2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan Project Page
The Berrien County Hazard Mitigation Plan is being updated. Elements and activity related to this project will be published on this webpage to encourage community involvement. Check back frequently for updates to this project.
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FINAL PLAN (APPROVED AND ADOPTED)
June 08, 2023 (Final - Closed Plan. No more edits)
Submitted Draft PLAN
December 15, 2022 Version (As submitted to Municipalities for Adoption)
Sample Resolution for Adoption
CURRENT Project STATUS
JUN 08, 2023 - After collating and publishing all municipalities adoption resolutions into the plan, BOLDplanning transmitted a final version of the Berrien County Hazard Mitigation Plan. A link to the Final Plan is provided above this webpage section. Some edits were made to the version used for adoption. These edits were not substantive in nature. They were related to spelling, adding proper titles to designate "Chartered" Townships that adopted Charters while the plan was being written, and correct a few copy/paste errors in agency assignments within the project table.
DEC 07, 2022 - After a technical review conducted by FEMA R5 staff, minor edits are being made to meet required elements. A new draft is expected to be produced by DEC 23 to clarify content to better meet the planning requirements.
OCT 19, 2022 - After an additional technical review of the Michigan State Hazard Mitigation Officer, additional edits were made to the plan and it was resubmitted. The Final Draft is published above the Meeting Schedule table above.
OCT 14, 2022 - After technical review of the Michigan State Hazard Michigan Officer, minor edits to the plan draft were made. The draft after this state review is available at this link: (SEP 28 Draft). Anyone who would like to comment on this draft may do so by emailing [email protected].
AUG 15, 2022 - The draft plan was released JUL 06 for public comment and was closed AUG 04. A little over 4,000 people participated in the public review process. The results and comments will be detailed in the draft submitted to the State of Michigan and FEMA. The plan was submitted to the Michigan Emergency Management office for review.
JUL 06, 2022 - The draft plan is now being offered to the public and our stakeholders for comment. The comment period will end on AUG 08 at 12PM Eastern time. Check back to this page for more instructions on how to leave a comment. In the meantime, a copy of this draft plan is downloaded by clicking this link. After reviewing the draft, comments will be gathered on this form.
MAY 30, 2022 - Several additional contacts with local units of government have occurred to complete the STAPLE+E analysis. Some municipalities have adjusted their project descriptions and they will be submitted in the draft plan. The draft is being reviewed for errors and continuity. It is being readied to release to the public to facilitate the whole community's involvement. As part of this, a survey and webpage are being built to collect these comments.
FEB 28, 2022 - Several one-on one meetings with local units of government have been conducted. Many local municipalities have submitted project descriptions to potentially solve impacts associated with known and persistent hazards in their areas. The project descriptions will be reviewed for detail and an analysis, called a STAPLE+E analysis, will be completed. The STAPLEE evaluation method uses seven criteria for evaluating a mitigation action: Social, Technical, Administrative, Political, Legal, Economic, and Environmental. factors.
- Generic Video Narration of Meeting without participants (can be used for education).
- Instructions on how to fill out the project workbook
- Blank Project Workbook
- Berrien County Example Projects
- FEMA BRIC Mitigation Action Profiles Guide
- FEMA Hazard Mitigation Project Ideas Guide
On JUN 03, the Hazard Mitigation Survey had been open to receiving feedback from plan stakeholders and the public for almost one (1) month. The stats for the survey as of JUN 03 were as follows: 632 views, 230 participants, 5,277 responses, 519 comments, and 61 subscribers. BOLDplanning will begin drafting the "Community Profile and Assess Risk" section of the plan draft over the next month.