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The City of Bismarck will host a public informational meeting to provide information and seek input from builders, developers and citizens regarding proposed amendments to the Floodplain Ordinance. The public input meeting will be held Thursday, May 13th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, in the Tom Baker Room in the City-County Office Building, at 221 North 5th Street, Bismarck, ND. There will be a brief presentation on the content of the ordinance at 4:00 p.m.
The proposed amendments modify many sections of the ordinance and are intended to minimize public and private losses from flooding in the future. The proposed amendments will bring the City’s Floodplain Ordinance in line with requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The proposed amendments also include provisions that would require new residential structures, attendant utilities, accessory buildings and substantial improvements to existing structures to be elevated on fill to at least two feet above the base flood elevation.
A summary of the proposed amendments as well as the entire proposed ordinance amendment proposed are available.
For more information, please contact Ray Ziegler in the Building Inspections Division at 355-1465 or Kim Lee in the Planning Division at 355-1846.