When Governments Cooperate - State Government Municipal Day

A Day of Workshops for Vermont's Local Officials
Thursday November 13, 2014
Our Second Municipal Day
National Life Building, Montpelier, VT

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), in cooperation with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), invite you to participate in When Governments Cooperate: State Government Municipal Day at the National Life Building in Montpelier, VT on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

When Governments Cooperate: State Government Municipal Day is an all-day event that will include poster presentations, workshops, technical assistance and the opportunity to engage with Agency staff members and municipal colleagues from across the state. Space is limited and on-line pre-registration is required.

The day begins with coffee and poster presentations followed by a kick-off plenary session at the National Life cafeteria. The plenary session will include remarks by Agency leadership for ANR, ACCD and VTrans where you'll hear about the upcoming issues and opportunities we see for municipalities.

Workshop sessions will run during the morning and afternoon. You must pre-register for workshops as seating is limited. The $30 registration fee includes morning coffee and a buffet-style lunch by the New England Culinary Institute at the National Life cafeteria. The event will take place from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm.

Who should attend Municipal Day November 2014:

  • Select Board Members
  • Town Managers
  • Municipal Legal Staff
  • Planners / Planning Commission Members
  • DRB and Zoning Officials
  • Conservation Commission Members
  • Superintendents of Public Works
  • Development Review Board Members
  • Regional Planning and Development Agencies
  • Solid Waste District Staff
  • Town Clerks
  • Economic Development Staff
State Government Municipal Day Agenda: November 13, 2014

Please click Workshop Session links below to see detailed descriptions

You can also download the State Government Municipal Day November 13, 2014 Brochure here (278 KB PDF)

 

8:00 - 10:00 am -
   Registration, Coffee & Poster Presentations in cafeteria
   Plenary Remarks by Agency Leadership at 9:00 am

 

10:00 - 11:30 am - Click for Workshop Session 1 details - choices include:

1a. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (Part 1 of 4)
  2. Building Strong Communities (Part 1 of 2): Tools You Can Use
  3. Road Ready: Are You Prepared for the Storm?
  4. Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI): Innovative Solutions to Stormwater Woes
  5. Avoiding Common Mistakes: The Most Common Municipal Violations of DEC's Permit Programs and How to Avoid Them
  6. In the Computer Lab: ANR's Natural Resources Atlas


11:30 - 12:45 pm - Buffet Lunch in the National Life cafeteria

 

12:45 - 1:45 pm - Click for Workshop Session 2 details - choices include:

1b. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (Part 2 of 4)   
  7.
Building Strong Communities (Part 2 of 2): Putting the Tools to Work
  8. Technical Assistance and Grant Opportunities from VTrans' Highway Division
  9. Flood Resilience (Part 1 of 2): What You Need to Know About Emergency In-stream Work
10. Town Forests Enrich Communities: Learn What They Can Do for You!
11. How to Handle Unwanted Visitors: Local Approaches to Managing Invasive Species
12. In the Computer Lab: ANR's Natural Resources Atlas


2:00 - 3:00 pm - Click for Workshop Session 3 details - choices include:

1c. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (Part 3 of 4)
13. Flood Resilience (Part 2 of 2): Municipal Planning and Tools
14. A Multi-Agency Introduction to Municipal Involvement in Act 250
15. Managing Roads: Best Practices to Maintain Infrastructure, Protect Water Quality, Enhance Safety and Save Money
16. Manage your Greatest Assets: Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure
17. Natural Resource Inventories:  Forest Blocks, Wildlife Corridors, Natural Communities, and Rare Species!
18. In the Computer Lab: ANR's Natural Resources Atlas


3:15 - 4:15 pm - Click for Workshop Session 4 details - choices include:

1d. Vermont's Ecology & Environment: An Introduction to Town Planning for Natural Resources (Part 4 of 4)
19. A Multi-Agency Introduction to Municipal Involvement in Section 248
20. Next Steps for Vermont's Universal Recycling Law: Pricing and Pick-Up
21. Do your Part, Be SepticSmart!
22. Where Land and Water Meet: Wetland and Shoreland Regulations


Poster Presentations will include:

  • Adapting to a Shifting Climate
  • Evolution of Stream Crossings/Flume
  • Local Planning for Recreation
  • Communities Caring for Tree Canopy
  • Environmental Assistance Office - We Can Help
  • Stormwater Master Planning
  • Hunting and Fishing Licenses
  • Agency of Natural Resources Grants Available
  • Forest Land Conservation
  • Solid Waste Programs and Assistance
  • Public Health Tracking / Healthy Vermonters 2020
  • Water Infrastructure Financing Programs
  • Vermont Boat Access Greeter Program
  • DWGWPD Capacity Program / Sustainable Water Systems
  • Brownfields
  • Flood Resilience
  • VTrans technical assistance and related grant opportunities
  • Forest, Parks and Recreation Programs
  • The benefits ANR lands and facilities bring to your town, Vermonters and our visitors
  • Geologic Investigations to Reduce Community Vulnerability

Pre-Registration:

There is a $30.00 registration fee for Municipal Day November 2014 which includes morning coffee and a buffet lunch by the New England Culinary Institute in the National Life cafeteria. After entering your general registration and billing information, you will be asked to choose one topic for each of the workshop sessions (time slots).  Please review the choices by clicking on the workshop session links above, then
Please click here to register and pay for Municipal Day November 2014.

Location & Parking:

The workshops will be offered at the State offices on the National Life campus in Montpelier, Vermont. Parking information will be sent to registrants at a later date.
Agency of Natural Resources
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3901
Driving directions and Google map

For more information, please contact:

Penny Percival, Agency of Natural Resources
penny.percival@state.vt.us
802-828-1294

 

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