Interstate 93 Bow-Concord Improvement Project Public Informational Meetings
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is conducting Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Review of proposed improvements to the Interstate 93 (I-93) corridor through Bow and Concord. Two Public Informational Meetings are being held, one in Bow and one in Concord, to present the potential corridor and interchange concepts under consideration. Each meeting will begin with an Open House where Concepts will be displayed for viewing and questions can be answered. A formal presentation will follow with opportunities for the public to ask questions.
The Commuter Challenge is Back!
CommuteSmart Central NH invites you to participate in the second annual CommuteSmart Commuter Challenge! During the week of May 15th-19th log all of your smart commute trips taken in place of driving a single occupancy vehicle. Try walking, biking, transit, carpool, or telecommuting! Log your smart commute trips taken between May 15th and May 19th to compete with others and be eligible to win prizes. All trips must be logged by 11:59 PM on Monday, May 22nd. Stop by one of our two commuter tables to get a snack, pick up some free SWAG, or to say hi. We’ll sign you up for our trip logger if you haven’t already and you can record your trips for us to enter for you! To get more information please visit: http://commutesmartnh.org/regions/central-nh.
Register Now for the 2017 Drinking Water Source Protection Conference!
Thursday, May 18, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) will hold its 2017 Drinking Water Source Protection Conference at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. This year’s conference will feature presentation on:
- PFCs and other emerging contaminants
- Land conservation and its benefits to drinking water source protection
- Status of the Drought and efforts to manage its impacts
- ….and many more interesting source protection topics!
The conference fee is $60 and includes lunch and refreshments. Qualifies for 5.0 Technical Credit Hours NH Water Works Operator Certification Program. Register at American Ground Water Trust website: https://agwt.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=239. Registration questions? Contact Win Saltmarsh at AGWT: firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-228-5444. Other questions? Contact Amy Hudnor at NHDES: email@example.com or 603-271-2950.
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. A public hearing will be held at Horseshoe Pond Community Resource Center on April 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Questions and comments should be directed to Dean Williams at (603) 226-6020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiny Houses, and the Not-So-Tiny Questions They Raise
Zoning Practice, November 2015
American Planning Association
Issue Number 11, Practice Tiny Houses
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.