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GHCOG Board Meeting - Thursday, May 17th

The Grays Harbor Council of Governments board will hold their monthly meeting:
Thursday - May 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the
Port of Grays Harbor Commission Chamber - 111 South Wooding Street, Aberdeen
See below, in PDF format, the meeting agenda, 2018 GHCOG board meeting calendar, and driving directions.

Agenda
2018 GHCOG Meeting Calendar
Driving Directions


Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan - 2018 Update

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) is working with public transportation providers and other community stakeholders on a 2018 update to the Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan (CPT-HSTP) for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization area. The area covers Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties. The CPT-HSTP encourages coordination of transportation services within the region and brings together transportation service providers, social service agencies, users, and the general public to identify service gaps and challenges and provide recommendations for improving accessible transportation needs for people with disabilities, low income, young and elderly, veterans, and rural residents who do not have the means to get to important destinations on their own.

Grays Harbor County Meeting
Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Location: The Community Room at the Shoppes at Riverside
1017 South Boone St. Aberdeen, WA

The current plan (2014) is available for review on the CWCOG Transportation page at http://www.cwcog.org/documents/CHSTP_FINAL-Dec_18_2014.pdf. For more Information or to get involved visit the CWCOG website, http://www.cwcog.org/ , where you will find information on the 2018 update, upcoming events. and an online public comment form for you to submit ideas on expanding accessible transportation services in the region. A draft for the 2018 HSTP update should be available in early fall with final adoption by the end of the year.

Take the Accessible Transportation User Survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AccessibleTransSurvey
Call (360) 577-3041 or email kpearrow@cwcog.org for a survey on paper or in other languages.

Take the Accessible Transportation User Survey

Public Funding Newsletter April 2018

The second installment of 2018 of the quarterly GHCOG Public Funding Notification Alert is now available!
GHCOG publishes the newsletter quarterly to assist our members with finding funding for their transportation, infrastructure, recreation, and planning projects.

April 2018 Public Funding Newsletter

Worthy to Note - Public Work Board, Pre-Construction Loans will open!

After several years without funding, the PWB will be awarding Pre-Construction loans in 2018! Anticipated application cycle opens in April and closes in early July. PWB is planning a construction loan cycle in 2019, be prepared with pre-construction design and planning.

http://www.commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/pwb-financing/


Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights - May 2018 update

The GHCOG Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights brochure has been updated with current employment estimates from WA State Employment Security; age, race, and household income estimates by the Office of Financial Management. See the link below for the brochure, in PDF format.

May 2018 - Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights brochure


Important Notice!!
6:30 PM - New GHCOG Board Meeting Time !!

GHCOG board meetings will start a half hour sooner at 6:30 p.m.
This is a permanent change of meeting time.


Grays Harbor County FEMA Flood Panels, effective February 2017

The new Grays Harbor County Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), became effective 2/3/17. Grays Harbor County GIS website is hosting the FIRM maps for Grays Harbor on their website!
You may view and download FIRM in PDF format for locations in Grays Harbor County. See the county web page, link below.

http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/departments/central_services/grays_harbor_county_fema_flood_panels.php


New tools let you quickly find U.S. Census Bureau data!

US Census Quick Facts Tool - Fast and easy access to facts about people, business, and geography. A simple way to find US Census data for communities, counties, and states. Browse multiple data sets at one time!
http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/00

Census Explorer - US Census Bureau's interactive map series. Explore several themed maps from multiple Census data sets and collection years.
http://www.census.gov/censusexplorer/


NOAA Marine Debris Program - Japan Tsunami Debris: Information and FAQs

The March 2011 tsunami that hit Japan washed debris into the Pacific Ocean. While heavier materials sank close to shore, lighter material have been scattered by winds and ocean currents in the North Pacific. Items have already begun landing on the U.S. West Coast. See Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Joint Information Center and NOAA's Japan Tsunami Debris information and FAQs websites for more information and where to report tsunami debris.

Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Joint Information Center: http://disasterdebris.wordpress.com/