Lincoln County Hazard Mitigation Plan Review
Thank you for taking the time to review the Lincoln County Hazard Mitigation Plan draft. If you made changes directly to the document that was sent out, please send your edited file to maxk@swrdc.org. If you have not yet seen the plan draft, it can be found on the Lincoln County website. PLEASE NOTE: The very last question in this survey is required.
Name *
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Organization/Agency/Resident of (please specify if you are a county employee) *
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Please list any edits you might have to the body of the plan. This includes the background data presented for each hazard.
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STRATEGY PRIORITIZATION & COMMENTS (STAPLE+E) [OPTIONAL]
In the following OPTIONAL questions, each mitigation strategy will be listed. Please choose what priority this strategy should be. At the end you will have the opportunity to add comments and mention new mitigation strategies you would like added to the plan.

Please keep in mind the STAPLE+E criteria when prioritizing the following strategies. These are Social, Technical, Administrative, Political, Legal, Economic, and Environmental considerations. The following are examples for each:
Social: Community acceptance, adversely affects segment of population.
Technical: Technical feasibility, long-term solution, secondary impacts.
Administrative: Sufficient staffing, funding allocated, maintenance/operations.
Political: Political support, local champions, public support.
Legal: State authority, existing local authority, action potentially subject to legal challenges by opponents.
Economic: Benefits of mitigation action, cost of mitigation action, contributes to economic goals, outside funding required.
Environmental: Affects land/water bodies, affects endangered species, affects haz-mat and waste sites, consistent with community's environmental goals, consistent with federal laws.

Work with critical facilities such as hospitals and rural water suppliers to assure access to back-up power generation.
Low Priority
High Priority
Work with utility providers to have power lines buried and/or hardened against hazards.
Low Priority
High Priority
Develop a comprehensive media plan to provide public information about all-hazard events.
Low Priority
High Priority
Encourage all residents to have and use NOAA All Hazards Public Alert weather radios (preferably with Specific Alert Message Encoding Capability) and to sign up for the county public notification system.
Low Priority
High Priority
Continue to maintain and test the weather warning system in all communities within five years.
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High Priority
Increase the number of trained weather spotters in Lincoln County.
Low Priority
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Educate the public about the benefit of safe rooms and funding sources available.
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Encourage construction of safe rooms in public facilities and parks.
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High Priority
Construct or update sirens in communities of need.
Low Priority
High Priority
Encourage property owners to maintain landscaping distances to overhead power lines.
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High Priority
Provide information on ag disease and prevention to producers and residents.
Low Priority
High Priority
Review the Emergency Operations Plan for response and care of animals, including disposal in an outbreak of disease or a major hazard event.
Low Priority
High Priority
Encourage Southwest Health & Human Services to continue work with the MN Dept. of Health for the mass distribution of needed medicines and supplies for public health emergencies.
Low Priority
High Priority
Provide information to public and private employers, schools, and hospitals about potential infectious disease threats and prevention measures.
Low Priority
High Priority
Raise awareness of the county quarantine plan, in coordination with local doctors and other health professionals in the county.
Low Priority
High Priority
Work with communities to review and/or complete Continuity of Operations Planning and encourage private businesses and families to prepare for all-hazard events.
Low Priority
High Priority
Encourage individuals and entities to use licensed contractors.
Low Priority
High Priority
Work with MnDOT/local road authorities to identify and improve hazardous intersections and bridges.
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High Priority
Use road design and living snow fences to help control snow on roadways.
Low Priority
High Priority
Encourage road authorities to work with farmers to prevent cropping in road right-of-way.
Low Priority
High Priority
Work with First Responders and Fire Departments on long-range capital improvements planning (CIP) for facilities and equipment.
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High Priority
Continue fire education, including the Fire Safety Week program.
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High Priority
Train property owners on the proper use of controlled burns and firebreaks.
Low Priority
High Priority
Continue to expand the use of mutual aid agreements and memoranda of understanding to improve coordination between state, local, and federal agencies, and appropriate private sector representatives.
Low Priority
High Priority
Work with state and federal agencies to address hazardous materials that have the potential to impact the county and region.
Low Priority
High Priority
Increase education of school officials, health care workers, and the general public about the warning signs of meth.
Low Priority
High Priority
Enforce ordinances that deal with responsibility for cleanup of a meth lab.
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Consider maximum application loads for commercial application of nutrients in Wellhead Protection Areas.
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Local governments complete and maintain thorough community risk and threat assessments.
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Consider zoning provisions protecting public facilities from terrorist attack.
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Encourage school districts to install security measures such as cameras and advanced locks.
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Provide ALICE training for public entities, including schools.
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Work with MDH to complete and implement Wellhead Protection Plans.
Low Priority
High Priority
Educate the public on the importance of wellhead protection and water conservation.
Low Priority
High Priority
Educate the public on the possibility of and utility in purchasing their own generators.
Low Priority
High Priority
Participate in “Severe Weather Awareness Week” each spring.
Low Priority
High Priority
Work with DNR and FEMA to modernize floodplain maps.
Low Priority
High Priority
Work with DNR to review and update floodplain protection in zoning ordinance.
Low Priority
High Priority
Work closely with DNR on all development applications in identified flood hazard areas; add check box on building/ zoning permit forms indicating flood hazard areas; discourage zoning variances in flood hazard areas.
Low Priority
High Priority
Encourage all property owners in flood hazard areas to purchase flood insurance.
Low Priority
High Priority
Jurisdictions not currently participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will review their flood hazard areas & consider participation.
Low Priority
High Priority
Enforce buffer system along creeks and streams that are prone to flooding (e.g. grass strips, CRP).
Low Priority
High Priority
Replace, rebuild, and/or increase the capacity of city lift stations.
Low Priority
High Priority
Reconstruct Coon Creek 18 (Dead Coon Dam).
Low Priority
High Priority
STRATEGY COMMENTS & ADDITIONS
The following questions ask for your input on improving the plan. (A link to the plan can be found at the beginning of this survey).
List any edits/additions you would like to see to the goals & strategies (pages 223-230).
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Do you have other comments about the plan?
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How much total time did you spend reading/editing the plan and filling out this survey? *
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