FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Montezuma County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Available for Public Review and Comment
August 26, 2020 – Would you like to learn more about what Montezuma County is doing to minimize the impacts of wildfires, floods, landslides and other hazards? A draft of the County’s updated Hazard Mitigation Plan is being made available for public review and comment. The plan assesses risks posed by natural hazards, identifies ways to reduce those risks, and allows the County to be eligible for mitigation funding from FEMA. A Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) consisting of representatives from various county departments, the municipalities including Cortez, Mancos, Dolores, and the Cortez Fire Protection District developed the plan update over the past eight months with assistance from a consultant and input from stakeholders and the public. The plan identifies hazard mitigation goals and a variety of mitigation projects with the intent of reducing losses from hazard events before they occur again. The planning committee is now soliciting public comment on the plan before it is finalized and submitted for FEMA review and approval.
The comment period will be August 26-September 9th, 2020.
The plan and a comment form can be accessed at the following website:
Hardcopies will also be available for review at the Cortez Public Library Monday thru Friday from 1000 am to 400 pm by appointment.
For more information, contact:
109 W. Main St., #115,
Cortez, CO 81321
Direct 970 564-4137
Cell 970 759-4253
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