Delaware County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) requires local communities to develop and implement mitigation plans to identify and prioritize natural hazards and develop strategies to reduce the impact of hazards when they occur. Complying with DMA 2000 also allows local communities to be eligible for federal mitigation planning grants. The Delaware County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan will meet this requirement and provide a coordinated approach to hazard mitigation and help ensure that future mitigation projects support protection of the community in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

To oversee the process locally, the All-Hazard Steering Committee was formed. It consists of numerous County agencies including Code Enforcement, Planning, Emergency Services, Public Works, Public Health, Social Services, and the Sheriffs Office as well as other organizations like the NY State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and the Soil and Water Conservation District and DEP. The most important participants, however, will be the individual municipalities, local officials, and the public who have valuable information to contribute to this multi-jurisdictional effort. 


Complete HMP Document 



Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Materials


If you think you may be interested in the Hazard Mitigation Grant individual assistance applicant, please review the PowerPoint presentation file. In order to preliminarily enroll in the application you will be required to complete the Voluntary Mitigation Grant Participation Form and the Property owner Questionnaire II and submit it back to the Planning Department or Town of Middletown Building and Zoning Office by Feb 10th 2012 The County must have the LOI completed and submitted to the State by Feb 29th. There is also some information specific to tenants that were affected.

In the event someone is interested in pursuing an elevation rather than or in addition to an acquisition of their affected property, you must complete the Structural Elevation LOI and contact the Planning Department as soon as possible as the submission requirements are much more in depth and take additional time to prepare.

This program is completely voluntary; interested participants can back out at any time. If you cannot submit information by February 10th, please contact the County Planning Department for information on an extension for submittal. Thank you.

Power Point on Middletown
Power Point on Sidney
Voluntary Mitigation Form
Property Owner Questionnaire
Tenant Informaton Form
LOI Form