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WestCOG is selected for UConn’s CBI program

WestCOG is selected for UConn’s CBI program. This year WestCOG hopes to begin developing an inventory of brownfield properties within its region. https://cbi.engr.uconn.edu/2021/01/18/spring-2021-cbi-municipal-assistance-program-recipients-announced/

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January 2021 News Letter

January 2021 Newsletter 🎊 Happy 2021, WestCOG has some fresh new year goals, from sharing insights on the federal COVID Stimulus Funds to Winter Maintenance Training. See more in the newsletter today! https://mailchi.mp/8f1db70442c4/westcog-news-january-2021

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COVID Relief Update

Congressman Himes met with Western Connecticut Council of Governments on 12/23/2020 to provide an update on the anticipated COVID Relief Funds coming through US Congress. The meeting has been recorded and shared on WestCOG’s youtube channel.

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Winter Maintenance Virtual Training

A run down on environmentally-friendly and cost-effective winter maintenance techniques. The training session includes the following topics: Training on the environmental impacts of chlorides Effects of weather Anti-icing materials (chemicals & science) De-icing/plowing (chemicals) Pavement temperature and application rates Record keeping equipment calibration demonstration This training session is recommended for public works directors, as well … Continue reading Winter Maintenance Virtual Training

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Housing Trends in the Region and State

Housing productions varies substantially by region in Connecticut. WestCOG has produced maps and charts of recent trends in housing, including home building (total and multi-family) in the state’s regions, sizes and sales prices nationwide; and housing, household, and population statistics.

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Relative Population Growth in Connecticut

Over the last fifty years, Connecticut has increased in population. However, this macro-level trend conceals substantial variation across time and space, with some regions and municipalities gaining people, some losing people, and some doing both (albeit in different decades). Population trends have an impact on housing: in areas that are growing, home values tend to … Continue reading Relative Population Growth in Connecticut

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