RPC hosts an annual Legislative Forum on topics of interest to legislators, commissioners and municipal officials. The 2017 Forum, being held on November 8, will focus on water resource issues from the regional and local perspective, along with specific areas concern. For more details and registration information is available on the Legislative Forum page and below.
NH Office of Strategic Initiatives (NH OSI, formerly the NH Office of Energy and Planning) has release the zoning calendars for 2017-2018. The calanders are avaialble below and additional details information is available at OSI's Resource Library under Zoning Amendment Calendar.
The UPWP Performance Report summarizes the progress that the RPC has made in implementing both the broad goals and specific tasks outlined in the FY 2016 - 2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) covering the MPO region. It is submitted to comply with federal Metropolitan Planning Regulations and to provide communities, MPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and Policy Committee members, and the public a report of progress on transportation planning projects and initiatives that the MPO has undertaken for the region. Over the course of the 24 months of the UPWP, the MPO spent approximately 16,400 hoursundertaking 129 of the 164 identified work tasks and products and approximately $1.16 million of Federal and Local funds. In conducting this work, the MPO expended a greater than budgeted number of personnel hours (101%) while spending only 99% of the funds available for the two years. Some highlights of the work undertaken include the following:
Substantial Progress on a full update to the Long Range Transportation Plan (Expected adoption October, 2017)
5 TIP Amendments and 24 administrative adjustments
Updated unified statewide project prioritization process and project selection criteria for the State Ten Year Plan
1000 hours in support of 16
Transportation Advisory Committee and 10 MPO Policy Committee meetings
600 Hours of Technical
assistance 23 Technical Assistance Projects for MPO Communities and development
impact review for 9 communities
1500 hours in support of transit
planning and technical assistance regional transit providers.
Over 5,000 Hours of mapping and data analysis work
1200 hours of stream crossing
data collection in 12 MPO communities.
900 hours in support of
regional bicycle and pedestrian planning
1400 Hours in natural resources
coordination, livability, and climate change related work.
Continued Regional Vulnerability
Analysis for storm surge and sea level ris
The schedule for the Governor's Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) public hearings on the draft Ten Year Plan has been released. Regional hearings include Kingston (9/18) and Hampton (10/16) however there will also be hearings in nearby Londonderry (9/14), Newmarket (10/12), and Dover (10/15). The full schedule is on the NHDOT Ten Year Plan website.
The RPC MPO announces its intention to adopt an updated Title VI/Non-Discrimination Plan. A 15-day public comment period begins Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and concludes Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Download Draft Document.
The RPC MPO announces its intent to adopt the 2018-2040 Long Range Transportation Plan for the MPO’s 27-town region. A 30-day public comment period for these documents begins Friday, September 8th, 2017 and concludes with a public hearing to solicit public comment scheduled on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. Download Draft Document.
MS4 Stormwater Technical Assistance Grants Available. RPC is now offering grants to assist municipalities with preparation, compliance and implementation activities for the MS4 Stormwater Permit. Applications are due by 8/25. For more detail or to apply visit the Grants and Funding page.
RPC is pleased to announce that it has appointed Timothy Roache of Stratham, NH to be the agency’s next Executive Director beginning August 1. Mr. Roache will be responsible for overall management of the agency and will work with the Commission’s highly experienced staff, its Executive Committee and community representatives on policy and strategic planning initiatives. He will succeed Cliff Sinnott who announced last February that he is retiring at the end of July, after serving as RPC’s Executive Director for nearly 30 years. The full press release is available on RPC's News page.