Town Of Wilmington Invites Residents To Virtual Meeting To Learn About Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Plan On June 7

Below is a press release from the Town of Wilmington:

WILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington is simultaneously developing two plans to identify and prioritize actions the Town can take to mitigate the impacts of natural hazards and climate change. Citizen participation in each project is essential.

A public meeting will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 4pm via Microsoft Teams. Join on your computer or mobile app.

Click here to join the meeting:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetupjoin/19%3ameeting_OGFmNjYxMDgtOWUyOC00ZjkzLTgzNjgtOThhMTlkYTIxZjg1%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22ef871fc8-9e3c-47b4-8306-c92b5315f2c0%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c03d143d-09b7-44f8-a08c-b747c8568404%22%7d

Or call in (audio only) +1 857-702-2064, 530249993#
Phone Conference ID: 530 249 993#

At the meeting, the process of developing the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update and the development of the Municipal Vulnerable Preparedness (MVP) Plan will be discussed as well as requesting feedback from citizens regarding natural hazards and their impacts. The purpose of the MVP Plan is to identify natural hazards and associated vulnerabilities that have the greatest potential to impact the Town as a result of climate change and to develop mitigation strategies that will make the Town more resilient to potential climate change impacts. The Town is updating the previously developed Hazard Mitigation Plan for approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This plan will serve as an essential strategy for reducing current and future risks to natural hazards by identifying projects to minimize those risks.

At the meeting, you will have an opportunity to contribute your ideas for making the Town more resilient to natural hazards such as flooding, snowstorms, high winds and extreme temperatures. This plan is being developed by a Core Team of Town officials and local stakeholders. Danielle Spicer, P.E., from Green International Affiliates, and Jamie Caplan Consulting LLC, are leading this effort. MVP approval from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs will allow the Town to apply for Action Grants for Town projects related to climate change resiliency. FEMA approval, and Town adoption, of the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update allows the Town to apply for pre- and post-disaster hazard mitigation grant funds.

The Town recently completed the Community Resilience Building (CRB) Workshops as part of the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) planning process. A draft version of the Town’s MVP Plan and the HMP Plan are available on the Town’s website for your review.

Click here to access the Draft MVP and Draft HMP plans: https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/planningconservation/pages/2021-draft-mvp-and-hmp-plans

Both of these plans will be presented at the public listening session held virtually as noted above. More information about the MVP Grant program can be found at:
https://www.mass.gov/municipal-vulnerability-preparedness-mvp-program.

For questions regarding either project, please contact Valerie Gingrich, Director of Planning &
Conservation, Town of Wilmington, phone: 978-658-8238 or email: vgingrich@wilmingtonma.gov.

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