The Recorder – North County Notebook: January 18, 2022

Published: 01/17/2022 14:17:01

Modified: 01/17/2022 14:15:58

Tuesday: Risk mitigation plan kick-off meeting

LEYDEN – The city, in partnership with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) planning department, is developing a combined regional community resilience building and risk mitigation plan for disaster preparedness. municipal vulnerability (MVP).

City officials and interested community members are invited to the kick-off meeting on Tuesday January 18 from 4-5:30 p.m. to discuss the impact of natural hazards on Leiden and how the city can become more resilient to impacts of climate change. , according to a press release from Allison Gage, land use and natural resource planner at FRCOG. To register, go to

The goal of the MVP’s Regional Community Resilience and Risk Mitigation Plan, the statement said, is to identify natural hazards affecting the city; inventory the city’s societal, infrastructural and environmental assets and vulnerabilities; identify the greatest risks of hazard damage; discuss relevant policies, programs and regulations that are in place; identify and prioritize action measures to prevent loss of life and property damage; and identify needs and resources to make the community more resilient to climate change.

Once the new plan is approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA), and adopted by the city, Leyden will become a certified MVP community, the statement explains. As such, the city will be eligible for state and federal grants to fund projects that address climate resilience and pre- and post-disaster risk mitigation.

To find out more about this project or to get involved, contact Leiden Town Clerk Michele Giarusso at [email protected]

Tim Rogers reappointed to the ZBA

NORTHFIELD – The Selectboard has voted unanimously to reappoint Tim Rogers to the Zoning Board of Appeals, term expiring December 31, 2026.

Eversource is doing work on Route 63

NORTHFIELD — Eversource is conducting vegetation management and working on its optical ground wire project to replace existing armored wire on transmission structures in the right-of-way on Millers Falls Road (Highway 63).

According to a notice posted on the City of Northfield’s website, the work is being conducted in the area of ​​the Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center. Working hours are Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, crews may need to work longer hours or work on Sundays.