SWRPC Meetings

Nov

19

The Monadnock Regional Coordinating Council For Community Transportation will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street, Keene.  For more information please contact Todd Horner of SWRPC staff.

Nov

25

The Intermodal Transportation Center Feasibility Study Project Working Group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street, Keene. For more information please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

Dec

10

The SWRPC Board of Directors will meet at 3:00 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street, Keene.  For more information please contact Becky Baldwin of SWRPC staff.

Jan

6

The SWRPC Transportation Advisory Committee will meet from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the SWRPC offices at 37 Ashuelot Street, Keene.  For more information please contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

 

Other Meetings

 

Dec

2

The Monadnock Broadband Group will meet at 2:00 p.m. at Delegation Hall of the Historic Cheshire Courthouse on 12 Court Street, Keene.  Please enter from either Center Street or Winter Street.  For more information please contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.

Dec

9

The Floodplain Administrator 101 Training Workshop for NH Municipal Officials will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Southwestern Community Services, 49 Community Way, Keene.  For more information please contact Samara Ebinger.

 

Items of Interest

The Regional Public Involvement Plan for Southwest New Hampshire has been adopted and released. To view the plan, please click here.

The NH Broadband Mapping and Planning Program needs your help! Take the Broadband Access Survey and Speed Test to help identify homes and businesses that are un-served and underserved for high speed internet. Info

For additional NH planning events, see the NH Office of Strategic Initiatives Events Calendar.

Discover more about Granite State Future.

Municipal Survey Report

To learn about Monadnock Region Future: A Plan for Southwest New Hampshire visit

To learn about the Greater Keene Air Quality Education and Outreach Campaign visit.

To learn about the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning process visit

Climate and Health Adaptation Plan (CHAP)

The Climate and Health Adaptation Plan for the Monadnock Region is a response to increased concerns about how our changing weather and climate may negatively impact our public health system and place additional burdens on populations already vulnerable to health problems. Natural hazards given the most attention have included hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and severe winter weather-for good reason. Extreme rainfall events in 2005 (Alstead) and 2006 (Keene and surrounding communities) brought severe flooding resulting in costly road washouts, property damage, and loss of life. Similarly, the Ice Storm of 2008 took down power lines, disrupted economic activity, and left many without heat, hot water, electricity, and the ability to communicate with others for days. Yet today, new hazards are understood to threaten human health into the future.

 

To better understand these concerns, the Greater Monadnock Public Health Network, with help from Southwest Region Planning Commission and Antioch University, and the NH Division of Public Health Services conducted an analysis of regional demographics and vulnerable population groups, identified and researched a variety of climate hazards and health topics, and identified short term interventions to address a priority health outcome. Those resulting from changes to climate are the subject of this plan. Although the impacts of severe weather cannot always be predicted and prevented, meaningful steps can be taken today to identify and protect those populations most at risk.

 

To view the plan, click the image below:

 

 

Partners:

Antioch University New England Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience

Greater Monadnock Public Health Network

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services Climate and Health Program

 

Links and Resources:

Antioch University New England Climate and Health Adaptation Project (Video)

Ready.gov "Be Informed - Floods"

Centers for Disease Control "Floods"

2017 Intervention Summary Report 

 

ReadyNH:

Sign up for emergency and severe weather alerts

Emergency contacts card

Emergency kit

Family emergency preparedness plan

Learn what to do before, during, and after a flood