County board 18JUL2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan

NEMiss.News Union Co. Supervisors, 7-18-2022
Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton, third from left in cap and green shirt, is responsible for the county’s Hazard Mitigation plan.

 

The Union County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan at 10 a.m., Monday, August 1.

The hearing, to be held during the board’s regular meeting at the Union County Chancery Court Building, will review the plan prepared by the Three Rivers Planning and Development District. The county government and each of the county’s three municipalities – Blue Springs, New Albany, and Myrtle – are included in the plan which sets forth how federal emergency money will be spent.

Having a Hazard Mitigation Plan finished and approved by the appropriate local government entities is a prerequisite for applying for federal grants for such things as drainage management, storm shelters and cleanup and recovery after storms and other disasters. Federal regulations require that the hazard plan be re-done every five years.

Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton is responsible for the development and execution of the plan. The August 1 hearing was set at the July 18, 2022, meeting of the county board.

In other business at the July 18 meeting the board:

  • Raised the mileage reimbursement for use of employee motor vehicles on county business from 58-1/2cents per mile to 62-1/2 cents a mile.
  • Approved projects for road work in Districts 1 and 2 and in the Red Hills community.
  • Approved a manual check for $629.99 to Harbor freight for the purchase of a Predator 4550-watt invertor generator. The money is to come from seized funds.
  • Set a public hearing for August 15 for the redistricting plan for county supervisory districts.

The next meeting of the Union County Board of Supervisors will be at 10 a.m., Monday, August 1.

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