Belchertown Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Public Engagement Event #1

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 5:00pm

Belchertown residents, businesses, and surrounding community residents and representatives are invited to provide comments on the update of the Town of Belchertown Hazard Mitigation Plan Update on Thursday, March 10, at 5 pm at the Selectmen Room, Town Hall, 2 Jabish Street. The plan is being updated 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).

The meeting will include an overview of the hazard mitigation planning process and a discussion of existing mitigation initiatives addressing natural hazards in Belchertown. Municipal officials and PVPC staff will be available to answer questions and listen to comments on the draft plan.

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

For more information, please contact PVPC's Jaimye Bartak at or (413) 781-6045.


2 Jabish Street, Belchertown MA