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Webster Co. sups adopt hazard mitigation plan

Miller: ‘The plan is something we needed to have in place for FEMA’

October 10, 2012
By EMILIE NELSON-JENSON ( , Messenger News

The Webster County Board of Supervisors adopted a hazard mitigation plan for unincorporated areas of the county at the regular meeting Tuesday.

The plan is part of a requirement to receive funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the event of natural disasters and emergencies.

The plan includes estimates on the number of thunderstorms, tornadoes and floods and an estimate on replacement value of properties that could be impacted by disaster in rural areas.

"The plan is something we needed to have in place for FEMA," said Carissa Miller, a planner with the MIDAS Council of Governments, which helped design the plan. "It is to prepare for any future issues, storms, floods, damages and any impacts that may occur."

Renewal of the plan will be the responsibility of Webster County Emergency Management, Miller said.

As part of the Webster County Community Development Block Grant Program, which is part of the buyout program of flood damaged properties in the Breen and Scenic Drive neighborhoods north of Fort Dodge, the board adopted resolutions to adopt a citizen participation program, adopt a code of conduct to ensure fair, efficient and professional administration of federal grant funds, establish a drug free workplace for Webster County, adopt an equal opportunity policy statement related to the implementation of Community Development Block Grant awards, a resolution prohibiting excessive force related to the implementation of Community Development Block Grant Award, and adopted a fair housing policy for Webster County related to the Block Grant.

Also as requirement for the Block Grant, MIDAS designated a labor standards compliance officer, adopted a procurement policy and adopted a residential anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan for Webster County in relation to Block Grants.



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