Legislative Policy Priorities, Flood assistance for affected homeowners, and Cyber Security Assessments to name a few of the items in this month’s newsletter.
Flood Resilience Support Services
Property Owners Flood Hazard Mitigation Meeting.
On February 22nd WestCOG staff along with the Westport Fire Chief and Dewberry Associates held a public information meeting for affected property owners at the Westport Town Hall. To view the presentation and learn more about the program, please click on the button below.
MTP Public Information Meeting
Come learn about the draft Metropolitan Transportation Plan at one of the public information meetings this week! 2/22-Danbury Library, 2/23-Zoom, or 2/23-Stamford Library. Full details here: https://westcog.org/transportation/foundational-plans/metropolitan-transportation-plans/
Metropolitan Transportation Plan-Public Comment Period
Draft 2023-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Air Quality Conformity Determinations Public Comment Period and Public Participation Meeting Information
As host to the Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (HVMPO) and South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO), the Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) will accept comments from February 8, 2023 to March 9, 2023 on the draft 2023-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Air Quality Conformity Determinations for Ozone and Particulates. The draft MTP is a 25-year vision for the development of the transportation system and identifies investments in the region. The draft MTP is being updated and will be considered for endorsement at the HVMPO and SWRMPO meeting on March 16, 2023.
The draft MTP and Air Quality Conformity will be available for inspection at westcog.org starting February 8, 2023. Persons with limited internet access may contact WestCOG by telephone at 475-323-2060, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail the WestCOG office: 1 Riverside Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. Comments on the draft MTP or air quality conformity may be made by mail to the WestCOG office, email, or at one of the three public information meetings: 1) February 22, 2023, 6:30PM to 8:00PM at the Danbury Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 170 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810; 2) February 23, 2023, 1:00PM to 2:30PM virtually by registering at westcog.org; or 3) February 23, 2023, 6:30PM to 8:00PM at the Ferguson Main Library, Auditorium, 1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford CT 06904
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The Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning forum has been announced.
Metropolitan Transportation Plan
WestCOG is updating the Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTP) for the South Western Region and Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organizations. The MTPs, previously referred to as the Long Range Transportation Plans or LRTP, are the primary documents for transportation planning, strategies, and investments in the region for the next 25 years.