The Planning Commission last week forwarded updates to the town’s floodplain ordinance to the Town Council for final action.
The floodplain changes had first been debated two weeks ago, and were passed last week with little further debate. The changes are required following the remapping of floodplain boundaries throughout Loudoun County. Updates to the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision and Land Development Regulations, Design and Construction Standards Manual, and Town Code are needed to continue the town’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. The FEMA-mandated deadline for these changes is Feb. 17, meaning a Town Council vote will need to happen the same night as its Feb. 14 public hearing.