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Sustainable Rocky Hill Task Force

Posted on: November 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Task Force Update - October 30th Meeting Highlights

  • 🌳 A member of Boy Scout Troop 121 is looking for volunteers to support a project in Quarry Park to make the trails more accessible. Contact us if you'd like to be involved!
  • 🌧️ Members of the town staff will be meeting with The Nature Conservancy in early November to plan a workshop around climate resilience. 
  • ⚡ The Clean Energy Forum took place on Thursday October 26. Town electeds and local nonprofits talked about the opportunities for clean energy. We learned that collectively Rocky Hill spends $100 million on energy - we can cut that by a quarter by transitioning to renewable energy sources, electrifying vehicles and buildings, and improving efficiency. Read a report on the town's energy consumption here: https://tinyurl.com/RH-Clean-Energy-Report
  • 👩‍🦽🚶🚴‍♂️The town continues to expand its sidewalk and bike infrastructure. Here is the current plan (synthesis by task force: not an official town document): https://felt.com/map/Rocky-Hill-Sidewalks-Main-Plan-October-18-2023-D9AbFLIzkRbO3K5NcXFBQAD?loc=41.65316,-72.66465,13.94z&share=1
  • 🌼 The composting raffle with Blue Earth Compost has concluded. 52 winners from the town will receive 6 months of service from Blue Earth. The town is revising its proposal to DEEP to cover more residents with a year-long pilot. Stay tuned for more details!
  • 🧑‍🌾 Work continues to prepare the site of the Rocky Hill Community Farm. In early November, the town will review options for the planned barn.
  • 🏘️ We discussed the town's 2022 Affordable Housing plan and how it can be distributed to more relevant parties. The town is developing a process for residents to apply to join the affordable housing committee. 

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