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Feb
8
Thu
2018
Hull Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting @ Hull Town Hall
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm

Who: Hull residents, business owners, representatives of non-profit organizations and institutions, and others who are interested in preventing and reducing damage from natural hazards.

What: The Hull Hazard Mitigation Team will hold a public meeting to present an overview of the draft Hull Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2018. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is assisting the Town on the plan update, and a representative of MAPC will present an overview of the plan update.

The Town of Hull adopted its first Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2017, which was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The plan identifies natural hazards affecting Hull such as floods, hurricanes, winter storms, and earthquakes, as well as actions that the Town can take to reduce the impacts of these hazards.  FEMA requires that plans be updated regularly, so MAPC is assisting the Town prepare a 2018 updated plan.

Jun
18
Mon
2018
Webinar: International Energy Conservation Code Adoption Process and Impact @ Online
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MAPC will be hosting a webinar on Monday, June 18, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM that will focus on connecting municipalities to the power of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) adoption process. As the new IECC will largely be adopted by Massachusetts, the energy provisions included in the IECC have a substantial impact on the MA state building code and climate change more broadly. Municipalities can register to vote on the IECC, and empower important clean energy code updates to gain adoption. The webinar will feature Bill Fay of the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC) and Ian Finlayson of the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Energy Efficiency Division.
Register for the webinar here.
Mar
14
Thu
2019
Lower Mystic Regional Working Group Report Release @ Knights of Columbus
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for the release of the Lower Mystic Regional Working Group: Planning for Improved Transportation and Mobility in the Sullivan Square Area report.
Join MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca, Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone to learn about the transportation recommendations for this area and the next steps to improve mobility.
The Lower Mystic Regional Working Group (LMRWG) has been studying options to improve transportation in an area encompassing parts of Boston, Everett, and Somerville and centered on the transportation hub of Sullivan Square, which has seen considerable development activity in recent years.
Although the Encore Casino in Everett is the most well-known site, other planned large-scale development proposals in the area have the potential for broad impacts on congestion in the region. The LMRWG was formed by MassDOT to study the effects these future developments may have on the entire area, identify opportunities to improve mobility, and to develop short- and long-term transportation infrastructure and policy recommendations for improving transportation in and around Sullivan Square.
The Working Group consists of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation; the cities of Boston, Everett, and Somerville; and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). These five stakeholders were designated as the decision-making body for the Working Group. Additionally, other parties – including the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Office of the Attorney General, Massport, the Office of Congressman Michael Capuano, and Encore Boston Harbor – have been active participants providing their input and knowledge.