Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft is Ready for Review

The Towns of Burke, Sheffield, Sutton, and Wheelock collaborated with the help of the Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) to develop a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan to become less vulnerable to disasters caused by natural hazards. The plan identifies each town’s natural hazard risks (such as winter storms, high winds, and extreme cold) and determines how best to minimize those risks. Projects such as installing a generator for backup power at the fire station, renewing the Village Center designation, and identifying a location for the town garage out of the floodplain are included in the plan. The plan is available for review and comment by the public before it goes to the Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for their review. Their approval and the towns adoption of the plan make each town eligible to apply for pre-disaster federal funding. This funding may be used to mitigate risks associated with natural hazards. Please send comments to Town Clerk, Vanessa Seguin at [email protected] before Dec 31.