Floodplain Management

Notice of Hearing

The Fayette County Floodplain Board of Appeals will hold a Hearing on Friday, February 16 at 8:30 a.m. The purpose of the Hearing is to consider a request from AES Ohio for a Flood Damage Reduction Resolution variance to install a temporary bridge across Sugar Creek in Jefferson Township. The Hearing will be held at the Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District office located at 1415 US 22 SW, Suite 500, Washington Court House, OH 43160. This Hearing is open to the public.  Questions should be forwarded to Fayette County Floodplain Manager Chet Murphy at 740-313-3214 or chester.murphy@fayette-co-oh.com

"Posted 2/6/2024"

The Floodplain Management Office is located within the Office of Fayette Soil and Water Conservation District.

The Floodplain Resolution was passed in May of 1995 to participate in floodplain management. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a Federal program enabling property owners in "participating communities" to purchase insurance protection against losses from flooding. The insurance is designed to provide an insurance alternative to disaster assistance to meet the escalating costs of repairing damage to buildings and their contents caused by floods.

Participation in the NFIP is based on an agreement between local communities and the Federal Government that states that if a community will adopt and enforce a floodplain management ordinance or resolution to reduce future flood risks to new construction Special Flood Hazard Areas, the Federal Government will make flood insurance available within the community as financial protection against flood losses.

The Zoning Department, Building Department, County Engineer, and Health Department all have instructions to send potential flood areas to the Floodplain Manager who will make a determination, based on presented data and good engineering practices if a property is in a potential flood hazard area. The other departments cannot issue permits without clearance from the Floodplain Manager.

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