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2012 Annual Planning & Zoning Conference

UVLSRPC Projects

Project Administrator:

Patricia Crocker, MPA

Project Title:

2012 Annual Planning & Zoning Conference

Related Services:

Economic Development, Land Use Planning, Natural Resources

Project Summary:

The UVLSRPC Annual Planning and Zoning Conference provides training for citizen volunteers on local planning and zoning boards and for municipal planners and leaders by experts in their fields.  The conference agenda includes several core elements including organizing and governnance of local boards and a legislative and legal update. Special topics cover a broad range of matters that come befor local boards.

Additional Information

Fall 2012 Planning & Zoning Conference was held on Saturday November 10, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant, Claremont, NH 

Below find the subjects covered along with links to the presentations.

Arranging the Furniture

The session will review the basic, but essential governance and operations of the Planning and Zoning Boards.

  • Presenter: H. Bernard Waugh, Esq., Gardner, Fulton, & Waugh, PLLC, Lebanon, NH

Basics of Wetland Identification and Hydric Soil Properties

The session will focus on concepts and terminology related to wetlands that town officials need to know.

  • Presenter: Joseph Homer, US Department of Agriculture Soil  Scientist

Legal Update  

A review of the NH Supreme Court cases and decisions affecting planning, zoning and land use regulations and the legislative changes that affect the responsibilities of both the planning board and zoning board of adjustment.

  • Presenter: Benjamin D. Frost, Esq., AICP, New Hampshire Housing, Bedford, NH

Flooded with Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)?

  • Presenter: Jennifer Gilbert , NH Office of Energy and Planning

 Mapping Tools and Resources for Community Planning

  • Presenter: Rachel Ruppel, UVLSRPC Planner & GIS Specialist


  • State of New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning
  • Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission

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