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Information Session for Conway residents on municipal vulnerabilities plan and river corridor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Information Session for Conway residents on municipal vulnerabilities plan and river corridor zoning

JANUARY 21, 2021, 7 pm

Contact: Beth Girshman, Planning Board Chair, 413-369-6079,

planningboard@townofconway.com

 

The Conway Planning Board wants to hear from residents about two major topics: municipal vulnerabilities planning and river corridor protection. The Board invites all Conway residents to a remote meeting on Thursday, January 21, at 7:00 p.m.

Kimberly McPhee, of the Franklin County Regional Council of Governments, will present information about Conway area river corridors, fluvial erosion, and dangers posed to private property and infrastructure, such as roads and bridges.

Town Administrator Tom Hutcheson will discuss the recent Municipal Vulnerabilities report and Hazard Mitigation plan for Conway.

The Conway Planning Board is considering a proposed River Corridor Protection Overlay District Bylaw to:

  • Protect public and private property, and public safety and welfare.
  • Protect mapped river and stream corridors that are highly subject to erosion due to naturally occurring stream channel migration and adjustment.
  • Limit new development within River Corridor areas to minimize property loss and damage due to flooding related erosion.
  •  Allow rivers and streams to maintain or re-establish their natural equilibrium to avoid costly and environmentally degrading stream channelization and bank erosion.

Join via Internet on Zoom: https://bit.ly/Jan21InfoSession or https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82244994143?pwd=ZWpBWkZUc0J3T1QvbCtLaXZqdklLZz09

Meeting ID: 822 4499 4143
Passcode: conwaypb

Join via Phone, landline or smartphone: +1 929 205 6099 (Session will also be recorded and available for later viewing/listening.)

For questions contact: Beth Girshman, Planning Board Chair, 413-369-6079, planningboard@townofconway.com