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10/18/2016 - Press Conference and Public Information on Floodplain Relief Program

Please join the Mayor, Council Members and city staff for a press conference on Monday, October 24th at noon in the 3rd floor conference room at City Hall regarding the Floodplain Relief Program. 

 

The City of La Crosse will be holding a public information meeting on Wednesday, October 26 at 6PM in City Hall’s Council Chambers, 400 La Crosse St, and Saturday, October 29 from 10AM to 12PM at the Southside Neighborhood Center, 1300 6th St S to present details of a new floodplain relief program to interested property owners.

The purpose of the program is to provide property owners with 50% reimbursement funding of up to $20,000 per property to remove improvements from the high risk flood zone and thereby apply for a Letter of Map Revision.

The program recognizes the substantial burden high risk flood insurance and/or the prospect of future inflation of high risk flood insurance is affecting La Crosse’s property owners, neighborhoods and economic trends.

Staff will present the details of the program and will document suggestions from property owners and other interested parties.

Questions about the event can be directed to Jason Gilman, Director of Planning and Development at gilmanj@cityoflacrosse.com or Doug Kerns, Floodplain Manager at kernsd@cityoflacrosse.org or can be found online at www.cityoflacrosse.org.