Thursday, October 27, 2011
County Commissioner Michael C. Wiener invites residents to attend the last public meeting that will address the flood zone changes happening in Bernalillo County. The informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Lt. William Sibrava Sub-Station and will begin at 6:00 p.m.
On August 11, the county entered the 90 day appeal period when residents can appeal the technical aspects of the new mapping or protest the information presented on the maps themselves. We are nearing the end of that appeal period. There is still time to take action, if you are required to do so.
The public meeting has been scheduled to further discuss the flood zone changes, answer remaining questions about the appeal process and discuss the next action steps for Bernalillo County residents.
The sheriff sub-station is located at 10401 Holly NE.
Residents will be able to view the new maps, ask questions about the appeal process, learn about the insurance requirements and the new development requirements for new construction in the flood zone.
A multi-year project to re-examine flood zones and develop detailed, digital flood hazard maps is nearing completion. The new maps reflect current flood risks and areas of recent growth, replacing maps that are up to10 years old. Bernalillo County residents need to become aware of how the flood maps are changing and why — and how the changes will affect residents and business owners alike.
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If you have questions about the flood zone changes or need more information about the public meeting, please contact the Bernalillo County Floodplain Administrator, Don Briggs, at 848-1511 or via email at email@example.com