Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Analysis and Testimony related to a proposed Milton Sewer Line Extension

Tags: Community Economic Development, Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis, Research

Client Name: Conservation Law Foundation

Client Type: Foundation

Year: 1999

Location: Vermont

Yellow Wood provided written and oral testimony for the foundation in the Act 250 review of the Town of Milton, Vermont in their proposal to expand sewer service along Route 7. The purpose of the evaluation was to review the adequacy and/or deficiencies of Milton’s fiscal analysis under criteria 9A & 9H of Act 250 with emphasis on whether the costs of the project (and its secondary growth) would outweigh the public benefits.

In helping CLF work with the Town of Shelburne to manage some growth issues, Yellow Wood prepared a detailed report on the information that is needed to determine the cost of development to a community.  They examined social and economic impacts and provided a good framework for further analysis. - Sandy Levine, Conservation Law Foundation