Tiltonsville council passes mitigation plan resolution

TILTONSVILLE – A resolution concerning the Jefferson County 2013 Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted by Tiltonsville Village Council this week as the official hazard mitigation plan for the village, and officials also discussed emergency evacuation.

Regarding the hazard mitigation plan, Councilman Ty Lollini said it was necessary to approve the resolution if the village needed to apply for funds, but village officials didn’t have the privilege to participate in the development of the resolution.

That plan, in part, recommends mitigation activities that will reduce losses to life and property affected by both natural hazards that face the county and its municipal governments. The resolution points out that Section 322 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires state and local governments to develop and submit for approval to the president a mitigation plan outlining processes for identifying their respective natural hazards, risks and vulnerabilities.

Officials and agencies identified in the implementation strategy of the plan were directed to implement the recommended activities assigned to them.

Earlier in the meeting, Lollini expressed the need for an evacuation plan in case of an emergency.

Mike Robey, Crime Watch chairman, said a Crime Watch meeting is scheduled Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, and the group can discuss emergency evacuation.

With reference to the gas tankers at the Warrenton area above Rayland, Councilman Mike Roth said telephone numbers are needed.

Mayor Kris Prati reported on the Jefferson-Belmont Solid Waste Authority and presented a public notice which pointed out the authority (JB Green Team) is establishing a 20-day written comment period until Sept. 2 on the draft Solid Waste Management Plan Update.

The draft plan includes a budget and fees to finance the plan, a solid waste facility inventory, projections and strategies, facilities and programs to be used, an analysis of the progress made toward achieving state solid waste reduction goals and authority rules. It also discusses a change to the current special assessment tax on approved parcels in the two counties, which the authority relies on to finance the implementation of the plan update.

This plan update is available for review on the authority’s website, www.jbgreenteam.org/about-us and at several locations such as the commissioners’ offices in both counties. Those having questions may call the authority, 740-266-6899.

Prati also reported Village Administrator Carl Sgalla said that 20 tons of salt have been ordered, and the price has increased from $102.70 a ton to $164.59.

The mayor encouraged water committee members to attend the YTR meeting slated Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. in Yorkville.

Reporting on the electric aggrega tion program, Prati said that agreement involves 6.98 cents per kilowatt hour.

She added that residents having questions or concerns regarding other suppliers or electric rates may call John Ney, 813-210-7184.

Lollini mentioned the Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department had four calls Saturday, adding that it and the village police department do exceptional jobs. Lollini also noted that council, the mayor and he appreciate all they do.

A council workshop meeting is planned Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. to discuss the water rate.

Council’s regular meeting will be Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.