Emergency Planning Committee Formed In Response to Sandy
Township seeking volunteers to make recommendations for how Montville should handle future storms.
Montville residents spoke after Superstorm Sandy and township officials listened. But now they want to hear more from residents about what kind of response is necessary following major emergency events such as the October storm.
As dozens of residents remained without power, township officials hosted a special meeting to gain input from residents on how advanced preparation for the storm and communication and resources during and following Sandy could be improved. After gathering recommendations made by the public at the meeting, Township Administrator Victor Canning presented the township committee with a post-storm assessment including action items to address the issues raised.
One of those recommendations is now being carried out as the township is forming the Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Planning Committee. The committee will include volunteers who are interested in developing strategies and plans for future emergency situations.
"During the follow-up to the most recent storm, Superstorm Sandy, the recommendation was made by residents and staff to establish a multidisciplinary advisory group that could explore the response to prior storms, plan for future storms, and make recommendations to ensure that all available resources and services are prepared for the next challenge," the township officials explained on the municipal website.
The township is currently soliciting interested participants to serve on the committee. Those interested should contact Township Clerk Gertrude Atkinson with a letter of interest and explanation of why your participation would help other residents at email@example.com or by mail at Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk, Township of Montville, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ, 07045.