Pioneer Valley Conservation Commissions Compact
CIC funding allowed the Commission to develop a compact to provide technical assistance the region’s communities and land trusts for land conservation, open space, and wetland protection.
Funding Amount: $132,455
Participating entities: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
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Regional Equipment Sharing Cooperative
These five communities have been unofficially sharing equipment for several years. After a tornado struck the area in the spring of 2011, the communities decided to develop an official system of sharing highway equipment that is necessary for all five towns. Grant funds allowed for the purchase of a sign making machine and an asphalt roller, and the development of a formal agreement.
Funding Amount: $58,000
Participating entities: Towns of Brookfield, Brimfield, East Brookfield, Warren, and West Brookfield
Regionalizing Municipal Storm Water Management in Central Massachusetts through Collaborative Education, Data Management, and Policy Development
New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements can be expensive for many small communities. Working together, these towns combined resources to develop comprehensive systems to generate the necessary data and to inform the public of issues involving storm water.
Funding Amount: $310,000
Participating entities: Towns of Spencer (Lead), Auburn, Charlton, Dudley, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Oxford, Paxton, Shrewsbury, Sturbridge, Webster, and West Boylston
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Shared Municipal Portable Closed Loop Pressure Wash Water Recycle System for Commercial Fishing Fleets in Harwich and Chatham
These two participating communities utilized grant funds to purchase and share, through an intermunicipal agreement, a piece of equipment to expedite the cleaning of commercial fishing boats.
Funding Amount: $25,000
Participating entities: Towns of Chatham (Lead); Harwich