A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE
TOWN OF OLD LYME NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE, 2014
WHEREAS, the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 encourages communities to prepare a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan to outline natural hazard vulnerabilities and potential mitigation measures; and
WHEREAS, the primary goal of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, 2014 is to reduce the loss of or damage to life, property, infrastructure, and natural, cultural, and economic resources from natural disasters; and
WHEREAS, in light of continuing natural disasters that severely impacted public infrastructure and private properties in the Town of Old Lyme, the Town developed a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, 2014 to understand local conditions and plan accordingly; and
WHERAS, a public information meetings was held on June 10, 2013 held, an article published in newspapers and online sources, a survey distributed to solicit public input and recommendations and to review the plan as required by law;
WHEREAS, the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, 2014 recommends many hazard mitigation actions that will protect the people and property affected by the natural hazards that potentially face the town; and
WHEREAS, some of the recommended mitigation actions may qualify for Federal funding but only if the Town of Old Lyme officially adopts the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, 2014; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Old Lyme shall implement, maintain, and update the Hazard Mitigation
Plan Update, 2014 through the appropriate municipal departments and commissions;
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Old Lyme that the Natural Hazard
Mitigation Plan is hereby adopted as an official plan of the Town of Old Lyme, and that the appropriate municipal departments will report annually on their activities, accomplishments, and progress relative to the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, 2014 for the Town of Old Lyme.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town of Old Lyme is authorized to apply for and accept any future Federal or State grant assistance to accomplish the goals of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, 2014.
Adopted this ___ day of ____ 2014 by the Board of Selectmen of Old Lyme, Connecticut
(Bonnie Reemsnyder, First Selectman)
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has affixed his/her
signature and the corporate seal of the Town of Old Lyme this __ day of _________, 2014.
(Eileen Coffee, Town Clerk)