PV City Council Votes to Amend Codes on Flooding Areas

-Micca Terrell

During a special-called meeting on February 17, the Pleasant View Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to approve Ordinance 21-03, which amends the municipal codes which regulate development in the town in order to help minimize damage due to flooding and to maintain eligibility for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

According to Mark Goins, Pleasant View Building Commissioner, the ordinance puts the town in compliance with updated Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain maps. FEMA revised the maps after the May 2010 floods to look at the height of floodwaters and to reflect it on the new mapping, Goins explained. He added that roughly two acres inside the city would be affected, and the ordinance allows the town to remain in the NFIP.

According to the ordinance, its purpose is to “promote the public health, safety and general welfare and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas.”

The ordinance also “has objectives for new constructions being built, helps protect the citizens that are in flooding areas, and helps protect the city itself when we follow the directives set by the ordinance,” according to Jill Niccolich, Alderman.

You can look at the ordinance in its entirety here: special-called-meeting-of-the-board-of-mayor-and-aldermen_2021-02-17_200148_combined.pdf (towncloud-core-prod.s3.amazonaws.com).