PUBLIC LAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PLAC)
2015 MEETING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 10:00 a.m.
read the Special PLAC Meeting notice here.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 3:00 p.m.
SPECIAL MEETINGS WILL BE SCHEDULED AS NEEDED
MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT:
THE HIDALGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
305 PYRAMID ST, LORDSBURG NM
Previous PLAC minutes and agendas
February 5, 2014 February 5, 2014
May 7, 2014 May 7, 2014
August 6, 2014 August 6, 2014
November 5, 2014 November 5, 2014
February 4, 2015 February 4, 2015
May 6, 2015 May 6, 2015
August 5, 2015 August 5, 2015
Emergency Watershed Protection Program
The purpose of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) was established by Congress to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters. The EWP Program is designed to help people and conserve natural resources by relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, drought, windstorms, and other natural occurrences. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the EWP Program; EWP-Recovery, and EWP–Floodplain Easement (FPE).
EWP - Recovery
The EWP Program is a recovery effort program aimed at relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural occurrences.
Who is Eligible?
Public and private landowners are eligible for assistance, but must be represented by a project sponsor that must be a legal subdivision of the State, such as a city, county, township or conservation district, and Native American Tribes or Tribal governments.
NRCS may pay up to 75 percent of the construction cost of emergency measures. The remaining 25 percent must come from local sources and can be in the form of cash or in-kind services.
EQIP is another source available to producers thru NRCS. This would help with wells, pumps, troughs, etc.
HIDALGO MEDICAL SERVICES IS HELPING PEOPLE GET ENROLLED FOR HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THERE ARE ENROLLMENT EVENTS COMING TO YOUR COMMUNITY, OR DAILY ENROLLMENT AT HMS CLINICS MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER FOR DETAILS OF THE ITEMS YOU NEED TO HAVE WITH YOU WHEN GETTING ENROLLED.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The County of Hidalgo wishes to inform all interested parties that public hearings will be held at the Hidalgo County Commissioners meeting room, 305 S. Pyramid St., Lordsburg, NM on the following dates:
Monday, November 30, 2015
10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
The purpose of this meeting will be to report on past CDBG program activities and to discuss and to solicit input on possible CDBG applications.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was established under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, in order to assist communities in providing essential community facilities, providing decent housing for residents, promoting economic development and maintaining a suitable living environment. The State of New Mexico estimates that approximately $8,000,000 will be appropriated for the 2016 funding cycle to be distributed statewide on a competitive basis.
Please see the complete notice in English and Spanish here.
Learn what heat illness is and how to prevent it at home and at work. See Prevent_Heat_Illness
The Gila National Forest has completed its Travel Management Final Environmental Impact Statement and Forest Supervisor Kelly Russell has signed the Record of Decision selecting Alternative G.
With the publication of the legal notice in the forest's newspapers of record, the start of a 45-day appeal period and resolution will begin.
See the information here.