072913 Bridgewater Updating Hazard Mitigation Plan (156)

BRIDGEWATER — The Bridgewater Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee has the process of updating its 2008 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee, which is represented by the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Police and Emergency Services, the Road Agent, and the Hebron-Bridgewater Refuse Facility is considering the natural and manmade hazards that put Bridgewater at risk as well as developing of recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents.

The committee will hold its second meeting on July 30 at Bridgewater Town Hall (297 Mayhew Turnpike – NH Route 3) starting at 10 a.m.  Residents of Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater will be determined as a result of this process.

For more information call the Selectmen at 744-5055 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.