Meeting Monday On Hazard Mitigation PlanA planning team is continuing its update of Potter County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. Members have been immersed in a comprehensive effort to reduce risks, ranging from man-made hazards to floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, earthquakes or dam failures.
Eventually, Potter County’s plan will be submitted for approval by federal and state emergency management agencies before being proposed for adoption by the county, townships and boroughs. Cost of the plan is covered by the federal government. GMR Consulting of Coudersport is the overseer.
Among the common mitigation actions are enforcement of building and flood plain management codes and environmental regulations; maintenance of roads, culverts, dams and bridges; standards for retrofitting of structures and new construction; protection of critical facilities; planning and public education.
More information is available at the website, potterhmp.com.
A copy of the draft plan will be posted on the website starting on Monday, Dec. 17.
A public meeting will be held in the Gunzburger Building auditorium at 6:30 pm on Dec. 17. Public comment can be made at that meeting, or in writing no later than Jan. 17, sent to: Micki Brown, GMR Consulting, 9 Niles Hill Road, Coudersport PA 16915.