Gosnold - Town Planning Projects

The MVC staff are a planning resource for the town of Gosnold, MA.  Our staff of planners, scientists, and cartographers provide technical assistance and guidance on various projects at the Town's request.  In addition, we also submit grant applications on behalf of the town.  Read on to learn of our latest joint efforts.

Improving Internet Access

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The MVC has been collaborating with the Gosnold Selectmen and the Internet Committee to research ways to improve the internet infrastructure on Cuttyhunk Island.  Recently, the MVC posted a Request For Information for this project and the Town has decided to partner with the Island Institute to do an initial broadband implementation plan.

Please contact Selectwoman, Sarah Berry, or MVC's Regional Planner, Dan Doyle, for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wage Classification & Job Descriptions

Per the direction of the Gosnold Selectmen, the MVC is drafting job descriptions and a wage classification structure for all Town positions.  This work will assist the town with future financial planning and job recruitment.

For more information, contact the Selectmen, Stewart Young or the MVC's Executive Director, Adam Turner.

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Hazard Mitigation & Resiliency Planning

MVC staff assisted Gosnold with securing a $15,000 planning grant to participate in a program to become a MVP-certified town.  The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) project sponsored by the State helps towns develop resiliency plans. This designation will boost Gosnold’s rank in future implementation grants to fund climate change adaptation.  During the coming year, Gosnold will use the planning funds to investigate and prioritize measures to deal with climate change.

 

Gosnold, along with the other 6 Dukes County towns, has an approved Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is essential for securing 75% FEMA funding for the hazard mitigation measures included in the plan.  In 2018, MVC will assist Gosnold and the other Dukes County towns in updating their respective plan for the next 5-year approval cycle.  See our Hazard Mitigation page to learn about the potential natural hazards here on MV.  Contact Jo-Ann Taylor, Coastal Planner, for more information.

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Last updated cls 1/4/18

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