An unofficial page
offering online access to some of the things the South Western Regional
Planning Agency does to inform itself of matters of concern to its
SWITCHEROO - 6629 merged into 6706 - after car tax killed... "shall
be restructured to form a regional council of governments (Regional
Planning organizations now to be all COGs. Starting
with Section 250 of this "implimenter bill" 6706, you can find
what a regional planning commission is ("may be created")
CT COMPTROLLER Kevin Lembo (May 6, 2013)
S . W . R .
P. A . M E E T I N G
O F I N T E R E S T ( W I T
H S P E C I A L G U E S T S )
Presentations by experts
invited to either Board Meetings ("Public Comment") or meetings of
Committees open to the public; Q & A
HOW TO PREDICT IT...HOW TO DEAL WITH CONSEQUENCES AND CHANGES...AND
IN 2013, HAVING PASSED THE GREENHOUSE GAS TIPPING POINT...
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY COASTAL
RESILIENCE MUST BE CONCERNED ABOUT NATURAL FLOODING, TOO, WE THINK.
SUPPLY PLANNING: THE
NEED FOR DROUGHT PREPAREDNESS IN SOUTH WESTERN CONNECTICUT
Watch now - video here.
May 11, 2011 Greenwich Conservation Director Denise Savageau, presented: Water
Supply Planning: The Need for
Drought Preparedness in South Western Connecticut," as part of the SWRPA
Environment Committee’s lunchtime speaker series, Natural Resources in
a Changing Landscape.
lecture ran from around 12:30 -1:30 p.m. in the SWRPA
conference room and was videotaped. For additional information
visit the SWRPA website http://www.swrpa.org/Default.aspx?Regional=240.
Please click here to
go to the 2003 Drought Preparedness and Response Plan (prepared by
Interagency Drought Work Group as accepted by the Connecticut Water
Planning Council), distributed to attendees at the lecture.
PLANNING: MIANUS, SAUGATUCK AND FIVE MILE RIVERS
workshop was held in the Douglas Room of the Lapham
Community Center, 663 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT.
Workshop 3 -
November 30, 2011 - Picture story below, slide presentation here.
PLANNING NEXT PHASE...DEEP REP PRESENT.
ALSO, PLEASE check out the blog for each
watershed, including links to an interactive project map!!! RESIDENTS OF THE
WATERSHEDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE HERE!!!
Watershed Based Plans for the Saugatuck, Five Mile and Mianus Rivers
moved ahead on November 30, 2011 at the Lapham Community
Center in New Canaan form 6:30-8:30. This workshop covered the next step in
developing final watershed based plans for each of these three
watersheds. Draft reports are available on the project website http://www.swrpa.org/Default.aspx?Regional=280
Five Mile: http://fivemileriverwatershedplanning.blogspot.com
Workshop 2 - Goals and
Strategies, Norwalk City Hall, April 28, 2011.
now - video here
This SWR workshop was recorded for educational purposes for citizens of
the region, especially those in the three (3) watersheds noted.
The Norwalk River has its own study.
FROM THE SWRPA
to some information on Rain Gardens and LID.
UConn CLEAR Rain Garden Webinar
LID (Low Impact
COMPTROLLER AT SWRPA MONTHLY MEETING
Hon. Kevin Lembo, addressed
the SWRPA Board of Directors on May 6, 2013. With the Comptroller
was Ms. Martha Carlson.
Good news and bad news to report.
State Surplus (perhaps a one-shot deal) this fiscal yrar to close out
NOW! Best viewed with Internet Explorer, which will
automatically open Windows Media Player and start playback without
waiting for the download to complete.
28 minutes 23 seconds;
MEETING ENDS WITH GIFT OF "50 YEAR
Since his previous visit, most of the 8 towns in SWRPA
have gone to Electronic Fund Transfers, as he suggested.
COMPTROLLER AT SWRPA MONTHLY MEETING
Kevin Lembo, addressed the SWRPA
Board of Directors on April 4, 2011. With Mr. Lembo was Ms.
Watch now -
Hon. Kevin Lembo, Comptroller, State of Connecticut
Link to information distributed re: Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT)
Innitiative and CT Prescription
FROM DRAFT MINUTES 4-4-11:
...Mr. Lembo conveyed that he was enjoying the
opportunity to meet with regional planning organizations throughout the
state. He provided a brief overview of the current state budget
challenges, proposed implementation of GAP accounting standards, and
some of the initiatives coming out of the State Comptroller’s Office
from the new administration, such as:
1. Municipalities and other entities are encouraged to make use
of Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), which provides electronic payments
to vendors and municipalities doing business with the State.
Information to begin this process was passed out to everyone.
2. Legislation adopted in 2010 authorized the Office of the State
Comptroller to administer a joint prescription drug purchasing program,
called the CT Prescription partnership. The partnership enables towns
and cities to join the state’s self-insured pharmacy benefit program
and achieve significant savings by purchasing drugs through the state.
Mr. Lembo urges the SWRPA representatives to speak with their
respective municipalities to inquire if there might be interest in
More information can be found by emailing questions to: Helen.Sullivan@po.state.ct.us.