If you have received this email, it is because your presence is requested to take part in Paulding County’s Pre-Hazard Mitigation Planning Meetings. These meetings in particular will focus on the agricultural aspects of the plan. We will be talking about the impact on the business side of agriculture as well as the family farms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that each county in the United States have a Pre Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Mitigation Plan allows for local governments to plan for and implement sustainable cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from future natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on federal funding for future disasters.
Paulding County’s Mitigation Plan expires June 30th, 2023. The county commissioners and the EMA applied for and were awarded federal funds to revise and update Paulding County’s plan. Your input is very important to the success of having an accurate Pre Hazard Mitigation Plan for Paulding County.
There will be six different meetings set up at the new McDonald Pike Office Complex, at 451 McDonald Pike, in Paulding, Ohio. The meetings will be scheduled as follows two in the morning, and two in the afternoon. You are asked to attend just one of those meetings that fit your busy schedule. Please take a look at the dates and times listed, then check your schedule and please plan on attending one of those meetings, your knowledge and input are important!
The meetings should not last more than two hours. The times would be as follows:
- Wednesday, October 19th, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
- Wednesday, October 19th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
- Thursday, October 20th, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
- Thursday, October 20th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Edward Bohn, Director
Paulding County EMA