2020 Tactical Basin Planning Services

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 to Announcements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2020

CONTACT: Mike Winslow, Transportation Planner

[email protected]

Office: (802) 388-3141

Municipal Tactical Basin Planning Services

Middlebury, VTAddison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) will provide support for municipalities improving water quality The work will focus on water quality in the Otter Creek and its tributaries as identified by the Otter Creek Tactical Basin Plan. ACRPC will be coordinating with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District and the Addison County River Watch Collaborative in implementing the Otter Creek Basin Plan. The work is supported through grant from DEC. Activities began this fall and will continue through July 2021.

The funding allows ACRPC to assist municipal staff and boards in developing land use policy options such as stronger municipal protections against flood hazards and river corridor erosion, stormwater master planning, and other town plan or zoning changes that improve water quality. Additionally, ACRPC will help identify areas of high sediment and nutrient run-off.

ACRPC provide a forum for municipalities to discuss and resolve mutual concerns, to provide assistance to municipalities with the planning process and information gathering, to develop a regional plan, and to be a central repository of planning information. ACRPC was established in 1967 when the Vermont Legislature passed measures enabling municipalities to join together to form regional commissions.

For more information about the ACRPC, please visit www.acrpc.org.

For more information, please contact Mike Winslow, Transportation Planner: [email protected] or (802) 388-3141.

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