34: Hazard Mitigation Strategies

Project Description from submission form

This project addresses enhancing the resiliency of the community through hazard mitigation strategies identified in the adopted Hazard Mitigation Plan. The areas to be addressed include:

1. Installation of power generators (including possible renewable energy options) at critical facilities to address Athens-Clarke County Hazard Mitigation Plan Strategies: 

  • 7a Inventory power generators for critical facilities and assess their adequacy to perform during hazard events
  • 7b Develop a priority plan for installation and/or replacement based upon findings in 7.a
  • 7c Replace inadequate power generators at critical facilities
  • 7j Install generator at Sandy Creek Nature Center
  • 7k Install generator at Bear Hollow Zoo
  • 7l Install generator at Athens-Clarke County Animal Shelter
  • 7m Install generator at Ben Epps Airport Fuel Farm

2. Install transfer switches & make buildings generator ready (including the option of providing renewable energy options) to address Athens-Clarke County Hazard Mitigation Plan Strategies: 

  • 7f Install transfer switches and make buildings (all 7 at leisure services) generator-ready

3. Provide whole building surge protection for government facilities to address Athens-Clarke County Hazard Mitigation Plan Strategies: 

  • 7g Provide whole-building surge protection for government facilities
  • 7h Provide whole-building surge protection for any new government facilities
  • 7i Implement county policy to include surge protection in any new construction
Estimated Cost:  
SPLOST 2020 Budget
$5,404,000
Estimated Annual Operating Impact
$18,000
Alternate Project Budget
$2,733,000
Estimated Annual Operating Impact
No change

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