Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is a public agency with representatives from twenty-two towns, cities, and boroughs, formed to provide a basis for intergovernmental cooperation in dealing with a wide range of issues. The Council was organized in October of 1992, taking over the mission of the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (SCRPA), which had been in existence since January 1961.

Primary focus areas of SCCOG are: Regional Planning, which includes producing studies and plans that affect the responsible development of the region; Transportation Planning and prioritization of State and Federal transportation funding, as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); and Regional Services, which includes staffing assistance to local land use commissions and exploring additional avenues for cost savings and inter-municipal cooperation.

For more information about SCCOG, including membership and committee information, see the About page. For member municipality web links, see the bottom of this page.

Regional Bike and Pedestrian Plan, Final Draft – Comment Period Open through October 20th, 2019:

The Final Draft of the 2019 Southeastern Connecticut Regional Bike and Pedestrian Plan is available for review and comment at www.bikewalksect.com. The 2019 Southeastern Connecticut Regional Bike and Pedestrian Plan inventories regional programs and assets, identifies a regional network for cyclists, analyzes pedestrian environments, and culminates in recommendations that will lead to a more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly region.

A Public Meeting is scheduled for October 10th, 5:30pm, at the Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT.

Comments may be submitted electronically to Kate Rattan (SCCOG) and/or Kevin Tedesco (AECOM), or in-person at the October 10 meeting.

Kate Rattan, AICP
Planner III/Transportation Program Manager
Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
krattan@seccog.org

Kevin Tedesco
Transportation Planner
AECOM
kevin.tedesco@aecom.com

New White Paper: Short-term Rentals:

Short term rentals, or STRs, (known colloquially by their brand names such as ‘Airbnbs’ and ‘VRBOs,’ short for ‘Vacation Rental By Owners’) are currently a growing segment of the travel market. This paper discusses common land-use issues related to STRs, the current law, and ways in which towns may regulate STRs.

White Paper

Annual DEEP Greenways Council Trails Symposium:

The Governor’s Greenways Council, in partnership with Goodwin College, is excited to announce its fourth annual Connecticut Trails Symposium will take place October 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the College’s East Hartford campus (Community Room, 211 Riverside Dr).

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SCCOG Completes Fiscal Impact Analysis Report and Tool:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, with assistance from 4ward Planning, Inc., recently completed a two-phase project concerning municipal expenditures and the fiscal impacts of land development in member municipalities. Phase One of the project produced a report that examines municipal and school-district expenditures and liabilities. The report profiles each community and identifies regional trends. Phase Two of the project built upon data collected during Phase One to create individualized tools for each municipality. The Phase Two tools are intended to estimate new tax revenue and municipal and school-district expenditures associated with future residential, commercial, and industrial development, based on project-specific inputs from municipal staff. Phase One Report

SCCOG Adopts Regional Wastewater Management Plan:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments adopted a Regional Wastewater Management Plan on July 17. The plan creates an understanding of the current condition of the centralized wastewater systems in the region, contains projections for demand and facility capacity, identifies infrastructure at-risk to natural hazards, and establishes recommendations for local and regional solutions to meet projected wastewater demand.

Regional Wastewater Management Plan (2019)

Metropolitan Transportation Plan:

SCCOG adopted its 2019-2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) on March 20th.

The MTP is a policy document with a 25-year horizon, which sets priorities for Federal transportation funding in southeastern Connecticut. The MTP studies existing conditions and transportation needs, and makes recommendations for transportation improvements through the year 2045. The MTP is updated every four years.

Metropolitan Transportation Plan (2019-2045)