Published DateSANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will begin the process of updating its 2007 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee, which is represented by a variety of local interests, will focus on the natural and manmade hazards that put Sanbornton at risk as well as the development of recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents.
The committee will have its first meeting on March 20, at Central Fire Station 575 Sanborn Road, Sanbornton starting at 9:30 a.m. Residents of Sanbornton and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input.
Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Sanbornton will be determined as a result of this process.
With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards. Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring Sanbornton one step closer to that goal.
For more information call Chief Paul D. Dexter, Jr., Sanbornton Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director at 286-4819 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.