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TOWN OF MINT HILL MITIGATION ACTION PLAN

 

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2015 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 1

Retrofit critical facilities and Town-owned facilities for improved resilience to all hazards with the use of the latest building materials and technology. This could include, but is not limited to: wind retrofits, low water consumption fixtures, leak detectors, backup generators, ignition-resistant materials, 320 or 361 compliant safe rooms, lightning protection, hail resistant roofing, and anchoring fixed building equipment.

Mitigation Goal:

#1

Mitigation Category:

Property Protection

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

To be determined on a case-by-case basis

Potential Funding Sources:

Local, State Grants, UHMA Grants, other federal grants

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Town of Mint Hill Buildings and Inspections Department; Town of Mint Hill Planning Department; Town of Mint Hill Emergency Services

Implementation Schedule:

2015-2020

     

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 2

Install backup generators or quick connect hook ups for mobile generators on any newly constructed county/town critical facilities.

Mitigation Goal:

#1

Mitigation Category:

Emergency Services

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

To be determined on a case-by-case basis

Potential Funding Sources:

Local, State Grants, UHMA Grants, other federal grants

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Town of Mint Hill Buildings and Inspections Department; Town of Mint Hill Planning Department; Town of Mint Hill Emergency Services

Implementation Schedule:

2015-2020

     

 

 

STATUS UPDATE FOR 2010 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

Town of Mint Hill

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)    Development standards linked to Community Floodplain (Future Conditions)

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

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

d)    Require dry land access for new or substantially improved buildings (above Community Flood BFE)

e)    Levee restrictions

f)     Cumulative substantial damage improvement provision

g)    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:

Town of Mint Hill in coordination with CMSWS

Implementation Schedule:

2015-2020

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  Higher standards were enforced for all new construction in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the surrounding towns by the Storm Water Permitting & Compliance Program within the County’s Water & Land Resources Division.  Where applicable, increases in BFEs were incorporated as remapping projects reached preliminary status.

 

Local ordinances were updated to incorporate results of remapping projects and in response to comments received during the September 2011 FEMA/NCEM Community Assistance Visit (CAV).

     

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 2

Prepare and conduct a survey for critical facilities to help identify structural and/or non-structural deficiencies that may lead to increased vulnerability to natural hazards.  Include recommended corrective actions in local capital improvements program.

Mitigation Goal:

#1

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:

$20,000

Potential Funding Sources:

TBD

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Town of Mint Hill Public  Works Department

Implementation Schedule:

FY 2011 start

2015 Status Update:

N/A[MJR1] 

     

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 3

Ensure the consideration of all natural hazards is integrated into local infrastructure and capital improvements planning.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

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):

High

Estimated Cost:

Local staff time

Potential Funding Sources:

Town of Mint Hill and CRTPO

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Town of Mint Hill Planning Department

Implementation Schedule:

Plan Development 2010 – Implementation 2010-2020

2015 Status Update:

Deferred.  This action is now the responsibility of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) (formerly MUMPO). The Town of Mint Hill will continue to assist with this action as needed, however it is being monitored and maintained by CRTPO.

     

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 4

Prepare and maintain a map of areas that flood frequently, particularly those areas outside of FEMA floodplains.

Mitigation Goal:

#5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

$5,000

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

In coordination with CMSWS

Implementation Schedule:

Plan Development 2010 – Implementation 2010-2020

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  Phase I maps, covering central and southern Mecklenburg, became effective February 19, 2014.  Phase II maps, covering western Mecklenburg, are currently in preliminary status, expected to be effective October 2015.  Phase III maps, covering northeast Mecklenburg, are draft status now, expected to become effective in 2016.  Phase IV, covering Catawba River, is being studied by North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program, effective date not known. It should be noted however that while the Town of Mint Hill is involved in this process, this action is being monitored and maintained by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.

     

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 5

Coordinate with the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources (NCDFR) to prepare Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWWPs) for identified high risk communities.

Mitigation Goal:

#2 and #5

Mitigation Category:

Prevention; Public Education & Awareness

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Wildfire

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Moderate

Estimated Cost:

$5,000

Potential Funding Sources:

NCDFR grants; FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) or Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Town of Mint Hill Voluntary Fire Department, in coordination with the North Carolina Forest Service

Implementation Schedule:

2015-2020

2015 Status Update:

Deferred.  This action is the responsibility of the North Carolina Forest Service. The Town of Mint Hill will continue to assist with this action as needed, however it is being monitored and maintained by NCFS.

     

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 6

Coordinate with NCDOT on the identification of structurally deficient bridges that are more likely to sustain damage from future earthquake events and that should be addressed through future retrofit projects or bridge replacement.

Mitigation Goal:

#1

Mitigation Category:

Prevention; Structural Projects

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Earthquake

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

Low

Estimated Cost:

TBD

Potential Funding Sources:

TBD with NCDOT

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Town of Mint Hill Public Works Department, in coordination with NCDOT

Implementation Schedule:

2015-2020

2015 Status Update:

Deferred.  There are currently no Town-maintained bridges therefore no action is being taken to further this action at this time.

     

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 7

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:

Town of Mint Hill in coordination with CMEMO (Lead)

Implementation Schedule:

Annual

2015 Status Update:

Deferred.  This action is the responsibility of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office. The Town of Mint Hill will continue to assist with this action as needed in coordination with CMEMO.

     

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 8

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:

The Town of Mint Hill in coordination with CMEMO (Lead)

Implementation Schedule:

Annual

2015 Status Update:

Deferred.  This action is the responsibility of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office. The Town of Mint Hill will continue to assist with this action as needed in coordination with CMEMO.

     

 

STATUS UPDATE FOR ONGOING 2005 MITIGATION ACTIONS

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 1

Improve growth management procedures in identified flood hazard areas.

Category:

Planning and Policy

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources

Potential Funding Sources:

N/A

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Town of Mint Hill Planning Department

Implementation Schedule:

2015-2020

2010 Status Update:

Completed/Ongoing.  The Town joined the National Flood Insurance Program in 2007, and also recently adopted a post construction ordinance which established stream buffers and limits on impervious surface ratios.   The Town continues to support the review and updating of its flood damage prevention ordinance with higher regulatory standards than required by FEMA, in coordination with Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services.  This includes not allowing residential building in floodplain areas.  See Mitigation Action #1 for 2010 plan update for more information on recently passed floodplain regulations.

2015 Status Update:

In Progress.  The Town continues to support the review and updating of its flood damage prevention ordinance with higher regulatory standards than required by FEMA, in coordination with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.  This includes not allowing residential building in floodplain areas.

     

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 2

Protect and enhance riparian zones around creeks and streams to control flooding.

Category:

Planning and Policy

Hazard(s) Addressed:

Flood

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

Staff time and resources, costs associated with purchase of property or easements

Potential Funding Sources:

Non-profit land trusts, Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Department of Commerce—Habitat Conservation, Department of the Interior—Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Town of Mint Hill Planning Department

Implementation Schedule:

2015-2020

2010 Status Update:

Completed/Ongoing.   The Town continues to seek opportunities to protect and enhance riparian zones to not only control flooding but to also protect the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains.  It recently adopted a post construction ordinance that established stream buffers, impervious surface ratios, and water quality features such as detention ponds.  In 2009 the town adopted a site specific management plan for the Goose Creek basin.  Every 10 years the town develops a 10 year comprehensive land use plan that determines areas that should not be developed.  This plan is currently being reviewed in 2010.

2015 Status Update:

Completed.  The Town re-adopted the 2000 Land Use Plan in 2010.

     

 

Town of Mint Hill

MITIGATION ACTION 3

Develop emergency operations plan to protect vital services, establish potential shelter sites, and establish a communication center.

Category:

Planning and Policy

Hazard(s) Addressed:

All Hazards

Priority (High, Moderate, Low):

High

Estimated Cost:

$50,000

Potential Funding Sources:

FEMA—All Hazards Emergency Operational Planning, Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)

Lead Agency/Department Responsible:

Administration, Police, Fire, Public Works

Implementation Schedule:

18 months

2010 Status Update:

Partially Completed.  The Town is currently in the process of finalizing a command center for all of the town’s vital services to be operated from the Mint Hill Fire Department.  This facility has been outfitted with a generator that can operate the entire building to include showers, sleeping quarters, water, kitchen, and has rooms for several computers and meetings.  The Police Department’s communication center is housed in Pineville and the police communication tower is located in Mint Hill.  If the tower becomes inoperable, dispatch has the capability to use south towns mutual aid which is on the City of Charlotte radio system.  If the communication center becomes inoperable they are prepared to move to the EOC in Charlotte or CMPD’s dispatch center with a mobile communication system.  A phone call to BellSouth will route all 911 calls to this communication center.  The Fire Department and Paramedic Service operate on the County radio system and would fall under the county protocol if that system becomes disabled.

2015 Status Update:

Completed.  The Mint Hill Fire Department is set up to be the Town’s command center for emergency operations.  The Mint Hill Police are on the County’s 800 system and being dispatched by Pineville Communications.

     

 


 [MJR1]I need the Town to help me explain this. Why is the status “N/A?” We have to say something that explains the status of the action over the past five years regardless of what that status may be.

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