SELECTBOARD MEETING LOCATION
2529 Route 25A, Orford, NH
Selectboard meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 5:30 PM in the Town Office to conduct Town business
The Town of Orford commences hazard mitigation planning
The Town of Orford has met with June Garneau of Mapping and Planning Solutions and other team members from Orford on July 21, 2022, to begin work on the required five-year update of the 2016 Orford Hazard Mitigation Plan. The town and Mapping and Planning Solutions are conducting a series of Hazard Mitigation meetings to develop the plan over the next few months.
During these public meetings, the planning team will address natural, technological, and human-caused hazards such as Inland Flooding, Long-Term Utility Outage, and Transport Accidents; the team will determine “Action Items” to help mitigate the effects of these hazards. The team will also review shelter sites and the need for generators at those sites.
By examining critical infrastructure and key resources, along with past hazards, the team will establish priorities for future mitigation projects and steps that can be taken to increase public awareness of hazards in general.
As mandated by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, all municipalities must complete a local Hazard Mitigation Plan to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) funding should a natural disaster occur. The planning processes are made possible by grants from FEMA.
The Hazard Mitigation Planning Team is currently being formed. Orford citizens and any interested stakeholders are invited to participate. Zoom meetings are scheduled for Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on August 25, September 29, and October 27, 2022. Additional meetings may also be scheduled. The public is encouraged to attend all meetings.
To be included in the process, all interested parties should contact Esther Dobbins-Marsh by email at [email protected]dnh.us. Interested parties will be added to the Zoom meeting invitation list.
More information on the hazard mitigation planning process is available from June Garneau at Mapping and Planning Solutions, 603-991-9664 or via email [email protected]
John Adams, Board Chair
P. Chase Kling
Contact & Hours
SELECTBOARD OFFICE – The Selectboard’s office is located in the Town Office
Mailing Address: 2529 Route 25A, Orford, NH 03777
email: [email protected]
Esther Dobbins-Marsh, Administrative Assistant
Monday thru Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM