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.
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 meeting projected wastewater demand.
Public Workshop – SUBASE New London Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Regional Housing/Transportation Plan:
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is conducting a study to identify and plan for future demands for housing and transportation across the region as a result of expanded activities at General Dynamics Electric Boat and Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE New London).
Attend a public workshop on July 15th to learn more about this initiative, review findings, and provide feedback on initial, recommended housing strategies and transportation improvements. Visit www.subasenewlondonjlus.com for more information.
The Southeast Area Transit District (SEAT) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide transit management services, for the transit district, for a five-year engagement, with the potential for two three-year extensions.
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.
Colchester, Montville, New London, Norwich, and Sprague were awarded grants under the CT DOT Community Connectivity Program. Community Connectivity grants are used for capital projects that improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.
- Colchester: Town Green Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project, $397,030.00.
- Montville: Route 32/163 Intersection Improvement, $378,000.00.
- New London: Connectivity Improvements at Governor Winthrop Boulevard, Water Street, and Ferry Street (signals, sidewalks, crosswalks), $399,901.00.
- Norwich: Franklin Square Safety Improvements (roundabout), $400,000.00.
- Sprague: Shetucket River Nature Style Walkway, $400,000.00.
In 2018, a Task Force of the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments was established to explore solutions to ease the impact of non-profit agencies on municipal Net Grand Lists and expenses.
Among the Task Force participants were municipal chief elected officials/managers, municipal assessors, non-profit agency executives, a hospital representative, a representative of a private college, and SCCOG staff.
SCCOG staff, with consultants from AECOM, are leading a planning process that will assess existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and identify gaps and future needs in pedestrian and bicycle networks. This study period will run through June 2019.
The study team is seeking input from constituents with an interest in bicycle and pedestrian transportation to drive planning recommendations.