Flood Mitigation Master Plan Task Force Formed

Both the Town of Sussex and Village of Sussex Corner have met since January 25th, 2019 flood event and have discussed a joint effort to be launched in February 2019 looking at a Joint Flood Mitigation Master Plan assessment in our communities. Both Sussex and Sussex Corner have formed a “Flood Mitigation Master Plan Task Force” to explore and refine options to address overland / surface water flooding, if and where possible, and to develop a new Flood Master Plan for both communities, jointly. The Town of Sussex Council looks forward to the potential of a Flood Mitigation Master Plan and the Town of Sussex and the Village of Sussex Corner Councils believe this issue is the single most important issue faced by each community and its affected properties.

Therefore, and undertaken Jointly both the Village of Sussex Corner and the Town of Sussex Councils have agreed to form a Flood Mitigation Master Plan Task Force and to set aside an unbudgeted sum of $25,000 split 75% Town of Sussex and 25% Village of Sussex Corner to engage the appropriate professional assistance to develop a joint Flood Mitigation Master Plan, and to report back to both Councils at a future joint meeting, in July 2019.

The following is a Joint Press Release issued by both the Town of Sussex and Village of Sussex Corner.