Municipal Plans of Conservation and Development
OPM maintains the official Inventory of Municipal POCDsby adoption date. Each municipality must notify OPM within 60 days of adoption of a POCD and enumerate any inconsistencies with the State Conservation and Development Policies Plan, as required by CGS 8-23. When notifying OPM through the contact listed below, include a link to the POCD and clearly specify the date of adoption.
Whenever a municipality fails to adopt a new
or amended POCD within the required 10-year timeframe, CGS Section 8-23(a)
requires the Chief Elected Official of the municipality to notify the OPM
Secretary and the Commissioners of Transportation, Energy and Environmental Protection,
and Economic and Community Development with an explanation. A sample Notice of
Expired POCD is provided above and can be mailed to required recipients, copying the OPM contact listed below.
CGS Section 8-23(b) authorizes the OPM
Secretary to expressly waive the discretionary state funding prohibition. Waiver
requests will not be considered without a Notice of Expired POCD on file.
· A copy of the Notice of Expired POCD must be included with each application for discretionary state funding submitted to any administering state agency, until a new POCD is adopted.
· Concurrent with, or prior to, the municipality’s submittal of each application for discretionary state funding to an administering state agency, the Chief Elected Official of the municipality should submit via email a Waiver Request Letter to the OPM Secretary via Rebecca.Augur@ct.gov requesting a waiver of the discretionary state funding prohibition. A new Waiver Request Letter is required for each application for discretionary state funding.
The OPM Secretary shall consider the
information provided in each Waiver Request Letter and provide a timely written
response to both the Chief Elected Official of the municipality and to the
administering state agency’s point-of-contact, as to whether or not the
discretionary state funding prohibition is waived for the subject application.