The Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors (ECAR) and the Southeastern Connecticut Housing Alliance (SECHA) to Host Affordable Housing Solutions Program, “Getting it Done in CT”, September 20th:
The Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors (ECAR) and the Southeastern Connecticut Housing Alliance (SECHA) will host an affordable housing solutions program, “Getting it Done in CT”, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. The program is open to the public but geared primarily toward officials and staff involved in land use planning and regulation.
An expert speaker panel will discuss the various funding mechanisms for affordable housing projects, and the categories of development most appropriate for each.
Mike Santoro, Connecticut Department of Housing
Nandini Natarajan, CEO, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Jonathan Blake, CZEO, Town of Killingly
Julie Savin, President, ECHO
Stephanie Hughes, Realtor®
Registration: Register Here or call (860) 892-2595.
Date: September 20, 2022.
Location: Mystic Hilton, 20 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT.
Agenda: Breakfast 8:00am – 9:00am, Program with Speaker Panel 9:00am – 10:30am.
- Public Meeting #1 – Groton Public Library, August 2, 2022
- Public Meeting #2 – SCCOG Offices (and virtual), August 3, 2022
- Combined Agenda | Meeting #2 Zoom Recording
White Paper – Remote Meeting Requirements as Required by Public Act 22-3: An Act Concerning Remote Meetings under the Freedom of Information Act (2022):
On April 28, 2022, Governor Ned Lamont signed Public Act No. 22-3, which permanently establishes the requirements for wholly or partially virtual public meetings in Connecticut. This White Paper discusses the requirements established by PA 22-3, and is intended to be a resource by municipal agencies and staff.
Deadline: May 27, 2022, or until filled.
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments seeks a highly motivated and creative Regional Planner to join its team of passionate and dedicated planning professionals. The candidate who fills this position will work in all facets of planning at both the local and regional level and will gain valuable experience working in a collaborative and supportive environment.
The Regional Planner participates in comprehensive planning activities and functions, assists with the administration of SCCOG’s transportation planning program, and provides assistance to member municipalities. May attend night meetings. SCCOG staff have the opportunity to gain experience in multiple subject areas including land use regulation, economic development, natural resource conservation, transportation, housing, human services, sustainability and resilience, and emergency management.
This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position. SCCOG offers a highly competitive benefits package including flexibility in work scheduling, health insurance, a pension plan and optional 457(b) retirement plan, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick/vacation leave accrual, reimbursement of APA/AICP dues, and compensatory time for attendance at night meetings.
The position of Planner I requires a bachelor’s degree in planning or related field; Planner II requires a master’s degree in planning or related field plus 1 year experience, or bachelor’s and three years’ experience.
2022 Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP) Solicitation:The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is pleased to announce the 2022 solicitation for projects under the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP). LOTCIP funds municipal transportation projects in the census-designated urbanized area, affecting arterial and collector roadways. Projects must have a minimum construction cost of $300,000 to be eligible. Pre-application submissions are due to SCCOG by 4:00pm on May 20th. Municipalities are invited to join a virtual information session on April 17th, at 10:00am. The information session will cover the application process and allow for question and answer. A recording will be posted. LOTCIP Solicitation Memo (4/20/22) Information Session:
Time/Date: April 27, 2022 10:00 PM EST
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Request for Qualifications and Proposals – Southeastern Connecticut Stormwater Authority Pilot Project
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is seeking qualifications and proposals from firms capable of assisting the Council of Governments and four (4) member municipalities, in studying the feasibility of establishing municipal stormwater authorities. Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and expertise in engineering, planning, environmental science, municipal management, or other relevant topic areas. This project will be funded by a Municipal Resilience Grant from the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA).
Submission instructions and additional details are contained in the RFQ/P below. Submissions are due by 4:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, April 29, 2022.
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is seeking a Transportation Planner to assist with the administration of SCCOG’s transportation planning program, participate in comprehensive planning activities and functions, and provides assistance to member municipalities. A successful candidate will have experience with project management and with analyzing and presenting data and preparing technical written reports. The candidate’s previous experience in and/or willingness to increase knowledge about transportation planning processes will be critically evaluated.
This position is open until close of business, March 25th, or until filled.
A public comment period for the adoption of “Ozone and PM2.5 Air Quality Conformity Determination of the 2019-2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plans and the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Programs, As Amended” begins March 2, 2022 and ends April 20, 2022.
A public hearing will be held at the regular SCCOG Board Meeting scheduled Wednesday, April 20, 2022 via Zoom videoconference/teleconference. A meeting agenda and participation instructions will be posted here to the Meetings page approximately one week prior to the meeting. Written comments and questions may also be submitted to email@example.com and DOT.AQUnit@ct.gov.
“Conformity” is a requirement of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) Section 176(c) (42 U.S.C.7506(c)) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conformity regulations (40 CFR 93 Subpart A). These regulations require that each new Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) be demonstrated to conform to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) before an MTP and TIP is approved by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) or accepted by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT); the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is a MPO. This process ensures that transportation projects in the MTP and TIP are consistent with air quality goals and that progress is made toward achieving and maintaining Federal air quality standards. A conformity determination is undertaken to estimate emissions from a transportation system and demonstrate that those emissions are within the limits outlined in State air quality implementation plans.