Northfield Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan 2016

The Town of Northfield would like to invite comment on its Draft 2016 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Hazard Mitigation Planning is a measure that municipalities can take to reduce local losses to life or property as a result of a natural disaster.  Download the Plan here:

Draft Northfield Hazard Mitigation Plan – Sept. 28, 2016

Northfield has identified projects that will help prevent future damage and losses due to flooding, water supply contamination, railroad accidents, severe storms, and severe winter weather. Highlights from the projects identified in the plan include:

  • outreach and analysis process to determine if the town will alter its Floodplain Zoning Regulation to include a River Corridor regulation in conformance with State criteria
  • Participate in the next Rail Car Incident Response Course offered by the State Fire Academy
  • Develop project scope(s) of work for flood modeling between Cross Bros. Dam and the Dog River Drive Facilities, to define potential project components, their products, and their uses.
  • seek voter approval at Town Meeting 2017 to construct a new ambulance facility in a location removed from flooding risks
  • Restore floodplain parallel to Water Street to reduce future flooding in that neighborhood

Comments may be submitted to Gail Aloisio, Assistant Planner, at, or to Jeff Schulz, Northfield Town Manager, at or 802-485-6121.