Local Government Spring Workshop Wrap-Up

Local Government Spring Workshop Wrap-Up On March 31, the Capital District Regional Planning Commission held its Local Government Spring Workshop at Hudson Valley Community College, featuring relevant and timely topics for planning board members, zoning board of appeals members, municipal officials, and local professionals alike.  Links to presentations and materials can be found below. Plenary Session: Resiliency Planning […]

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Unemployment Continues to Improve in February

Unemployment Continues to Improve in February Regional unemployment closing in on 2007 mark. Year-to-year unemployment continues to improve according to labor market data released for February 2016.  According to the NYS Department of Labor, unemployment rate in the central Capital Region fell to 4.4%.  The region’s rate hasn’t been this low since February 2007 (4.37%).  The region continues […]

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Population Growth in Capital Region

Population Growth in Capital Region Population grows by 1.4% in region. According to recent Census estimates, the central Capital Region leads upstate in total population growth, with an overall increase to the region of 1.4% between 2010 and 2015 estimates. The central Capital Region is growing faster than other large, upstate metropolitan areas. However, the region […]

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Floodplain Management Training

Floodplain Management Training The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be presenting a series of Floodplain Management (FPM) Trainings across the state in 2015 – 2016. Rensselaer County’s training will be held at the Brunswick Family Community Center. […]

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Housing Trends: Capital District Data for January/February

Housing Trends: Capital District Data for January/February Is the Model Shifting in the Capital Region? The January/February issue of Capital District Data is now available. In this issue, we examine regional trends among homeowners and renters.  Housing options and affordability are key components to a successful and diverse community. However recent trends and news articles about a shift from a homeowner […]

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Albany CSO Pool Communities RFP Released

Albany CSO Pool Communities RFP Released Note:  Proposals received after 4:00pm, April 22, 2016 will not be considered. Albany CSO Pool Communities Corporation Audit and Tax Accountant Services RFP 2016-001 The Albany CSO Pool Communities Corporation is soliciting proposals from firms to provide audit and tax services. Albany CSO Pool Communities Corporation Insurance and Brokerage […]

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Revised Standards for Erosion and Sediment Control Available for Public Comment

Revised Standards for Erosion and Sediment Control Available for Public Comment DEC has revised the “New York State Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (Blue Book)”. This document provides minimum standards and specifications for meeting DEC’s criteria for stormwater discharges associated with construction activity. The standards and specifications provide criteria on minimizing erosion and […]

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Public Comment Period on EPA Revisions to Stormwater Permit

Public Comment Period on EPA Revisions to Stormwater Permit EPA is proposing changes to the regulations governing small municipal separate stormwater sewer system (MS4) permits responding to remand from United States Court of Appeals EPA’s proposal would revise the small MS4 regulations to ensure that the permitting authority (NYSDEC) determines the adequacy of Best Management […]

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Rocky Ferraro to Retire After 30 Years of Service

Rocky Ferraro to Retire After 30 Years of Service The Region’s Planning All-Star is Planning for More Mets Games in 2017 Board of Commissioners Launches National Search To Secure Qualified Planner To Assume Executive Director Role The Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) has announced Executive Director Rocco “Rocky” Ferraro, will retire at the end […]

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CPI Year-to-Year Change Hovers Above 0%

CPI Year-to-Year Change Hovers Above 0% The Capital District Regional Planning Commission has compiled the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) average for 2015.   This marks the third year in a row that the CPI has increased at a rate of less than 2% from calendar year to calendar year. CPI Increases by 0.1185% from 2014 Information […]

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