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How Many Floodplain Managers

Discussion in 'NFIP and FEMA' started by jar546, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    How many of you are designated the floodplain manager for your municipality?
     
  2. jwilly3879

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    I am but with absolutely no training. Fortunately most of the floodplain is wilderness.
     
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  3. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    Have you ever considered taking a 3 day FEMA class and getting certified?
     
  4. fatboy

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    Ours is managed by Public Works.
     
  5. jar546

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    So who checks for BFE on permits in the floodplain?
    Who handles and verified significant improvements on renovations in the floodplain?

    I assume your public works department is privy to the plan review process?
     
  6. fatboy

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    We make every attempt to identify anything that is proposed in the floodway/plain, and yes, PW has to issue a FP permit (if alllowed), and then require a certification from an engineer that the completed structure is above the BFE.
     
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    Our Flood Plain Manager is our Zoning Administrator so he checks it when he reviews plans for zoning compliance. .
     
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    I am the flood plain manager for my community
     
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    What is the method used when there is a major renovation of a house that just happens to be below BFE and the renovations are considered substantial improvements based on the cost of construction and the assessed value of the house/structure? Is there a failsafe for that?
     
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    There is variance procedure for lots less than 1/2 acre and permit process as outlined by the state that we adopted locally. I can tell you the procedure and process here in Montana is a lot more restrictive than what I dealt with when I oversaw the BFE procedures when I was in a rural county in South Florida in the early 90's. I have seen plans denied, buildings relocated and raised, along with a variance being granted because raising a building would have negatively effected the surrounding buildings/properties.
     

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