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Hazard mitigation is passed in time

December 13, 2010

The town moved just in time on the mitigation.

Thursday night an emergency meeting of the town council was called to approve the Coventry Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Unaware of the state’s 4 p.m. deadline on Friday for the plan to be passed, the town was notified this week.

Town council president Gary Cote called the emergency meeting, posted on the Secretary of State’s website on Tuesday, Nov. 30 in enough time for the council to meet and also vote on the plan before the deadline Friday.
The council met on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. to approve the resolution.
Council members Cote, Kerry McGee, Raymond Spear and Thaddeus Jendzejec were all present at the meeting.
Councilwoman Laura Flanagan had a meeting with a client previously scheduled for Thursday evening in Boston, but had notified the town manager that she was prepared to cancel the appointment should the council be unable to provide a quorum.
The council was able to have a quorum on record and voted 4 to 0 to approve the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Cote said that had they not passed the plan in time the town would not be eligible for state and federal grant money. He said it was the same plan the town had, but had been tweaked a little bit.
Cote said the meeting lasted only about ten minutes.
The next regularly scheduled town council meeting will be Dec. 13. at town hall.

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