New Milford has added itself to the list of area towns soon to join the roster of the Western Connecticut Council of Governments.

The Town Council voted Monday, Aug. 8, to join WCCOG, the new regional agency being formed at the behest of the state legislature.

New Milford currently belongs to the Housatonic Council of Elected Officials (HVCEO).

HVCEO is merging with the Southwestern Regional Planning Authority (SWRPA) to form an 18-municipality regional agency to be known as WCCOG.

There was no public input during a hearing on the matter held before the Town Council meeting on Monday.