View Other Items in this Archive | View All Archives | Printable Version

The City Council of the City of Taylor met on September 19, 2008 at City Hall, 400 Porter St., Taylor, Texas.  Mayor Hortenstine declared a quorum and called the special meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. with the following present:

 

Mayor Pro Tem Ella Jez                                      Frank Salvato, City Manager

Council Member Bernabe Gonzales                    Assistant City Manager, Jim Dunaway

Council Member Don Hill                                   City Attorney, Ted Hejl

Council Member John McDonald                       City Clerk, Susan Brock

REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:

1.      CONSIDER INTRODUCING ORDINANCE 2008-36 ADOPTING FEMA FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES.
Mr. Dunaway presented information regarding the latest floodplain information received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  FEMA is requesting we review our existing guidelines to ensure compliance with the most current federal guidelines.  The City currently has an ordinance in effect that may already be compliant but staff considers the newer Ordinance necessary to establish newer guidelines and updates the wording of our existing ordinance that was adopted in 1987. 

Mr. Casey Sledge has reviewed the guidelines and recommends changes that include changing the definition of the Manager of the program from the Building Inspector to “a person who is a certified flood plain manager and to be designated by the City Manager”.  Additionally, staff recommends that the minimum height requirement be increased from 1 foot to 2 feet for the lowest floor of new slab construction built in an area designated as a flood plain.  It was further clarified that this would only apply to new construction and that existing structures would not be required to meet the two foot minimum.

      With no further discussion, Mayor Hortenstine asked Mr. Hejl to read the caption and       declared the Ordinance introduced.


ADJOURN

      Mayor Hortenstine adjourned the meeting at 8:10 a.m.


                                                                                                     

                                                                                                      ___________________________

                                                                                                      Rod Hortenstine, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

___________________________

Susan Brock, City Clerk