KVCOG's First Annual Planning Day
Thursday, March 2nd from 9 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Join Us: In Person for our Event on Three Hot Button Issues
1. KVCOG is offering to facilitate a conversation with the nine communities that have historically relied on the services provided by the City of Augusta & the Hatch Hill Solid Waste Facility from 9:00 -10:30 a.m. on solutions for the future. Guest speakers will touch on services they offer to municipalities, sustainable waste management and how to engage residents with that, creation of composting programs, and how to conserve resources to protect the environment.
2. KVCOG will provide an overview of the new law known as LD 2003, “An Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Commission to Increase Housing Opportunities in May by Studying Zoning and Land Use Restrictions” and its consequences on municipal zoning, home rule, and affordable housing initiatives from a practical perspective from 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
3. KVCOG will provide an overview of the serious contamination issues that PFAS presents in our region from 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. The presentation will cover the current investigation and what we can do moving forward, open to questions at the end.
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Member Pricing - $20
Non-Member Pricing - $30
Options for AICP Credits
If you would like to register for any (or all!) of these events, please contact:
Olivia Kunesh - Environmental Planner
207-453-4258 Ext. 222
KVCOG Receives $1 million in Brownfields Funding
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) announces its receipt of a $1 million Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund grant from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award makes it possible for KVCOG to assist communities and developers with clean-up funds for sites that have evidence of contamination. KVCOG was one of several Maine grantees that received a total of $19.7 million in Brownfields grants.
KVCOG’s award represents the continued work with the agency’s partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and the municipalities in Kennebec, Somerset, and western Waldo counties that KVCOG serves. In the past KVCOG has received other RLF loan funding as well as assessment money. The agency will now be able to offer loans at low interest rates to developers of Brownfields sites and a combination of grants and loans to communities that own such sites.
On Thursday January 20th, 2022, Madison Town Manager and KVCOG Board President Tim Curtis joined Governor Janet Mills for the ground breaking ceremony at the former Madison Mill. Now the site of GO Lab Inc.'s TimberHP operation. GO Lab was the recipient of a $300,000 loan from KVCOG, helping bring forward this new era of manufacturing in Madison. Read More in the article HERE.
We are immensely proud of everything that we and our member communities have accomplished. You can read about our work, our region, and the people behind KVCOG.
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Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1967. KVCOG is a membership organization and is owned and operated for the benefit of its members. The Council of Governments is enabled by state statue. The office is located in Fairfield, Maine and serves Kennebec, Somerset and western Waldo Counties.
KVCOG provides a coordinated approach for planning and economic development at the local and regional level. KVCOG has been a leader in economic development, environmental, land use and transportation planning with a wide array of professional talent among staff for the past 50 years.
The Kennebec Valley region is connected by the Kennebec River. It covers 62 municipalities, several unorganized territories and 5,251 square miles with a population of approximately 182,000. It includes the state capital of Augusta as well as other cities including Waterville, Gardiner and Hallowell and many rural towns. Municipal population ranges from 42 to 18,972.