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City of Smithville DRAFT Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Smithville, in a partnership with Bastrop County, has developed a DRAFT Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) to reduce risks from natural disasters and to comply with the Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA) of 2000.

Hazard mitigation is the use of long and short-term strategies to reduce or alleviate the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage that can result from a disaster. It involves strategies such as planning, policy changes, programs, projects, and other activities that can mitigate the impacts of hazards. It is impossible to predict exactly when and where disasters will occur or the extent to which they will impact an area. However, with careful planning and collaboration among public agencies, stakeholders, and citizens, it is possible to minimize losses that disasters can cause. The responsibility for hazard mitigation lies with many, including private property owners; business and industry; and local, state, and federal government.

Copies of the DRAFT HMP are available for review at City Hall or online.  An overview of the City of Smithville’s HMP will be presented to interested parties on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall (317 Main). Questions and/or comments regarding the City of Smithville Hazard Mitigation Plan can be directed to Robert Tamble, City Manager at 512-237-3282.

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New City Hours during COVID-19 Until Further Notice

It will be 7:30 am-4:00 pm. Monday- Friday. Except for this Friday City offices will be closed Friday, April 10th in observance of Good Friday

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COVID-19 UPDATE: CITY FACILITY CLOSURES

The City of Smithville will close all public access to city facilities until further notice effective Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:00 am. This includes City...

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BLOCKED UPRR CROSSING AT LIVE OAK AND FM2571

As many citizens are aware, the off-system bridge (built in 1936) on 4th Avenue over Gazley Creek was ordered CLOSED for public safety by the Texas Departm...

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