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O’Fallon passes resolution to enable pre-disaster mitigation funding

At its Sept. 26 meeting, the O’Fallon City Council passed a resolution adopting the 2020-2025 St. Louis Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The vote was 9-0 in favor of the resolution, with council member Jim Ottomeyer [Ward 4 excused]. The Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] requires the governing body of a community to adopt the plan via resolution in order to be eligible to apply for state and federal grant funds for pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation. In the mitigation context, examples of natural hazards include windstorms, earthquakes and floods.

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments developed the plan after soliciting and receiving input from city governments, school districts and governments in the counties of Jefferson, Franklin, St. Charles and St. Louis. The plan can be viewed at www.ewgateway.org/hazardupdate.

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