Town of Wales Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Engagement Event to be Held

01 Oct 2014

Wales residents are invited to provide comments on the development of the Town of Wales’ first hazard mitigation plan Monday, October 6 at 9:00 a.m. at the Wales Senior Center, 85 Main Street. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

The meeting will include an introduction to the hazard mitigation planning process, information on the location of the Town’s critical facilities, and a summary of existing mitigation initiatives. Municipal officials and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission staff will be available to answer questions and listen to comments from the public.

This planning effort is being undertaken to help the Town of Wales 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 is being 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).

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