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TOWN OF DAVIDSON MITIGATION ACTION PLAN

 

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2015 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

Town of Davidson

MITIGATION ACTION 1

Improve drainage in a public stormwater drainage area to prevent flooding of several homes in the Westside neighborhood.

Mitigation Goal:

#1

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

$60,000 Plus staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Public Works

Implementation Schedule:

1 year.  Project is 90% complete (project will be complete in the next week).

     

 

STATUS UPDATE FOR 2010 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

Town of Davidson

MITIGATION ACTION 1

Maintain continued compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through implementation and periodic evaluation of the following higher regulatory standards (in addition to basic required compliance actions):

a)    Require critical facilities protection to 500-year flood levels

b)    Require parking lots to be elevated (no more than six inches deep in any parking space during Community Flood event)

c)    Require dry land access for new or substantially improved buildings (above Community Base Flood Elevation)

d)    Levee restrictions

e)    Floors of new or substantially improved buildings allowed by variance in the floodplain must be elevated at least one (1) foot above the Community (future) Base Flood Elevation. 

f)     Prohibit basements below flood level on filled lots

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:

Planning & Public Works in coordination with MCSWS

Implementation Schedule:

Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

Completed/To Be Continued.  Continued compliance through planning ordinance; will continue to enforce. (See Section 7.)

     

 

Town of Davidson

MITIGATION ACTION 2

Continue action items resulting from Emergency Table Top Exercise.

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:

Staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Police, Fire, Public Works

Implementation Schedule:

Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  A meeting is planned with Police, Fire, Public Works, and the Public Information Officer for Fall 2015.

     

 

Town of Davidson

MITIGATION ACTION 3

Implement Traffic Control Procedures intended to reduce injuries before, during, and after emergencies and disasters.

Mitigation Goal:

#6

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

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:

Staff time, NCDOT involvement

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Public Works

Implementation Schedule:

2 year

2015 Status Update:

Deleted.  No progress has been made in this area.  We intend on ending this item due to lack of staff time available to complete.

     

 

Town of Davidson

MITIGATION ACTION 4

The Town will improve its ability to warn people of impending disasters using Connect-CTY® system and other media outlets.

Mitigation Goal:

#4

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:

Local staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Public Works, Communications

Implementation Schedule:

1 year

2015 Status Update:

Completed.  The Town can now reach 3,020 Davidson residents by phone, email, and/or text through Connect-CTY.

     

 

Town of Davidson

MITIGATION ACTION 5

Implement recommendations of the 2006 Tree Canopy Inventory including pruning and removal of branches and trees that threaten public utilities and structures

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:

Ongoing

2015 Status Update:

In Progress (75% complete).  The Town has increased its street tree budget, we have proactively removed around 30 dangerous trees in the public right-of-way, and the tree crew conducts pruning operations every year to help improve structure and safety.

     

 

Town of Davidson

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 & Public Works, in coordination with CMEMO (Lead)

Implementation Schedule:

Annual

2015 Status Update:

Deferred.  No progress has been made due to too much turnover in planning department.  We plan to postpone this goal until there is more staff available to help complete this task.

     

 

Town of Davidson

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:

Deleted.  No progress has been made due to too much turnover in planning department.  No contact from CMEMO on this particular action that planning is aware of.  The Town plans to delete this item due to lack of staff.

     

 

STATUS UPDATE FOR ONGOING 2005 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

Town of Davidson

MITIGATION ACTION 1

Develop growth policies that account for identified hazard areas.

Category:

Planning and Policy

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood  Storm damage to trees and personal property

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

NA

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Planning

Implementation Schedule:

12 months

2010 Status Update:

Ongoing.

  • Town Planning Staff are finalizing a comprehensive plan to guide growth
  • Continue to work with MecklenburgCounty floodplain officials to enforce the Floodplain Ordinance
  • Implement recommendations of the 2006 Tree Canopy Inventory including pruning and removal of branches and trees that threaten public utilities and structures (carried over as Action #5 in 2010 Mitigation Action Plan)

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.

  • Comprehensive plan has been adopted
  • Tree pruning continues to be an important issue that we constantly attend to
  • Duke Power has been conducting a large scale pruning operation in Davidson over the past couple of months
     

 

Town of Davidson

MITIGATION ACTION 2

Develop stormwater management plan.

Category:

Planning and Policy

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

$50,000

Potential Funding Sources:

Natural Resources Conservation Service—Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program, Natural Resources Conservation Service—Watershed Surveys and Planning, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—Floodplain Management Services, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Public Works

Implementation Schedule:

12 months

2010 Status Update:

Completed / Ongoing.

  • Ongoing work with NCDENR and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to mitigate Beatty Dam
  • Continue storm water improvements
  • Secure funding for infrastructure repairs through CountyStorm water fee

2015 Status Update:

Completed/To Be Continued.

  • Storm water management plan has been approved
  • All Public Works employees participate in storm water training every year
  • Multiple improvements have been made from the storm water fees
  • Beatty Dam mitigation is complete
  • Cost: $140,000
     

 

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