News Archive

July 1, 2016

Media Contacts:

Kelly Watson, Boulder County Transportation, Floodplain Specialist, 720-564-2652

Andrew Barth, Boulder County Transportation, Communications, 303-441-1032

Public meeting about proposed floodplain code amendments and an overview of floodplain remapping process July 14

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder
County-area watershed coalitions and Boulder County staff will hold a question
and answer session for coalition members and the public to explain recent
proposed amendments to the floodplain regulations. In addition, information
will be provided and questions will be answered about the state’s current
effort to update floodplain maps within the county. Boulder County is
supporting the state’s floodplain remapping work because accurate floodplain
maps will help protect the public and property before the next flood event.

What: Question &
Answer Session
When: Thursday, July 14, 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Boulder County Parks & Open Space, 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont

Updates
to the Boulder County Flood Codes are currently being considered in order to:

  • Create a
    transparent public process for incorporation of best available data for
    regulator use;
  • Revise language
    regarding non-conforming structures and uses to be consistent with the rest of
    the code;
  • Revise language
    regarding appeals and variances to decisions made under the floodplain
    regulations to be consistent with the rest of the code; and,
  • Update related
    provisions in the code in order to best protect the health, safety, and welfare
    of county residents in the event of future floods.

No changes to the floodplain maps are proposed at this time. More information,
including a summary
sheet
, on the proposed code updates can be found on the Land
Use Code updates webpage
.

For more information
on the Floodplain Remapping Project, visit
www.BoCoFloodplainRemapping.com, or contact Christian
Martin at 720-564-2866 or cpmartin@bouldercounty.org.