Utilities/Facilities Planning & Capital Budgeting – Our communities are regularly faced with decisions regarding when to build facilities, how to decide on services, and how to pay for major capital investments such as new roads, heavy equipment, parks or public facilities.
By undertaking a thorough review of these issues in the development of a town plan’s utility and facility element, towns can understand and prioritize their needs and their costs. Then, through a Capital Budget and Program, a community can link their long-term development plans with its annual budgeting process. Taking these steps will allow your community to sensibly invest in infrastructure and services without overburdening taxpayers in any given year. This task can seem daunting, but is actually quite doable when broken down into simple steps.
Join the staff of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission in an evening workshop and discussion that will provide some easy-to-use tools for creating a Utilities and Facilities plan element and Capital Budget and Program.
This workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 6th at 7:00 pm at the Barnard Town Hall. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, contact Kevin Geiger at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 802-457-3188 ext 24.
Using Land Use Planning to Sustain and Enhanced Natural Resources – Our natural resources (rivers, lakes, streams, forests, wildlife, etc.) are an important part of what makes Vermont’s communities unique. These resources contribute to our towns by providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, solitude and as an economic stimulator.
Join the staff of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission in an evening workshop and discussion that focuses on how we can use land use planning as a tool to sustain and enhance our natural resources so that they may remain an essential and useful part of our communities for generations to come.
Guests will be guided through the natural resource planning tools that are offered through the Municipal Plan, Subdivision and Zoning regulations. Guests will have the opportunity to discuss the obstacles and opportunities these tools present in our towns.
This workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 pm at the Bethel Town Hall. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, contact Chris Sargent at email@example.com or at 802-457-3188 ext 12.