Monday, December 18, 2017
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Revised 2018-1 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

The Yavapai County Flood Control District has prepared a revised 2018-1 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to replace its existing 2010-1 Ordinance, at the behest of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and the Arizona National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator’s office. As part of maintaining good standing in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the District occasionally needs to update its Ordinance that regulates development within floodplains. Most of the changes in this Ordinance update reflect language changes to align it with Arizona State Statues and to better match the State Model Ordinance. There are some general ‘housekeeping’ items that are being corrected in the Ordinance language, as well, for sake of clarification.

With updated floodplain maps being published by FEMA in March 2018, the Flood Control District and its governing Board have been requested to review, update, approve and have effective a new Ordinance prior to March 1st, 2018. The Arizona NFIP coordinator’s office and Director of ADWR are aware of these revisions and find them to satisfy the requirements of the Ordinance update.

Per Section 7.2 of the existing Ordinance, Public Notice has been published in the Prescott Daily Courier and the Verde Independent on December 3-6th, 2017 to announce a formal hearing and potential approval on January 3, 2018. A courtesy hearing, held on December 20th, 2017 in Cottonwood, is intended to better inform the public of the impending revisions, but no action will be taken at this hearing. A marked-up copy of the existing Ordinance is provided as an attachment, to make clear just what has changed from the currently effective Ordinance. Copies of the Ordinance are available to the public for viewing in either Cottonwood or Prescott Flood Control District Offices.

Click the link below to review the revised document.

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Residential Grid-Tied Solar Policy Update

Effective December 4, 2017, a Building Safety Permit is no longer required for Residential Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems or Solar Water Heating Systems, including systems with Generators, when installed by an Arizona Licensed Contractor.

Note: A completed Flood Control District Administrative Review Form is required for ALL Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaic Systems or Solar Water Heating Systems. This form may be mailed or dropped off at the Development Services Office in Prescott or Cottonwood. There is no fee to submit this form.

Any permit applications still in process following December 4 will continue to be processed and issued accordingly. Any applicant who wishes to withdraw their in-process application may do so. If applicable, a refund will be issued according to the Development Services Refund Policy. For further information, please contact Yavapai County Development Services at (928) 771-3214 ... READ MORE

 

Click below to view the Residential Grid-Tied Solar System Administrative Review Form,

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NOAA Weather-Ready Ambassador

The Yavapai County Flood Control District has been accepted as a NOAA Weather-Ready Ambassador. The District is committed to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. Click on the following link to learn more about NOAA Weather-Ready Nation,

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Changes in Flood Maps and Insurance Open House

The Yavapai County Flood Control District, along with Bender Consulting Services, would like to invite you to an open house regarding changes in flood maps and insurance. For more information,  

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FEMA Stakeholder Workshop

ATTENTION STAKEHOLDERS ! 

Please join us for an informative FEMA Stakeholder Workshop, sponsored by Yavapai Realty and Lawyer's Title . To learn more about the upcoming seminar,

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Preparedness for Monsoon Season in Yavapai County

Monsoon season has arrived here in Arizona. In anticipation of the potential of heavy, intense rainfall over the next couple of months, the Yavapai County Flood Control District encourages residents and visitors within Yavapai County to be prepared for heavy runoff and flash flooding. The Flood Control District encourages residents and visitors to be alert and aware of the conditions surrounding this anticipated event. Keep informed via radio, television, the internet (National Weather Service), NOAA weather radio, and through the Yavapai County Emergency Management Regional Alert website. Also, the District recommends that residents and visitors review its Flood Safety page and be prepared before an event occurs. A few additional reminders to help get prepared and to keep you safe... Read more

Ash Fork Area Drainage Master Study

The Yavapai County Flood Control District (YCFCD) has entered into a contract with the Prescott firm Shephard Wesnitzer, Inc. to develop a study in Ash Fork to identify the existing infrastructure system, determine the condition and operating characteristics of the system, identify the existing drainage tributaries, and provide a program for drainage improvement projects including estimated funding requirements. To read more about the study and the scheduled  public meeting, click the READ MORE button.

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Ho Kay Gan Area Drainage Master Study

The Yavapai County Flood Control District (YCFCD) and Civiltec Engineering have completed an Area Drainage Master Study (ADMS) for the Ho Kay Gan Subdivision and drainage areas. Read more

Attention Weather Enthusiasts!

The National Weather Service has partnered with the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) and together, they are looking for volunteer weather observers in Arizona. Read more

Flood Insurance Changes

An opportunity for lower-cost flood insurance for property owners whose buildings were newly mapped into a high-risk area from October 1, 2008, to April 1, 2015, will expire on March 31, 2016. Likewise, uninsured property owners for buildings in high-risk areas that were built in the County before August 19, 1985 may face higher rates starting April 1 if they have had a flood insurance policy for their building in the past and didn’t renew it. In either scenario, property owners need to have a policy effective by March 31 to maximize their savings. There is typically a 30-day waiting period, so that means they need to be paying for it no later than March 1st. Read more

Ash Fork Area Drainage Master Study

The Yavapai County Flood Control District (YCFCD) has entered into a contract with the Prescott firm Shephard Wesnitzer, Inc. to develop a study in Ash Fork to identify the existing infrastructure system, determine the condition and operating characteristics of the system, identify the existing drainage tributaries, and provide a program for drainage improvement projects including estimated funding requirements. To learn more about this study, and about an upcoming public Community meeting, click on the following link: Read more

Ho Kay Gan Area Drainage Master Study

Significant monsoon-type storms in 2013, 2014, and 2015 have revealed that a comprehensive drainage study of the more significant drainage paths and watercourses in the older Williamson Valley Road-area subdivisions of Ho Kay Gan Village and Tonkawa would be helpful in planning and prioritizing future improvements. For more information about this study, and about an upcoming Town Hall Meeting, click on the following link: Read more

Prescott Preliminary Map Revision

The City of Prescott and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have completed a comprehensive Physical Map Revision (PMR) of the flood hazard area along the creeks within and surrounding the City of Prescott. It also includes some unincorporated portions of Yavapai County. These detailed maps will help property owners better understand their current flood risk and help them make more informed decisions about how to protect family and property in the event of a flood. The new FIRMs will be effective in the fall of 2016, and at that time, if you have a loan, your mortgage lender will be informed of your property’s new flood zone status. Read more

Program for Public Information

Notice is hereby given that the Yavapai County Flood Control District Board of Directors will be considering the adoption of  a proposed new Program for Public Information (PPI).  The Board of Directors will hold a courtesy hearing concerning this matter on September 8, 2015 at 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, AZ.  86305 at 9:30 AM.  The Board of Directors will hold a final hearing on this matter and consider the formal adoption of the  Yavapai County Program for Public Information (PPI) on September 21, 2015 at 10 South 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ.  86326 at 9:30 AM.  The purpose of the Program for Public Information (PPI) is to improve our outreach program by formalizing the program and inviting stakeholders to bring their efforts and ideas to the group. Read more

Flood Risk Management Plan

Notice is hereby given that the Yavapai County Flood Control District Board of Directors will be considering the adoption of  a proposed new Flood Risk Management Plan (FRMP).  The Board of Directors will hold a courtesy hearing concerning this matter on September 8, 2015 at 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, AZ.  86305 at 9:30 AM.  The Board of Directors will hold a final hearing on this matter and consider the formal adoption of the Yavapai County Flood Risk Management Plan (FRMP) on September 21, 2015 at 10 South 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ.  86326 at 9:30 AM.  The Yavapai County Flood Control District has been requested by FEMA to work on developing a Flood Risk Management Plan for the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County, as well as the District-dependent communities of Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Dewey-Humboldt and Sedona.  The purpose of the Flood Risk Management Plan is to define and document an overall strategy of programs, projects and measures that will reduce the adverse impact of flood related hazards on the community and  increase the community resilience to future flooding events.

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