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Public Funding Newsletter First Quarter 2015!
The fist installment for 2015 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.
Reminder: No Recreation and Conservation Funding Board (RCO) grants in 2015.
Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights - January 2015 update
The GHCOG Grays Harbor Demographic Highlights brochure has been updated with Office of Financial Management median household income, median age, and population over 65 estimates; current employment estimates and size of firm data from WA State Employment Security; and 3-year median house value and poverty estimates from the American Community Survey. See the link below for the brochure, in PDF format.
East Aberdeen Mobility Project – Improving Travel in our Community
Increasing vehicle, freight and rail traffic along US 12 in East Aberdeen is resulting in traffic congestion and delays. In order to document existing conditions and analyze options to ease congestion and improve safety, the Grays Harbor Council of Governments has initiated the East Aberdeen Mobility Project. The final plan will identify the highest and best alternative, specifically designed to address deficiencies and provide a roadmap for moving the project forward.
For further information on the East Aberdeen Mobility Project currently underway, please see the project website at:
Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) 101 Workshop Presentation
Introduction to TIP Workshop held April 16, 2014. The workshop explained basic TIP issues:
How TIPs work: Local, Regional, and State
Annual TIP development timeline
When changes need to be made to TIP throughout year
Answers to common questions when programming your local TIP
You may download the workshop Powerpoint presentation, in PDF format - TIP 101
Local Events Calendar, Greater Grays Harbor Inc.
Find out what's happening around Grays Harbor! Brought to you by Greater Grays Harbor Inc.
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/
Community Street Maps - available in PDF format to download
GHCOG is now able to provide street maps in PDF file format that the public may download for free. The community street maps were created utilizing BING basemaps available with ESRI GIS software. Street maps for all nine incorporated communities in Grays Harbor are available and a large number of smaller unincorporated places within the county. Links to the map pages are below.