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 eight towns.


2013 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 out  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 S    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



GLOBAL WARMING


FLOODING
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 PROJECT
COASTAL RESILIENCE MUST BE CONCERNED ABOUT NATURAL FLOODING, TOO, WE THINK.




WATER 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.

The 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.


WATERSHED-BASED PLANNING:  MIANUS, SAUGATUCK AND FIVE MILE RIVERS


This 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.


WATERSHED PLANNING NEXT PHASE...DEEP REP PRESENT.
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

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!!!

Saugatuck: http://saugatuckriverwatershedplanning.blogspot.com.

Mianus: http://mianusriverwatershedplanning.blogspot.com

Five Mile: http://fivemileriverwatershedplanning.blogspot.com




Workshop 2 - Goals and Strategies, Norwalk City Hall, April 28, 2011.

Watch now - video here


ENVIRONMENT
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 ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE:
Links to some information on Rain Gardens and LID.

Rain Gardens

http://nemo.uconn.edu/research/raingarden/documents/rain_garden_design_guide.pdf

http://www.sustainability.uconn.edu/pdf/raingardenbroch.pdf

http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/NEMO/Publications/PDFs/SW.RGBrochure_text.pdf


UConn CLEAR Rain Garden Webinar


http://clear.uconn.edu/webinars/CLEARseries/index.htm



LID (Low Impact Development)

http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/water/nps/swgp/lid_stormwaterfinal.pdf

http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/water/nps/swgp/lid_soilerosionfinal.pdf

 





CONNECTICUT STATE 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 biennium.

WATCH 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; 73 Megabytes

http://www.aboutweston.com/SWRPA-Lembo5-6-13.wmv


MEETING ENDS WITH GIFT OF "50 YEAR SWRPA MUG"
Since his previous visit, most of the 8 towns in SWRPA have gone to Electronic Fund Transfers, as he suggested. 



CONNECTICUT STATE COMPTROLLER AT SWRPA MONTHLY MEETING
Hon. Kevin Lembo, addressed the SWRPA Board of Directors on April 4, 2011.  With Mr. Lembo was Ms. Martha Carlson.

Watch now - video here


Hon. Kevin Lembo, Comptroller, State of Connecticut

Link to information distributed re:  Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) Innitiative and CT Prescription Partnership

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 participation.

More information can be found by emailing questions to: Helen.Sullivan@po.state.ct.us.