Town of Tolland to Hold Public Engagement Event for Hazard Mitigation Plan

06 Nov 2014

Tolland residents are invited to provide comments on a completed draft of the Town's first hazard mitigation plan Monday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Tolland Public Safety Complex, 206 West Granville Road. The meeting will include an introduction to the planning process, a summary of existing mitigation initiatives, and an outline of recommended strategies for addressing natural hazards in Tolland. The plan can be viewed on the Town of Tolland's website at or the PVPC website at

This planning effort is being undertaken to help the Town of Tolland assess the risks faced from natural hazards, identify action steps that can be taken to prevent damage to property and loss of life, and prioritize funding for mitigation efforts. A mitigation action is any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards.

The plan was produced by the Town with assistance from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Municipal officials and staff from PVPC will be available to answer questions and listen to comments on the draft plan.

For more information, please contact PVPC’s Josiah Neiderbach at or (413) 781-6045.