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TOWN OF CORNELIUS MITIGATION ACTION PLAN

 

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2015 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 1

Plan for development and appropriate flood mitigation strategies in the Land Development Code.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Planning and Policy

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Planning

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

     

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 2

Evaluate 2012 tree inventory with respect to tree size and vicinity to utilities to identify mitigation strategies.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Wildfire

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Planning, Public Works

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

     

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 3

Implement storm water mitigation projects, including the grading of ditches and replacing failing/potentially failing storm water structures.

Mitigation Goal:

#1

Mitigation Category:

Structural Projects

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

$70,000/year

Potential Funding Sources:

CMSWS Funds

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Public Works

Implementation Schedule:

Annually, 2015-2019

     

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 4

Work with power companies to educate and gain support for proper preventative tree pruning to reduce the chance of power outages.

Mitigation Goal:

#2

Mitigation Category:

Education and Outreach

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Winter Storms, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

N/A

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Planning and Public Works

Implementation Schedule:

24 months

     

 

STATUS UPDATE FOR 2010 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 1

Maintain continued compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through implementation and periodic evaluation of the Town’s amended floodplain ordinance currently in place.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

In coordination with CMSWS

Implementation Schedule:

Continuous 2015-2020

2015 Status Update:

Completed/To Be Continued.  NFIP minimums plus locally adopted higher standards were enforced for all new construction in the Town by the Storm Water Permitting & Compliance Program within the County’s Water & Land Resources Division.  Where applicable, increases in BFEs have been incorporated as remapping projects reached preliminary status.

     

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 2

Enhance the use of existing Emergency Notification System (Connect-CTY®) through expansion of existing contact data base.

Mitigation Goal:

#4

Mitigation Category:

Emergency Services; Public Education and Awareness

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Earthquakes, Landslides, Sinkholes, Drought, Wildfire, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

TBD

Potential Funding Sources:

911 Fees

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Police Department

Implementation Schedule:

Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

Completed.  In coordination with CMEMO, converted to CharMeck Alerts in 2014.

     

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 3

Continue NFIP and nuclear educational campaign for citizens living near lake areas.

Mitigation Goal:

#2

Mitigation Category:

Public Education and Awareness

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Nuclear Accident

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources, NFIP materials free of charge from FEMA, Radiological Hazard information free from Duke Energy

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Public Works and Planning

Implementation Schedule:

Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

Completed/To Be Continued.  Annual mailer distributed each spring to owners of property in Special Flood Hazard Area.  Courtesy copy of mailer provided to Town Mayor and all Council Members.  Supplemented outreach with seasonally appropriate flood hazard message distributed 3 to 4 times each year to all public water supply customers as utility bill insert.

     

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 4

Develop an annual tabletop exercise addressing potential hazards faced by Town.  This exercise would bring together representatives from all Town departments that would work together creating and implementing a plan to effectively deal with the hazard.

Mitigation Goal:

#3

Mitigation Category:

Emergency Services

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Earthquakes, Landslides, Sinkholes, Drought, Wildfire, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

$10,000 / Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

General Fund

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Police and Public Works

Implementation Schedule:

12 months

2015 Status Update:

Completed/To Be Continued.  Developed peninsula evacuation plan in 2014.  Annual tabletop exercise scheduled for August 2015.

     

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 5

Develop and evaluate a town-wide peninsula evacuation action plan.

Mitigation Goal:

#6

Mitigation Category:

Emergency Services

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Earthquakes, Landslides, Sinkholes, Drought, Wildfire, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

$4,500 / Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

General Fund

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Police Department

Implementation Schedule:

12 months

2015 Status Update:

Completed.  Completed in 2014.

     

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 6

On an annual basis, coordinate with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management on a widespread public outreach activity to provide information on all natural hazards facing the area to local residents, including methods for preventing damages from hazardous conditions and how to respond when an imminent hazard threatens.

Mitigation Goal:

#2

Mitigation Category:

Public Education & Awareness

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Earthquakes, Landslides, Sinkholes, Drought, Wildfire, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Planning, in coordination with CMEMO (lead)

Implementation Schedule:

Annual

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  In 2014, began integrating social media into public outreach campaigns.

     

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 7

On an annual basis, coordinate with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management to provide information on all natural hazards facing the area to local planning staff and elected officials.  This should be combined with an annual progress report on the status of local mitigation actions as identified in the Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Public Education & Awareness

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Earthquakes, Landslides, Sinkholes, Drought, Wildfire, Dam/Levee Failure

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Planning, in coordination with CMEMO (lead)

Implementation Schedule:

Annual

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  Annual update to elected officials and staff planned for July.

     

 

STATUS UPDATE FOR ONGOING 2005 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 2

Establish emergency notification system such as Reverse 911® or pac system to notify citizens of hazard threats and emergencies.

Category:

Warning

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All Hazards

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

$60,000

Potential Funding Sources:

Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG), FEMA—Hazardous Materials Assistance Program

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

North Mecklenburg 911 Communications Center, Cornelius Police Department

Implementation Schedule:

12 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed/Ongoing.  Installed Connect-CTY®service, a town-to-resident notification system which will be utilized in the event of an emergency or hazard necessitating the release of important information. 

2015 Status Update:

Completed.  Implemented Connect-CTY in 2008.

     

 

Town of Cornelius

MITIGATION ACTION 3

Conduct NFIP educational campaign for citizens living near lake areas.

Category:

Education and Outreach

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources, NFIP materials free of charge from FEMA

Potential Funding Sources:

NA

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Public Works and Planning

Implementation Schedule:

12 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed/Ongoing.  The Town provides written educational material, free of charge, to public informing them of Flood and Nuclear Hazards. 

2015 Status Update:

Deleted.  This item is a duplicate of 2010 Action 3 above.

     

 

 

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