How to Enhance Transparency in Planning Proceedings
Webinar June 23, 4 pm
Public confidence in government is low. Local leaders must find opportunities to bring the public “under the tent” as it relates to planning decisions. Simply “checking the boxes” in terms of open meetings requirements is not enough to ensure that the public understands projects and their potential impact. This session will examine best practices and inexpensive (or free) tools to ensure the public understands the impact of proposed projects and your thought process in arriving at a final decision. Please register in advance for this webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_998O8LDGQ3WQgBkvq6odxg.
SPEAKER: Matt Horn, ICMA-CM, Director of Municipal Services at the MRB Group, www.mrbgroup.com. Matt is a former city manager with a strong background in infrastructure planning, strategic development, and community engagement. He has extensive experience in municipal budgeting and finance, collaborative service delivery, comprehensive planning, downtown revitalization and economic development. His municipal consulting background includes internal process auditing, public relations assistance and guidance, and development of local government management capacity, as well as long-term strategic planning for community growth.
The commission is gathering resources and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the current pandemic. Please click here for more information.
Presentations can be found here: https://tughill.org/projects/black-river-projects/black-river-watershed-conference/
We are excited to announce the availability of an issue paper titled Protecting Town Roads From Snow Plowing Demands: A Checklist.
The commission has just completed a new issue paper titled The Next Generation of Wind Farms on Tug Hill. As of September 2016, there are six proposed wind farms being planned for the Tug Hill region; four are in various stages of the permitting process and two in early stages of planning. The issue paper provides answers to common questions that municipalities may have about commercial wind farms, how they are permitted, what should be considered and steps municipalities can take to be sure they are part of the planning process. The paper is available on our website
or you can contact us for a copy.