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April 24, 2018 Announcements, LHMP No Comments

The Calaveras County Water District invites community members to provide comments on the draft update of its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP).  To read the draft, click here. To read the draft appendices, click here. Public input is a critical component of a successful and comprehensive update. The purpose of the plan is to protect people and properties from the effects of hazards by developing strategies to proactively reduce or eliminate long-term risk.

The CCWD Board will hold a hearing to introduce the draft LHMP at 1 p.m. Tuesday April 25, 2018. The Board will provide an opportunity for public comments at the hearing, but will not take action to adopt the LHMP update until a later date. Public comments on the draft plan will be accepted until May 11, 2018. Questions or written comments may be directed to Peter Martin, Manager of Water Resources at: peterm@ccwd.org, (209) 754-3094, or in writing to the CCWD office at: PO Box 846, San Andreas, CA 95249.

What:              Public comments on draft 2018 LHMP
When            1 p.m. Wednesday April 25
Where:            CCWD Board Room, 120 Toma Court, San Andreas
Who:               Open to the public

 

Why is the LHMP being updated?

To be eligible for state and federal grant funding for hazard mitigation and other disaster recovery funds, federal law requires that the District update its LHMP every five years, at a minimum. These funding agencies offer millions in grant funding each year, and those grants are a key component of the District’s Capital Improvement Program. The last update to the LHMP was completed in March 2013. After the completion of the District’s update, the plan must be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for approval.  Over the past six months, District staff has developed a plan to facilitate the update and help schedule meetings with the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC), which is a group made up of local agencies, government officials and emergency planning specialists. The HMPC met three times in early 2018, meetings that were open to the public, in order to facilitate the process and develop the plan update. The information gathered during these public meetings has been included in the draft of the LHMP.

To read CCWD’s LHMPs from 2006 and 2012, click here.

 

Written by Joel Metzger