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Notice of Availability of Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan and Public Hearing

Manistee County is in the process of updating its Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. There will be a public meeting following the public review period at 9:15 am on June 20, 2023. The meeting location is in the Board of Commissioners’ Meeting Room in the Manistee County Courthouse and Government Center, at 415 Third Street, Manistee, Michigan.  An option to attend virtually via Zoom is also available:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83580115646  Password: 4153

Upon review of the plan and following the public hearing, the Manistee County Board of Commissioners shall determine if the plan should be sent to Michigan State Police Homeland Security Division for review/preliminary approval and then on to FEMA for their review and approval.  Once FEMA has approved the plan, it will be brought before the local governments who participated in the plan development process for local adoption.  To be eligible for pre-disaster mitigation project grants awarded by FEMA, participating jurisdictions must contribute to the creation of the plan and adopt the FEMA-approved plan. 

Comments are requested either in person by a representative at the public meeting; by mail to PO Box 506, Traverse City MI 49685; or by email to stephanie.marchbanks@networksnorthwest.org

Current Drafts for Review:   

6/13/2023 Draft Plan and Strategies Table 

Maps (Appx. A of the plan)

Meetings and Documentation

Natural Hazard Mitigation work meetings and documentation will be posted here as they become available. All meetings are open to the public.

The Manistee County Local Emergency Planning Committee/ Local Planning Team meets regularly with Networks Northwest staff to discuss progress on the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.  Please contact the Manistee County Emergency Management Coordinator to request a meeting link.  

  • December 20, 2021 at 11:00 am 
  • March 17, 2022 at 11:00 am 
  • May 19, 2022 LEPC/LPT and Community Input Session on Hazard Identification
  • ‚ÄčAugust 22, 2022 at 10:00 am IN PERSON at Manistee County Sheriff's Office and via Zoom
  • December 8, 2022 at 6:15 pm:  Manistee County Planning Commission meeting, BOC Room, 415 Third St., Manistee, MI 49660
  • February 21, 2023 at 10:00 am:  LEPC/LPT review of revised draft plan and strategies at Manistee County Sheriff's Office and via Zoom
  • March 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm:  Manistee Michigan Townships Association meeting at Maple Grove Township               

Update Process
Phase I: Data collection and community survey.  The survey results were utilized to inform the direction of the updated plan.

Phase II: Hazard identification and risk assessment

Phase III: Review and update hazard mitigation goals, priority areas, and implementation strategies.

Phase IV: Draft plan public comment period. Post the plan electronically and meet with the public for comments.  Incorporate feedback from the public review period and make final edits to the plan.

Phase V: Plan Adoption. Facilitate the plan adoption process with the County Board of Commissioners and local officials.

Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest
- Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner