The July 2020 Newsletter is out. Learn about WestCOG’s new hire, Tucker Beckett. Or learn about our recently completed reports on Public Safety and a Norwalk Corridor Study, or learn about Stormwater Mapping Opportunities. So much this July! 🌞
WestCOG hosted a webinar on Managing Open Space During a Pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic called for lockdowns and social distancing regulations, which have disrupted life throughout Connecticut, and beyond. Concurrently, the increased use of trails and open space has been extraordinary. These facilities are experiencing record highs. On many accounts, this is a good thing! However, open space managers, towns, and state agencies are grappling with how to best manage and promote use while upholding new (and constantly evolving) public health and safety protocols.
Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. (FHI) partnered with WestCOG to host an informational webinar.
The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG), along with its member municipalities, is developing its first Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) for all 18 communities.
A Hazard Mitigation Plan helps a community understand risks and take steps to reduce natural hazard impacts. And the plan becomes that much more relevant with public comment. We want to hear from you!
- Have you been impacted by a natural hazard?
- How is your community preparing?
- What steps do you think should be taken?
Public Participation HMP Meetings are occurring throughout July and August. Find Meeting dates for your towns on the WestCOG Website.
The Section 5310 program provides Federal funding for capital expenses (up to 80% of total project cost) and operating expenses (up to 50% of total project cost) to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to transportation service and expanding transportation mobility options.
The application process has begun. See more information on the application process on WestCOG’s 5310 Webpage.
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