Mad River Valley Planning District

2013-14 Work Plan

Economic DevelopmentAdminister grant funded MRV Economic Development Study & coordinate grant funded Waitsfield Village Economic Recovery Project

Rural Resources/AgricultureContinue administering MRV Hill Farm Research Project and identify options to enhance elements of the MRV food system.

Flood ResiliencyCoordinate EPA Smart Growth Implementation Assistance planning project and related initiatives.

Municipal SupportAssist the planning function of Valley towns, including support for municipal plan rewrites and rewrites of regulatory documents related to river corridors, wildlife habitat, housing, etc. Continue regular meetings of zoning administrators, Selectboards, and other municipal officers as needed within the three towns. Continue development of decentralized wastewater options throughout the MRV on a limited basis.

Energy

Assist Localvolts with the MRV Home Energy Challenge.

Mad River Path Association

Work closely with the Mad River Path Association to complete the Path from Moretown and Warren, including path location & grant work.

Transportation

Support MRV Trail Collaborative and enhance work of MRV Transportation Advisory Committee.

Data

Develop 2013 Data Report & continue to analyze potential Data Report changes

Mad River Path Association Work closely with the Mad River Path Association to complete the Path from Moretown and Warren, including path location & grant work.

Forest Wildlife Communities Project

Participate in Steering Committee dedicated developing a community land use and conservation vision for forestland and wildlife habitat in the MRV.

Affordable Housing

Collaborate with the Mad River Housing Coalition to implement strategies in the Mad River Valley Housing Report from June 2006, including the Valley Affordable Land Initiative and assisting towns to meet regional housing thresholds.

Memorandum of Understanding

Work with Steering Committee and Sugarbush to update ’98 MOU.

Climate

Participate in MRV Climate Change Model project

Please visit the Planning District’s web site at www.mrvpd.org  Contact the Mad River Valley Planning District Director, Joshua Schwartz at 802-496-7173 or mrvpd@madriver.com.