A 30-day public comment period for Amendment 2 to the 2019 TIP begins Monday, November 11, 2019 and concludes on
Tuesday, December 10, 2019. A public hearing to consider the changes and any
received comments is scheduled for Wednesday December 11, 2019, beginning at 4:30
PM at the RPC Offices (156 Water Street, Exeter).
Planning Commission Executive Committee will met after the public hearing and adopted the
changes to the TIP. Amendment #2 considers changes to six regional projects and three statewide
projects and programs. Full details are found on the TIP Amendments
page of the website that is linked below.2019 TIP Amendment #2 Details
The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) is seeking a part time Regional Planner to join its tightly-knit, award-winning team. The RPC region is a vibrant landscape of rural, suburban and urban communities located in southeast New Hampshire just an hour north of Boston, minutes to the New Hampshire beaches and a short trip to the White Mountains. The RPC enjoys a close relationship with its member communities and federal, state and regional partner organizations in the fields of transportation, land use, environmental planning, public health, housing, and economic development.
The ideal candidate will have a background in urban planning at the municipal or regional level, experience with municipal land use boards, elected officials and municipal staff, and a familiarity with transportation and environmental planning. The Regional Planner will provide services directly to municipalities and land use boards and commissions including application and plan review, ordinance and regulation development, master plan preparation and work with other RPC staff on a variety of land use, transportation, economic development and environmental projects. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable preparing and delivering public presentations. Availability to attend evening meetings is required. The RPC fosters a work environment that encourages continued professional development in an atmosphere that promotes a healthy work/life balance.
Qualifications: A bachelors or master’s degree in Urban or Environmental Planning or a related discipline and at least three to five years of relevant professional work experience, a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Attendance at evening meetings is required. Hourly salary range of $27.00 to $35.00 per hour will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Annette Pettengill at apettengill@theRPC.org. This position will remain open until filled or the recruitment is cancelled. The RPC is an equal opportunity employer.
Please join us for the 2019 Rockingham Planning Commission Legislative Forum. We sponsor this annual forum so municipal officials and Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) commissioners can meet informally with our legislative delegation to discuss issues important to the communities. The 2019 Forum (agenda) will be held on November 13, 2019 and focused on “The Case for Public Transit.”
RPC has assembled a panel of experts to discuss community and regional transit needs. Taylor Klocke, Communications and Legislative Specialist with the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), will lead off with a national perspective on the outlook for federal Transportation Reauthorization legislation and CTAA’s recommendations for changes to help rural and small urban areas address growing transit needs. She will also offer insights on how other small states are addressing growing senior transportation needs. Scott Bogle, Senior Transportation Planner, will follow, summarizing the statewide transit needs assessment RPC is completing with New Hampshire’s transit providers. Rad Nichols, Executive Director of COAST, will bring the discussion to the local level with a summary of their new route system, retooled to address rider and municipal needs identified through a year-long Comprehensive Operations Analysis. He’ll also speak to the ballooning demand for paratransit services mandated under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and COAST’s financial future.
2019 Legislative Forum -The Case for Public Transit
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 PM Unitil Headquarters
Rockingham Planning Commission is seeking to help municipalities take proactive steps to protect local drinking water sources. Our workshop series will focus on vulnerabilities and protection for drinking water sources in the region and review local protection options.
Select Boards, Planning Boards, Conservation Commissions, Water Commissioners, Public Water System Operators, Health Officers, Watershed Associations, and anyone who is interested in protecting drinking water!
Learn how to improve community resilience to future floods
The New Hampshire Silver Jackets Team announces the release of the NH Flood Hazards Handbook, a new guide designed to help community officials prepare for, respond to, and recover from floods. The handbook includes guidance, best practices, and information about available federal and state resources organized into situation-specific sections: Before the Flood, During the Flood, and After the Flood. Also included is a customizable Flood Response and Recovery Checklist that can be used by municipal officials to identify and manage priority activities when a flood event does happen.
The NH Silver Jackets is a state-led team formed in 2015 which brings together state and federal agencies to focus on flood risk management issues that affect NH communities. The team includes representatives from over 15 agencies and programs.
The New Hampshire Municipal Association (NHMA) and the New
Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) will be co-hosting the Fall
2019 Land Use Law Conference on Saturday October 5 at the Holiday Inn in
Concord. The full day workshop is intended for municipal officials with an
interest in or responsibility for municipal land use regulation including members
of planning and zoning boards, planners, land use administrators, select
boards, town and city councilors, building inspectors, code enforcement
officers and public works personnel. Registration is $100 and will open Tuesday, August 20th. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch,
and program materials.
June 14 was the deadline to submit letters of interest for the 2019 round of federal Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ) program funding administered by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT).
Twelve letters of interest were received from four MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) member municipalities and five other agencies for projects in or directly impacting the Rockingham MPO region.
In aggregate these letters request $13.18 million in federal funding with a total project cost of $20.6 million. Statewide 30 letters were received requesting $22.98 million in CMAQ funding.
This compares to the pool of approximately $13.5 million federal dollars available statewide for the two-year funding round. Proposed projects in the RPC region included transit service and fleet replacement, rail siding upgrade, rail trail and multi-use path construction, electric vehicle charging stations, school zone complete streets improvements, and traffic signal coordination. Full proposals will be due September 6th, with regional rankings developed in September and October, and statewide project selection announced by January.