Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting on July 17

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will have its next meeting on July 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Central Fire Station to continue the process of updating the town's 2008 Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The committee is represented by a variety of local interests including the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments, and citizens. Committee members are focusing on the natural hazards that put Sanbornton at risk as well as the development of recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents. Residents of Sanbornton, business owners in town, and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input.
The most significant areas of concern for Sanbornton will be determined as a result of this process; those discussed to date include: flooding, severe winter weather, high winds, lightning, motor vehicle accidents involving hazardous materials, fire, earthquake, and pandemic.
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.