October 04, 2007
You are invited to join the WRP in October…
The Tunbridge Planning Commission is sponsoring a community potluck gathering on Friday, October 12 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Tunbridge Town Hall. Community members are invited to hear four speakers – Euclid Farnham, Kari Dolan, Kevin Geiger, and Mary Russ – discuss history, natural history, geology, recreation, and floodplain issues on the First Branch watershed of the White River.
The Vermont DEC River Management Program, Vermont Law School and its Land Use Institute, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, and the Two Rivers–Ottauquechee Regional Commission, is co-sponsoring a conference at the Vermont Law School to provide municipal officials and attorneys with key information they need to understand both the flood hazards in Vermont and the liabilities associated with municipal and landowner actions. The conference is free of charge for municipal officers (planning commissioners, Selectboards, zoning administrators, etc.) thanks to a generous grant from the DEC River Management Program. For others, the fee is $35 for general registration and $125 for those seeking CLE Credit.
For more information please go to http://www.vermontlaw.edu/elc/landuse/ or contact Jane D’Antonio, Institute Administrator at Vermont Law School at (802) 831-1217.
This summer, the Vermont Legislature hired a consultant to review the Current Use Program and created a Task Force to determine whether the Program needs to be modified. 3 hearings are planned this month to invite public comment on the consultant’s report, which is available online. The public hearings are scheduled at 5pm on October 10 in Room 11 of the Vermont Statehouse; at 5pm on October 17 in the Bridport Town Hall; and at 5pm on October 23 in the America Legion Hartford Post 26 in White River Junction.
To provide watershed residents with more information on the Program and the Task Force in advance of the October 23 meeting in White River Junction, the WRP’s Forestry Work Group is hosting a free event on Monday, October 15 from 7-9pm in the Royalton Academy Building in Royalton village. Bill Snow, Chief of Current Use for the VT Tax Dept., and Rep. Alison Clarkson, sponsor of the legislation and Task Force member, will present information about the Program and the Task Force, and will answer questions. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by calling Mary Russ at (802) 767-4600.
For more information about any of these events, contact Mary Russ at (802) 767-4600.