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2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Mitigation Actions Workshop

Rio Grande County

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Time:  3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Rio Grande County Annex, Del Norte, CO

Meeting Purpose

The first meeting of the Rio Grande County Hazard Mitigation Planning Team was held on April 11, 2016 in Del Norte to discuss the project to update the Rio Grande County Hazard Mitigation Plan and to obtain input from Planning Team members. The purpose of the second and final meeting of the Planning Team is to update the group on progress to date and to identify and discuss potential hazard mitigation actions to include in the updated plan. At the meeting, the Planning Team will review and evaluate a range of specific mitigation actions and projects to reduce the impacts of the hazards identified in the risk assessment.

Examples of mitigation actions include building retrofits, stormwater/flood control projects, defensible spacing, changes in local ordinances, and other actions that reduce risk to existing buildings, infrastructure, and new development. County Planning Team members will weigh the pros and cons of proposed mitigation actions and rank their highest priority actions for implementation, based on their subject matter expertise.

The agenda for the meeting is included below along with the Mitigation Actions identified in the 2010 plan for Rio Grande County and the municipalities of Del Norte, Monte Vista and South Fork.

Preliminary Agenda

Welcome and Introductions

Hazard Mitigation Plan Development

  • Progress Report
  • Final Steps

Risk Assessment

  • Confirm Natural Hazard Ratings
  • Priority Hazards for Mitigation

2016 Plan Goals

2010 Mitigation Actions

2016 Mitigation Strategy

  • Hazard Mitigation Actions (Categories/Techniques)
  • Identify Potential Mitigation Opportunities and Actions
  • Prioritize Mitigation Actions (STAPLEE Method)
  • FEMA Grant Application Requirements

Public Involvement Strategy

  • Post Final Plan Draft on Web/Public Comment Form
  • Open Public Meeting

Questions/Discussion

Adjourn

2010 Mitigation Actions – Rio Grande County

Mitigation Action Responsible Agency
Rio Grande County
Attend NFIP training program offered by the state. Rio Grande County Floodplain Administrator
Conduct regional drainage study.

County/municipal

Land Use Administrators

Develop age-appropriate education opportunities for school students in cooperation with Physical Education teachers.

Emergency Manager

& School System

Superintendents

Work with FEMA to update flood insurance studies, develop more accurate/additional base flood elevation data, and create DFIRMS.

Land Use

Administrator

Update/develop storm water management regulations. County/municipal Land Use Administrators
Hire technical staff with storm water knowledge and experience to enforce storm water management regulations.

County Administrator/

Presidents of Monte Vista & Del Norte FPDs

Identify opportunities for acquiring fire protection services in Jasper, and other communities currently without protection.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Review the building permit requirements for opportunities to reduce the risks to natural hazards.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Identify vulnerable populations and develop a plan for reaching them after a storm to ensure that they have necessities. Sheriff/Emergency Manager
Review and, as needed, make modifications to improve floodplain ordinances throughout the county.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Develop a plan for the areas where wastewater disposal and riparian areas overlap to prevent contamination of water especially during flooding.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators and Municipal Water Works

Assess the conditions of state bridges, specifically at 285 and 112 north of Del Norte. Construct necessary improvements. CDOT/County Road and Bridge Supervisor
Develop hazard-specific evacuation plans. Sheriff/Emergency Manager
Educate the public on shelter and safe room locations, and provide information about alternate access routes that can be used when certain roads are closed. Red Cross/Emergency Manager
Build redundancy on communication systems, improving the coverage and developing compatibility with other systems in the county. Sheriff/Emergency Manager
Develop an action/response plan for drought. Rio Grande Water Conservation District and Others
Increase public awareness in regard to drought. Rio Grande Water Conservation District and Others
City of Monte Vista
Attend NFIP training program offered by the State. Floodplain Administrator
Conduct regional drainage study.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Update/develop stormwater management regulations.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Hire technical staff with stormwater experience to enforce stormwater management regulations. County Administrator/Town Managers
Review the building permit requirements for opportunities to reduce the risks to natural hazards.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Review and, as needed, make modifications to improve floodplain ordinances throughout the county.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Develop a plan for the areas where wastewater disposal and riparian areas overlap to prevent contamination of water especially during flooding.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators and Water Works

Assess the conditions of state bridges, specifically at 285 and 112 north of Del Norte. Construct necessary improvements. CDOT, County Road and Bridge Supervisor
Town of Del Norte  
Attend NFIP training program offered by the State. Floodplain Administrator
Conduct regional drainage study.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Update/develop stormwater management regulations.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Hire technical staff with stormwater experience to enforce stormwater management regulations. County Administrator/Town Managers
Review the building permit requirements for opportunities to reduce the risks to natural hazards.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Review and, as needed, make modifications to improve floodplain ordinances throughout the county.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Develop a plan for the areas where wastewater disposal and riparian areas overlap to prevent contamination of water especially during flooding.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators and Water Works

Assess the conditions of state bridges, specifically at 285 and 112 north of Del Norte. Construct necessary improvements. CDOT, County Road and Bridge Supervisor
Town of South Fork  
Attend NFIP training program offered by the State. Floodplain Administrator
Conduct regional drainage study.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Update/develop stormwater management regulations.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Hire technical staff with stormwater experience to enforce stormwater management regulations. County Administrator/Town Managers
Review the building permit requirements for opportunities to reduce the risks to natural hazards.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Review and, as needed, make modifications to improve floodplain ordinances throughout the county.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators

Develop a plan for the areas where wastewater disposal and riparian areas overlap to prevent contamination of water especially during flooding.

County/Municipal

Land Use Administrators and Water Works

Assess the conditions of state bridges, specifically at 285 and 112 north of Del Norte. Construct necessary improvements. CDOT, County Road and Bridge Supervisor