The Land Development Code (LDC) Title 17, as it pertains to the Flood Plain Hazard Management Regulations Overlay District, must be updated to reflect modifications to floodplain management rules.
These rules are made by both the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). The updates and modifications are meant to ensure compliance with Federal and State flood hazard requirements and the continued participation by the City of Great Falls in the National Flood Insurance Program.
On January 8, 2013, the Planning Advisory Board, acting as the Zoning Commission, recommended the City Commission adopt the proposed amendments to Title 17 and adopt the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DRIRM) as amended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), effective March 19, 2013. The recommendation of the Planning Advisory Board/Zoning Commission is being forwarded to the City Commission. The City Commission will be asked to consider an Ordinance relating to these amendments to the Land Development Code, Title 17.