Hazard Mitigation Plan
Walworth County has initiated a project to prepare a natural hazards
mitigation plan for the county along with the towns, cities, and villages. A
natural hazards mitigation plan is a document that evaluates natural hazards
that could negatively affect county residents and identifies those things
that can be done to mitigate their negative effects.
To qualify for Federal funding for
hazard mitigation projects, a community must have an approved plan. In
addition, it is anticipated that implementation of this plan will:
minimize damage from
natural disasters that do occur
save taxpayer’s money
because less money will be spent on post-disaster recovery activities
help communities and
residents respond to and recover more quickly from natural disasters that
Who is Involved?
steering committee has been formed to prepare the initial draft of the plan.
Members will include county staff, local officials, and county residents.
units of government are encouraged to participate in the preparation of the
plan. Genoa City and Williams Bay are not eligible because they are not part
of the National Flood Insurance Program.
Kevin Williams is the Emergency Management Coordinator for Walworth County
and will serve as the project supervisor.
Civi Tek Consulting of Lake Mills
has been hired to help prepare the plan and Tim Schwecke, AICP, is the
project manager. You can reach him at (920) 728-2814 or at
Walworth County Emergency Management will be
hosting a public meeting in a number of locations in the county to review
the countywide draft natural hazards mitigation plan and accept public
input. This meeting will be held in the following locations on the dates and
times as listed below:
February 19, 6:30 p.m.
Walworth County Health & Human Services Auditorium; W4051 County Road
February 23, 6:30 p.m.
Lake Geneva City Hall, Senior Center Room; 626 Geneva Street; Lake
February 26, 6:30 p.m.
LaGrange Town Hall; N7899 Hwy H; Whitewater
anticipated that this project will be completed by April 2009. A
tentative timeline (pdf) shows various milestones and anticipated
dates for completion.
As drafts of
the plan are completed, they will be posted here.
Draft 3.0 (pdf)
Draft Summary (pdf)
Document for Cities and Villages
In order for a city or village to apply for a grant
for a mitigation project, the final plan must be adopted by resolution.
sample resolution is available as a Microsoft Word document.
If you have any questions about this project or
to get more information, you may contact Lt. Kevin Williams, Emergency
Management Coordinator, at:
1770 Cty Road
PO Box 1004