Annual Meeting

TAC Meeting @ Norwich Town Office, Tracy Hall
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am


1. Introductions.

2. Annual Chair / Vice Chair appointments

3. Review/adoption of TRORC TAC Bylaws

4. Approval of May. 9 minutes

5. Municipal Bridge Maintenance & Management – Pam Thurber, VTrans Structures
• A town’s legal management responsibilities
• An explanation of the state’s inspection program, process and reports.
• Safety related to bridge maintenance, working over water, dust, lead, and paint
• Routine maintenance practices, cleaning, deck and structure

6. Other business
• EAB follow up on how Detroit/NY is doing
• Better Road awards summary
• VTrans Bike Ped Grant project application summary
o Barnard Village Scoping
o Bradford Goshen Road Scoping
o Hartland 3 Corners Pedestrian Construction
o Norwich Beaver Meadow Road Scoping
o Royalton Chelsea Street Block Construction
Future meeting topics? Next meeting on Thursday September 12, 2019


View the official PDF agenda here

View TAC Bylaws here

Public Hearing Notice – TRORC Regional Plan @ Royalton Town Office
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Notice is hereby given by the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission of two Public Hearings to be held for the purpose of hearing comments on the proposed amendments to the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Plan. The Regional Plan covers all lands within the towns of Barnard, Bethel, Bradford, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Chelsea, Corinth, Fairlee, Granville, Hancock, Hartford, Hartland, Newbury, Norwich, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Pomfret, Randolph, Rochester, Royalton, Sharon, Stockbridge, Strafford, Thetford, Topsham, Tunbridge, Vershire, West Fairlee, and Woodstock. A copy of the proposed amendments to the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Plan are available for review at the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission’s office during normal business hours and on the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission’s website:

Hearing Dates:

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 6:00PM: Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road, Hartland, VT

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:00PM: Royalton Town Offices, 2460 VT Route 14, South Royalton, VT

Outlined below is a list of section headings of the Regional Plan chapters that have amendments proposed:

  1. Introduction
  2. Healthy Communities
  3. Land Use
  4. Transportation
  5. Working Landscape
  6. Natural Resources
  7. Historical, Cultural, Archeological and Scenic Resources
  8. Homes in the Region
  9. Utilities, Facilities and Services
  10. Emergency Management
  11. Energy
  12. Economic Development
  13. Relationship of TRORC Regional Plan to Neighboring Plans
  14. Plan Implementation
  15. Definitions

Also proposed for adoption is the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Energy Implementation Plan (to be adopted as part of the Regional Plan).

Regional Energy Plan Implementation Kick-off Meeting @ Bethel Town Hall
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Efficiency Vermont has provided grant funding to Regional Planning Commissions to support local energy committees and municipalities and to connect regional and local energy plan implementation efforts to Efficiency Vermont and Comprehensive Energy Plan goals. The funding will allow RPCs to provide technical assistance in the formation and development of local energy committees and to support the work of established local energy committees in specified areas tied to objectives for promoting energy efficiency and driving action.  Supported activities of this grant funding include:

  1. Working to encourage the formation of new energy committees and enhancing the impact of existing energy committees
  2. Facilitating regional meetings and roundtables of energy committees
  3. Coordinating local Button Up and other events to promote thermal efficiency
  4. Use data resources such as the EAN Dashboard, and provide training to local energy groups
  5. Organize residential weatherization and home heating workshops
  6. Develop and distribute model zoning and subdivision regulations to support energy efficient building and design
  7. Organize regional workshops on electrical efficiency programs for commercial applications
  8. Distribute information on energy efficiency incentives

TRORC has scheduled the first regional energy committee meeting for

Thursday, September 5th at 6:30 pm at the Bethel Town Hall, 318 Main Street 

TRORC will outline the new Efficiency Vermont grant, opportunities, projects and schedule.  Please come with your calendars and ideas about how TRORC can help implement your town’s energy efficiency and conservation projects.

Light refreshments will be provided. 

 Please RSVP and direct questions to Dee Gish at [email protected] or 802-457-3188

TRORF Strategic Planning Board Meeting @ King Farm
Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Local Emergency Planning Committee #12 @ VA Hospital
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October 17, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

VA Hospital, White River Junction


  1. Call to order and introductions– Bruce Martin, Chair
  2. Approval of minutes for 8/22/2019 (attached)
  3. Action on TRORC Invoice.
  4. Treasurer’s report – Brad Salzmann, Treasurer
  5. Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) – Mariah Whitcomb
  6. Action and discussion on LEPC12 schedule change from bi-monthly to quarterly meetings.
  7. Other Business/Upcoming Trainings
    1. SERC meeting – LEPC consolidation update
    2. LEPC12 website
    3. LEPC plan template

LEPC12 Next meeting – December 19, 2019 at TBD

What is Going on in Your Watershed? @ Space on Main
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn where water quality restoration and protection efforts have been identified in your basin. Find out who your local watershed partners are and how you can help to protect surface water quality in your community. Join the Stevens, Wells, Waits, Ompompanoosuc & CT River Direct Tributaries (Basin 14) State Watershed Planner for a presentation and discussion on the 5-year update to the Basin 14 Tactical Basin Plan. Attendees are encouraged to provide feedback on the plan and its priorities. All are welcome!

CANCELLED Transportation Advisory Group @ Bethel Town Hall
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

View the agenda here.

EMD Roundtable @ Royalton State Police Barracks
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A presentation will be made on the duties and responsibilities of Emergency Management Directors in Vermont. 

TRORF Board Meeting @ King Farm
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The next meeting of the TRORF Board will be on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the TRORC Offices in Woodstock, VT from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.   Snacks will be available.

Tentative Meeting Agenda:

  1. Public Comments (5 minutes)
  2. Approval of the October 28, 2019 Minutes (enclosed)
  3. Financial update
  4. TRORF draft Strategic Plan (enclosed) – Walk-through. We will review the draft and narrow down the actions to a manageable number
  5. Other

If any person needs accommodation to participate in this meeting, please call Peter Gregory at 802-457-3188.

The next TRORF Board Meeting date is to be determined.  The date, time, location and agenda will be posted on

Quintown Region Energy Committee Meeting @ Rochester Town Offices
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Quintown Regional Energy Committee Interest Meeting
Rochester Town Offices
February 20, 2020
6 – 8 p.m.

*light refreshments will be provided*

1. Introductions
2. What does TRORC bring to the table
3. What is an energy committee?
4. Current energy issues; electricity, thermal, transportation
5. Process of developing a sub-regional energy committee
6. Future implementation actions
Please RSVP to Kevin Geiger at [email protected]. Feel free to forward to anyone who may be interested!