Brighton’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen now has a disaster recovery plan.
The plan, which went into effect upon passing second reading, is to be implemented during a disaster and includes instructions for the town in the event of a flood, tornado, fire, electrical storms, an act of terrorism, an act of sabotage or an electrical power failure, said mayor Jeff Scott.
“It was important to put a plan in place to protect the citizens of Brighton in case any disaster might occur.”
The plan outlines key trigger issues that would lead to its activation. Included are evacuation assembly points, with an alternative locations, as well as estimates of the amount of time it will take to restore key services and to return to business as usual.
Also outlined is contact information for key employees and systems, as well as surrounding local agencies; procedures for financial assessments; financial requirements in case of an emergency; damage assessment forms and disaster recovery training and exercises.
The plan is available to the public for reading at Brighton City Hall. This is the result of the request to guard financial information and daily operations by the state auditors during the 2013 visit. According to Kristin Mathis, recorder for the town of Brighton, the State of Tennessee has deemed all municipalities should have a disaster recovery system in place in 2014.