Town of Bridgewater Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

BRIDGEWATER — The Bridgewater Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will hold its fourth meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Bridgewater Town Hall.

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 updating its 2008 Hazard Mitigation Plan. It has considered the natural and man-made hazards that put Bridgewater at risk. The committee is developing recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents.

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. 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 Bridgewater one step closer to that goal.

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