Spring Planning & Zoning Conference
Attached is the announcement of the Office of Energy and Planning’s 2017 Spring Planning and Zoning Conference. The agenda will be made available at the time that registration opens, during the last week of February, and this year’s registration fee is $55.00 per person (registration feeds do not apply to conference volunteers- contact Kellie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 271-1755 for details).
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
CNHRPC began the biennial update of the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to cover Fiscal Years 2019-2028 on December 16, 2016. The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the central program management tool for structuring transportation improvements in the region. The FY 2017-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) consists of a list of transportation projects for the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC) region that are consistent with the goals and vision established in the comprehensive Regional Transportation Plan, adopted in April, 2015.
In New Hampshire, each of the nine regional planning commissions prepares a Regional TIP every two years based on input from local municipalities, NHDOT and each planning commission’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). This is concurrent with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s (NHDOT) Ten Year Plan update. The Regional TIP serves as a significant opportunity to fully understand the current transportation needs in the region. Just as the Ten Year Plan is established as the transportation project guide for New Hampshire, CNHRPC will utilize this regional TIP to plan for current and future transportation needs in the Central NH Region.
Request for Qualifications – CNHRPC On-Call Engineering Services
The Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC) is calling for statements of qualifications to provide on-call engineering services in support of transportation planning efforts throughout the Central New Hampshire Planning Commission region. The projects include Transportation Alternatives, Safe Routes to School, and other types of local and regional transportation planning projects that may be funded with local, state or federal funds (including Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration).
Request For Qualifications
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.