Emergency Planning - Webpage
With funds from the
Connecticut Office of Emergency Management and
the Department of Homeland Security, COGCNV’s
Central Naugatuck Valley Emergency Planning
Committee has begun coordinating emergency
services in the region. Fire, Police, EMS, Red
Cross, emergency management directors, and
others participate in these efforts.
Greenway Planning - Webpage
COGCNV has been very involved in the planning of greenway multi-use recreational trails for over ten years. Greenway trails provide safe corridors for walking and bicycling and add to the region's quality of life. COGCNV is currently working on a routing study for the Naugatuck River Greenway through the towns of Beacon Falls, Naugatuck, Thomaston, and Watertown and has assisted with a similar study in Waterbury. COGCNV also is assisting with the Steele Brook Greenway in Watertown and the Farmington Canal Trail in Cheshire.
Pre-Disaster Mitigation - Webpage
Pre-disaster mitigation planning is assessing hazard areas in a community, which might be improved with planning and project activities. These activities can range from culvert widening or review of land use regulation to acquisition of property. Working with FEMA and CTDEP, COG staff provides oversight and administration for seven municipalities preparing pre-disaster mitigation plan.
Household Hazardous Waste / Electronics Recycling - Webpage
COGCNV coordinated efforts to establish a regional municipal solid waste disposal solution in the late 1980s and a regional recycling program in the early 1990s. A majority of the towns are sending their solid waste to a regional solid waste and recycling transfer station in Watertown, established through COGCNV’s planning and coordination. Household hazardous waste is handled through one-day COGCNV-sponsored drop-off events. The collection sites are rotated among the participating towns. COGCNV also sponsors
regional electronics recycling collections
Regional Mapping - Webpage
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer mapping system which links features and land areas on a map with data about those features and areas. COGCNV’s GIS system is a powerful tool for regional and local planning. In addition to regional map analyses and presentations, GIS mapping services are available to municipalities.