SWRPC Meetings

July 10

The SWRPC Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) will meet at 12:00 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene. For more information, please contact Todd Horner of SWRPC staff.


Other Meetings

July 16

The Monadnock Region Coordinating Council (MRCC) will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene. For more information, please contact Todd Horner of SWRPC staff.

July 16

The Hinsdale Brattleboro Existing Bridges Subcommittee will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Brattleboro Municipal Offices at 230 Main Street in Brattleboro, VT. For more information, please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

July 17

The Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation (MAST) Steering Committee will meet at 3:00 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene. For more information, please contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.

Aug 23

The Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation (MAST) Complete Streets Subcommittee will meet at 10:00  a.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene. For more information, please contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.


Items of Interest

The Regional Public Involvement Plan for Southwest New Hampshire has been adpoted and released. To view the plan, please click here.

The NH Broadband Mapping and Planning Program needs your help! Take the Broadband Access Survey and Speed Test to help identify homes and businesses that are un-served and underserved for high speed internet. Info

For additional NH planning events, see the NH Office of Strategic Initiatives Events Calendar.

Discover more about Granite State Future.

Municipal Survey Report

To learn about Monadnock Region Future: A Plan for Southwest New Hampshire visit

To learn about the Greater Keene Air Quality Education and Outreach Campaign visit.

To learn about the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning process visit

Highlights - November 2017

 SWRPC  November 2017

 Commission Highlights

Vol. 23 - No.11


Check out the SWRPC Highlights Archive for previous issues.

Current Issue in PDF format


Final U.S. Census Bureau LUCA Webinar and Training


December 15th is the last day to register for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) program. Participation allows your community to be more accurately represented in the upcoming Census. Zoe Ritter, of the U.S. Census Bureau, will offer a final webinar and training workshop on December 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to explain the program’s importance for the 2020 Census, steps to participate, and how information can be updated. Municipal officials staff are encouraged to register and participate in the webinar. For registration details, visit https://goo.gl/k2oZuE or contact Henry Underwood of Commission staff. Additional information on LUCA is available at www.census.gov/geo/partnerships/luca.html.


Connecticut River Conservancy - River Access Opportunity


The Connecticut River Conservancy is seeking assistance in improving public access to the River. With the relicensing of the Wilder, Bellows Falls, and Vernon dams, there is an opportunity to influence how these dams affect the river through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) re-licensing process. Please take a survey that should take about 15 minutes and will aid in the collection of information to help make informed decisions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRCrecreation. There are also two upcoming public meetings that you can learn more about the dam re-licensing process and share your input. They are:

  • Tuesday, December 5th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hinsdale Town Hall, 11 Main Street, Hinsdale, NH.
  • Thursday, December 7th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kilton Public Library, 80 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH.

For additional information, please contact Kathy Urffer, River Steward, Connecticut River Conversancy, (802) 258-0413 or email kurffer@ctriver.org.


Southwest Connects Corridor Meetings


On November 6th the SWRPC Transportation Advisory Committee hosted the last of seven meetings covering the eight corridors featured in Southwest Connects: Southwest Region Transportation Plan with a meeting about the NH 101 East Corridor at the Peterborough Town Hall. The purpose of these corridor meetings has been to present information about opportunities and challenges that each Corridor faces and learn about emerging needs from elected officials and municipal staff. SWRPC continues to actively collect input on transportation needs for each Corridor. If you are interested in the information, presentations for each Corridor are posted on SWRPC’s transportation webpage at http://www.swrpc.org/trans. The presentations feature data including demographic, housing, economic and travel trends information, information about infrastructure and safety, past projects, programmed projects, and anticipated future transportation infrastructure and service needs. For more information or to provide feedback, please contact J. B. Mack of Commission staff.


Brownfields Assessment Funding


During November, SWRPC submitted an application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for continuation of its Brownfields Assessment program. If awarded, the grant would focus on properties with known or suspected mixed hazardous substance contamination. SWRPC has an existing grant to assess petroleum contamination and actively seeking brownfields sites that fit this description. For more information about our recent grant proposal or the Brownfields program, please contact J. B. Mack of Commission staff.


Public-Private Partnership “P3” Commission Soliciting Proposals


The NH P3 Oversight Commission was formed as a result of SB 549 from the 2016 legislative session. The P3 Commission is in the process of developing a framework for considering proposals for projects which combine public and private resources in an effort to effectively address the State’s transportation infrastructure needs. For years, P3 approaches have been successful in other countries including Australia and Canada and more recently in the U.S. in Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and other states. By leveraging private investment including financing, specific – often large-scale – transportation projects may become more feasible and near-term. As part of its process, the P3 Commission has issued a call for Letters of Interest for transportation infrastructure project proposals. This “Call for Projects” is essentially a form which prompts basic information to serve as an overview description of project proposals. Deadline for letters of interest is Friday January 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Complete details at https://www.nh.gov/dot/programs/public-private-partnership/index.htm.


Save the Date: MAST Annual Meeting


The Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation (MAST) Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Keene. The event will include a meeting of the Steering Committee at 4:00 p.m. followed by a 5:00 p.m. program featuring Phil Goff of Alta Planning and Design and Tiffany Mannion, Bicycle Mayor of Keene. Attendees will also learn about projects and initiatives that MAST plans to undertake in 2018 to create a more sustainable transportation system in Southwest NH. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Henry Underwood of Commission staff or visit www.mastnh.org.