As part of the ongoing Disaster Planning for Historic Properties Initiative by PHMC, VPC facilitated two meetings in Bedford County Pennsylvania on May 1st, 2018. Local newspaper, the Altoona Mirror, attended the public meeting.
County Planning Commission Director Donald Schwartz stated "This is the first significant survey of historic properties in Bedford County in over 30 years." When attendees to the public meeting asked about being given access to the report and its findings, Mr. Schwartz stated "This is a major effort, we will promote and provide access to these documents."
"This is the first significant survey of historic properties in Bedford County in over 30 years."-Donald Schwartz, Director, Bedford County Planning Commission
The Bedford County Planning Commission and the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission expect to release disaster mitigation actions for vulnerable historic properties by the end of June. The release will include action steps that historic building owners can take to protect against flooding, such as planting native vegetation along sides of the building and installing storm gutters, as the second part of a disaster planning initiative."
Read the full article written by the local newspaper here: https://bit.ly/2rkrQL3