Blog & Events • Month: December 2019

Middlesex VPA Awards

May 5, 2021

Congratulations to Middlesex, winner of two 2021 Vermont Planners Association awards!  Plan of the Year: Walkable Middlesex Village Study (Town of Middlesex and Dayton Crites, DuBois & King) Citizen Planners of the Year: The Town of Middlesex Planning Commission Read More >>

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Video & Presentation from 3/31 Planning & Zoning Roundtable

April 5, 2021

Access the video link and the presentation “Cannabis is Coming” from the recent Planning & Zoning Roundtable, held on 3/31/21. Link to video: Link to presentation: Cannabis is Coming

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 Local Emergency Management Plans (LEMPs) due May 1st

March 23, 2021

LEMPs should be adopted by Towns by May 1st annually in accordance with 20 V.S.A § 6 and the State Emergency Management Plan. This deadline has not been extended. A current LEMP is required for municipalities to receive federal preparedness funds and increased state reimbursement through the Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund (ERAF). The LEMP […]

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Planning Commissioners + Municipal Officials Roundtable  — Cannabis is Coming

March 15, 2021

Planning & Zoning Roundtable Series SAVE THE DATE:     03.31.21   – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Planning Commissioners + Municipal Officials Roundtable Topic: Cannabis is Coming Session will include a review Act 164 Legislation and discussion on how municipalities can be partners in supporting healthy communities and preventing substance abuse. Remote Participation via GoToMeetings Via […]

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2021 LEMP Seminars

March 5, 2021

2021 LEMP Seminars are scheduled for March 8 and March 11 VEM will be hosting an Local Emergency Management Plan (LEMP) update seminar (virtually) on March 8th from 6:30 to 7:30pm and again on March 11th from 3pm to 4pm for any communities that want to participate and learn about getting your LEMP done and adopted. […]

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February 25, 2021

HELP PROTECT VERMONT’S FORESTS THIS WINTER! As you hit the trails this winter, take a close look at Vermont’s forests. Some trees are threatened by invasive forest insects, and in some places, you might be the only one to spot them! The three pests to be on the lookout for when exploring our forests are […]

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Regional Elders and Persons with Disabilities Transportation Committee (REDPAC)

February 18, 2021

The Central Vermont Regional Elders and Persons with Disabilities (E&D) Transportation Program supports community members through affordable transportation to medical appointments, access to fresh food at the grocery store, and social visits with friends and family. In our region, Green Mountain Transit (GMT) contracts with the Central Vermont Agency on Aging and Vermont Center for […]

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Vermont DEC Publishes MRGP 2021 Newsletter

January 28, 2021

The Department of Environmental Conservation has published its 2021 Municipal Roads General Permit newsletter. The newsletter includes information of 2021 requirements, fees, grant resources and training opportunities.  The newsletter can be accessed here.

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Calais LHMP Survey- Feedback Requested 

January 22, 2021

The Town of Calais is looking for help identifying local safety hazards to assist in editing the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). Hazard Mitigation Plans aim to develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events. Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property damage by lessening the […]

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Reminder: Tier II Reports Are Due March 1st! 

January 15, 2021

As established in the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Tier II reports are submitted annually to the State, the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and the local responding fire department to increase the public’s knowledge of hazardous materials in their communities, and improve emergency planning.   Vermont is requesting Tier 2 forms […]

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