred by the applicant.


Siting and Location Criteria
Grant-eligible sites include qualified locations within state-designated areas (downtowns, village centers, new town centers, growth centers, neighborhood development or planning area), highway corridors, public park and rides, public transit hubs, major tourist attractions, colleges, universities, hospitals, workplaces, and multi-unit housing.  Detailed eligibility criteria are available in the program guidelines and application.


Match Requirements
The grantee’s financial match requirements are determined by land ownership and public accessibility of the EVSE.


For more information about the EVSE grant program please contact Gary Holloway, Downtown Program Coordinator at gary.holloway@vermont.gov or 802-828-3220.

Add to Calendar 11/30/2018 09:00 AM 11/30/2018 11:00 AM USA/Denver EV Charging Station Grants

Approximately $2.4 million in grants are available to expand Vermont’s network of electric vehicle charging stations (also called Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, or EVSE). Grant proceeds result from settlements to partially resolve Volkswagen’s violations of the Clean Air Act. 

Applying for a Grant
Applications are due November 30, 2018.  For information about eligibility, funding priorities, and competitive criteria please review the EVSE Program Guidelines and Application.

Eligible Grantees
Governments (Federal, State, municipal, public education institutions, public utilities, and other public entities), businesses, non-profits, homeowner associations, electric utilities, and EVSE equipment providers are eligible for grant funding.  Grantees will be reimbursed for eligible project costs upon the successful completion and documentation of the project.

Eligible Activities
Funding may be used for the purchase of Level 2 or direct current fast-charge (DCFC) equipment for light-duty vehicles.  Funding may also support auxiliary costs, including permitting, design, power connection, striping, on-site signage, warranty, software, internet connection, protective devices, and eligible installation costs.

Funds may not be used to purchase or rent real-estate or pay for other capital costs (such as the construction of buildings, parking facilities, etc.), electricity costs, general operation, and maintenance, or administrative costs incurred by the applicant.

Siting and Location Criteria
Grant-eligible sites include qualified locations within state-designated areas (downtowns, village centers, new town centers, growth centers, neighborhood development or planning area), highway corridors, public park and rides, public transit hubs, major tourist attractions, colleges, universities, hospitals, workplaces, and multi-unit housing.  Detailed eligibility criteria are available in the program guidelines and application.

Match Requirements
The grantee’s financial match requirements are determined by land ownership and public accessibility of the EVSE.

For more information about the EVSE grant program please contact Gary Holloway, Downtown Program Coordinator at gary.holloway@vermont.gov or 802-828-3220.

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Time: COB

Place: Your town!

More Info: Gary Holloway, ACCD, (802) 828-3220

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