This ordinance is proposed to amend the text of the Flood Hazard Overlay Ordinance to reflect recent changes made to the Flood Maps by FEMA. These changes amend the maps approved by the Town in 2010.
This amendment is a requirement of the FEMA Map Modernization Process currently underway for
those communities that take part in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).
The draft amendments to the Special Flood Hazard Area Overlay District (Section 4.7) were developed using guidance from RIEMA and FEMA. Due to time constraints set forth by these governing agencies, adoption of this ordinance is required by October 10th, 2013.