Notice of Public Comment Period


Notice is hereby given that on June 22nd, 2017 the Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) released a revised Public Participation Plan (Plan) for public comment.  The public comment period will end on August 7th, 2017.

Email public comments on the revised Plan to or mail to Skagit Council of Governments, c/o Mark Hamilton, 204 West Montgomery Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.  Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 7th, 2017 to be considered.  All written comments received by the deadline will be distributed to SCOG’s Transportation Policy Board one week prior to action on the revised Plan, which is anticipated to occur at a regular meeting scheduled for August 16th, 2017.

Please contact Mark Hamilton at (360) 416-7876 or with any questions about the revised Plan.  An electronic copy of the revised Plan is available here, with a version showing all proposed changes located here. The version showing proposed changes includes proposed additions to the current Plan underlined in blue, and deletions struck in red.  Paper copies are available at the address above, during normal business hours.

Notice of Public Review Period of Surface Transportation Program Block Grant Project Prioritization

On March 17, 2017, the SCOG Transportation Policy Board issued a call for projects to utilize around $5 million in Surface Transportation Program Block Grant funding. SCOG received 15 applications, requesting over $11 million in funding. After scoring the project submissions, staff presented them to the Technical Advisory Committee for review and recommendation. The Technical Advisory Committee’s recommendation is summarized in the memo below:

The public is encouraged to review the preliminary rankings and provide comments to the SCOG Transportation Policy Board for consideration. Written comments are due to SCOG by June 9, 2017 so they can be included in the Transportation Policy Board’s meeting packets. Written comments can be submitted by commenting on this blog post, email, or traditional mail to the address below:

Skagit Council of Governments
Attn: Gabe Philips
204 W Montgomery
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Verbal comments will be accepted at the June 21st Transportation Policy Board meeting, but written comments are preferred.

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