First Step in Getting Ready for 2020 Census
New webinar added for Tuesday, July 18th starting at 12:00 PM by the US Census Bureau. This webinar will explain the basic concepts of the LUCA operation, how you can participate, options available, and related security commitments. The webinar will also show where to find Housing Unit counts for each community, provide a basic overview of American Factfinder (the primary vehicle for Census demographic data), and guide us in identifying the tract and block numbers for different communities. Registration and additional information can be found here.
Commuter Challenge Results
Together we logged 62 trips and 715 miles by walking, biking, and telecommuting! Thank you to all who participated and stopped by our Commuter Pit-Stop and Commuter Breakfast events!
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.