The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) through a federal grant is working in conjunction with your community to create a Natural hazards Pre Disaster Mitigation Plan. The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of all hazard mitigation projects prior to a disaster event. These plans and projects reduce the overall risk to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations. For this round of funding we are soliciting input from Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Holden, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville, Oxford, Paxton, Princeton, Sutton, West Brookfield, and Westborough.

You have the opportunity to provide input on your community’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Plan, in fact, your input is vitally important and requested! This plan is intended to reduce the vulnerability of citizens, critical facilities, infrastructure, private property, and the natural environment within the town.

As we create the plan, we need to hear from you. There are two easy ways you can help:

1. Take this survey! (Surveys should be submitted by November 20th. Your answers will help the Pre Disaster Mitigation Planning Committee determine the community’s concerns and questions about the PDM Plan and guide discussions during the revision process.

2. Attend the public meetings. At least two public meetings will be held during the process. These meetings will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the PDM Plan, ask questions, and make comments.

If completing in hard copy, please mail to:
PDM Planning c/o Eric Smith,
2 Washington Square, Union Station,
Worcester, MA 01604

or fax to (508)792-6818

by Friday November 20, 2015.

Thank you for your participation and your input. Please encourage your neighbors to also participate.