3/8/2011 - Public Hearing: Floodplain District Bylaw

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3/8/2011 - Public Hearing: Floodplain District Bylaw

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:13 pm

Notice of Planning Board Public Hearing
Relative to
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendments
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 40A, § 5
The Planning Board of the Town of Douglas will hold a Public Hearing to discuss proposed amendments to the Town’s Zoning Bylaws. The Public Hearing will be held as follows:

Place: Douglas Municipal Center, 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA 01516
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
The subject matter of the proposed amendments are indicated below. The complete text and maps relative to the proposed amendments are available for inspection during regular business hours at the following offices within the Douglas Municipal Center, 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA:
Town Clerk’s Office: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00pm (M-Th)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Tues.)
Planning Board Office: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:00pm (M-Th)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Tues.)
8:30 am – 12:00 pm (Fri.)
The changes to the Douglas Zoning Bylaws consist generally of the following:

Section 8.3 - Floodplain District:
The Town of Douglas Planning Board is proposing to amend section 8.3-Floodplain District Bylaw in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) request for communities to update their existing Floodplain Bylaws. The proposed changes are needed in order to reflect the revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and a Flood Insurance Study (FIS), which are going to become effective for communities in Worcester County on July 4, 2011. These changes will allow the Town of Douglas to remain in good standing with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FEMA creates maps that define a community’s floodplain district boundaries. These maps include base flood elevations and floodway data. The maps form the basis of a community’s floodplain management program. To ensure compliance with the requirements of the NFIP, communities must refer to the current effective Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps in their Bylaw.

Ernest Marks, Jr.
Chairman
Douglas Planning Board
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