The draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Central NH Region covering FY 2019-2028 is available for public observation and comment. The comment period will remain open until April 3, 2017. The draft document can be viewed at the link below. Copies of the draft document are also available for review at the CNHRPC office, 28 Commercial Street, Suite 3, Concord, NH 03301. Questions and comments should be directed to Dean Williams at (603) 226-6020 or email@example.com.
Spring Planning & Zoning Conference
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
23rd Annual Spring Planning & Zoning Conference
April 29, 2017
Hosted by the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning
Located at the Courtyard by Marriott Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
This year’s conference will feature:
- 2 Plenary Sessions
- Right To Know Law Issues for Land Use Boards
- The New Accessory Dwellings Law
- Plan Reading and Analysis
- Community Outreach and Engagement
To register, and for additional conference details, go to http://www.nh.gov/oep or contact Michele Zydel at 603-271-2155; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017
Registration fee is $55 per person
Fee includes full conference participation, breakfast, lunch, and breaks.
REMEMBER TO SUBMIT YOUR REGISTRATION EARLY – SESSIONS FILL QUICKLY
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Small Grants Available for Local Energy Work!
The New England Grassroots Environment Fund is offering Grow Grants of up to $3,500 for community sustainability initiatives across New England. The Grassroots Fund supports groups that are creating and maintaining healthy, just, and environmentally sustainable communities. Groups working in energy & climate, local food, environmental health, land & water, or new economy that are building community and align with the Grassroots Fund’s Guiding Values are welcome to apply. Applications from energy committees and groups are encouraged – the deadline is March 15, 2017! Groups may apply for a variety of different projects including education and outreach materials, trainings & events, coordination, or other activities to support local energy action. To learn more about the types of energy projects that the Grassroots Fund supports check out the Project Map, Feature Stories, or PEP Talk Videos. Click here to apply or contact Leigh Cameron at Leigh@grassrootsfund.org or 603-905-9915 for more information.
The New Law on Accessory Dwelling Units
Below is NHMA’s four page handout The New Law on Accessory Dwelling Units (click to view). This handout is meant to provide a basic Do’s and Don’ts for the new Accessory Dwelling Unit statue. The last page contains proposed language for a simple zoning amendment that would allow an ADU by right under a local zoning ordinance.
2016 Drought Guidance for Municipalities and Public Water Systems
You may be aware New Hampshire, including the Central NH Region with Merrimack and Hillsborough County communities, is experiencing abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions. Many communities are beginning to enact water-saving measures in an attempt to retain our precious groundwater which is not being replenished quickly enough. Dry and drought conditions are forecasted to continue for an indeterminate time. The NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has issued the 2016 Drought Guidance for Municipalities and Public Water Systems to bring further attention to this problem and offers solutions to ease the strain on our water supplies. Help do your part by conserving water around your home and encouraging your community to take action.
Click to view the current status of drought conditions in New Hampshire by the US Drought Monitor and view US Drought Portal’s outlooks and forecasts for New Hampshire and beyond.
For more information on how you can assist, visit the NHDES Drought Management Program website.
CNHRPC Member Communities
Click on the towns below to access that towns official web site.