Seymour Land Use Workshop: POSTPONED

The land use workshop scheduled for March 26 with the Town of Seymour and NVCOG has been postponed until October. Stay tuned to find out the latest developments.


Winter Assistance from Eversource & Scam Protection

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Eversource offers many programs to help you stay warm this winter. One important program is the Matching Payment Program, which allows customers to receive gas or electric heat at affordable rates. This program matches whatever you pay towards your energy bill. To find out more about this program please call 2-1-1 or visit your local community action agency.

Always be wary for scams, if it sounds suspicious hang-up. The energy company wants to remind its customers:

  • Eversource representatives never demand instant payment in person or over the phone.
  • Eversource representatives do not require the use of prepaid debit cards (such as Green Dot MoneyPak, Vanilla or Reloadit.)
  • Eversource representatives never request customers to meet at a payment center, such as a department or grocery store, to make a payment.
  • Eversource does not solicit door-to-door or on the phone on behalf of third-party energy suppliers.
  • All Eversource employees carry photo identification; field workers wear company logoed clothing and drive company vehicles.

Eversource urges anyone who believes they are a target of improper solicitation to please alert local law enforcement and contact the company directly at 1-800-286-2000. The energy company tracks these types of customer concerns and reports them to state regulators.


CT Commuter Rail Council Meeting

The Connecticut Commuter Rail Council will be holding their monthly meeting on August 28 at 6:30 pm. This meeting will occur at the Valley Transit District Headquarters located on 41 Main Street in Derby, CT. Joseph Giulietti, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation will be speaking about the cable signalization project along the Metro North Waterbury Line. Representatives from Metro North and the Connecticut Department of Transportation will be present.

This event provides a great opportunity to learn about upcoming transit projects in the region and connect with individuals in the transportation industry!

Public Hearing – DBE Goal Update

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) has prepared a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and established a DBE goal of 5.3% for Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2022. The public is encouraged to comment on the Draft DBE Goal, available online at and, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the NVCOG offices located at 49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702 and at the Valley Transit District (VTD) located at 41 Main Street, Derby, CT 06418. There will be a public hearing Tuesday, July 23th at 5:30 p.m., at 49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702. Comments should be sent to Gabriel Filer, Civil Rights Officer, NVCOG, 49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702, (203) 757-0535, or via email at

The July Newsletter Has Arrived!

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NVCOG’s July newsletter is here! Our quarterly publication has news, project updates, and events for the Region.

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Meet NVCOG’s Sustainable CT Fellows

We are very pleased to welcome our Sustainable CT Fellows, Desira Blanchard and Avatar Simpson to NVCOG for the summer! Desira and Avatar will be working with municipalities towards helping them achieve certification with Sustainable CT.