Council approves new hazard mitigation plan

by | Jul 20, 2022 | Education

Murphy City Council approved the hazard mitigation plan and held a public hearing during the Tuesday, July 19 regular meeting.

The public hearing was for a zoning change for a 2-acre planned development near Bunny Run and South Maxwell Creek Road.

The concept plan for the development shows four residential lots with two of them facing South Maxwell Creek Road and two facing Bunny Run. No residents spoke during the public hearing and council approved the change.

Fire Marshal Perry Elliott presented the hazard mitigation plan for Murphy, though he did not provide specifics of what is in the plan.

Elliott said the county created the previous hazard mitigation plan with six other participating jurisdictions. In 2016, 13 cities, including Murphy, were added to the multi-jurisdictional plan.

The plan is required to be updated every five years, Elliott said, and the previous plan must be repealed before the new one can be authorized.

Council approved the 35-page plan unanimously.

For the full story, see our July 28 issue.

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