073013 Town of Sanbornton Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting (182)

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will have its next meeting on July 31 at Central Fire Station starting at 9:30 a.m. Residents of Sanbornton, business owners in town, and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input.

The Committee is continuing 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, Town Administration, and citizens. Committee members are have developed recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents and at this meeting will be discussing their prioritization and implementation.

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 include: flooding, severe winter weather, high winds, lightning, motor vehicle accidents involving hazardous materials, fire, earthquake, and pandemic.

For more information please 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.