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Village of Saltaire

Flood Mitigation Plan

 

Appendices: NOT INCLUDED ON WEB SITE

 

Appendix A: Inventory of Structures Situated within the Village

 

Appendix B: Resolution adopting Saltaire's Flood Mitigation Plan

 

Appendix C: Listing of Saltaire’s SFMPC Members

 

Appendix D: Map indicating Village’s Local Flood Mitigation Project Areas

Appendix E: Required Public Notices and Request for Input

Appendix F: Evacuation Procedures

 

Certain Acronyms are utilized in this Plan

Please refer to Section I for meaning

 

The following Acronyms are utilized in this Flood Mitigation Plan and Appendixes:

I. Acronyms

CBA: FEMA Coastal Barrier Area

CEHA: Coastal Erosion Hazards Area, Proposed to be administered by Saltaire & the NYSDEC

CFR: Code of Federal Regulations

CRS: Community Rating System, optional NFIP program, adminis-tered by FEMA (Village is not a participating community)

FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency

FIRMs: Flood Insurance Rate Maps

FIS: Flood Insurance Study

FMA: Flood Mitigation Assistance Program

FMP: Flood Mitigation Plan

GIS: Geographic Information System

HMA: Hurricane Mitigation Assistance Programs

HMGP: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

HMO: Hazard Mitigation Officer

HUD: U.S. Housing and Urban Development Agency

ICC: Increased Cost of Compliance

IFG: FEMA Individual Family Grant Program

LFMPA: Local Flood Mitigation Project Areas

LWRP: Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, administered by the NYDOS (Village is not a participating community)

NFIP: National Flood Insurance Program, administered by Saltaire, FEMA & the NYSDEC

NYSDEC: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

NYDOS: New York Department of State

PA: FEMA Public Assistance (Infrastructure) Program

SEMO: New York State Emergency Management Office

SFMPC: Saltaire's Flood Mitigation Planning Committee Village of Saltaire

II. Introduction

A. The Village of Saltaire is a community of approximately 50 off-season residents, whose population swells during the summer season to over 4,000, not including day visitors. The Village is situated on Fire Island, one of the barrier islands of Long Island, separating the Atlantic Ocean and the Great South Bay in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County. The Village is entirely situated within mapped flood and coastal erosion hazard areas, and in this small Village, there are nine different flood hazard zones. The Village is situated within mapped freshwater and tidal wetlands, and within the Fire Island National Seashore. The Village derives great benefits (recreational and economic) from the beach and coastal amenities afforded by the Atlantic Ocean and Great South Bay.

B. Development for the Village of Saltaire began in 1910 and the Village was formally incorporated in 1917. The Village was devastated by the hurricane of 1938. Four people were killed, over ninety houses were lost and an additional fifteen were severely damaged. Thus, most of the more than 375 existing homes and one commercial business structure have been constructed within the past sixty years. Approximately 33 structures (9% of the Village's total development) are located in designated coastal erosion hazard areas.

C. Saltaire is located within a geographical area which is expected to be affected by at least 1 tropical storm every 5+ years, and at least 1 hurricane every 14+ years. Over the past twenty years Saltaire has been impacted by 5 major Blizzards and Winter Storms; 4 major Northeast Coastal Storms; and 4 major Hurricanes; in addition to numerous local severe storm events. The winter of 1997/1998 saw the Village area affected by ten northeast coastal storms influenced by the severe El-Nino condition on the west coast. Winter storms with accompanying sleet and rain, gale force winds and rough seas caused wide-spread coastal erosion and flooding throughout Fire Island.

D. The intent of this Flood Mitigation Plan is to present Goals, Initiatives, Recommendations and Strategies for land use, legislative, regulatory, and other mitigative activities that will:

1) lessen the economic effects of flooding on people and property within Saltaire;

2) provide guidance for future Saltaire activities to complement Saltaire's goals of effective floodplain management;

3) identify funding sources which can be utilized for the implementation of identified flood mitigation activities;

4) reduce costs of flood disaster response and recovery.

A. Purpose

1. The purpose of this Flood Mitigation Plan is to recommend, encourage and support the implementation of activities aimed at lessening the severity of flooding. The Flood Mitigation Plan is the product of evaluation and assessment efforts performed by Saltaire's Flood Mitigation Planning Committee (SFMPC), comprising Village residents, the Mayor and the Village Board of Trustees and consultants to the Village. The Appendices included with this Plan represent the SFMPC evaluation and assessment efforts prepared for the Plan.

2. This Plan is made in compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), in which Saltaire participates; the State's 409 Plan; and the Federal Guidelines published by FEMA for preparation of mitigation plans. The Plan reflects the Village's desire to prevent future flood loss and damage to public and private property and infrastructure throughout the Village, regardless of property flood insurance coverage.

3. The implementation of the tasks and strategies to advance the Flood Mitigation Goals and Initiatives included in this Plan, when added to Saltaire's current level of floodplain management, and proposed future initiatives, greatly advances Saltaire's mitigation initiatives.

4. All of the proposed Flood Mitigation Initiatives are dependent upon the availability of funding; therefore, this Plan recognizes as a primary objective the identification of obtaining supplemental funding to augment local funds for implementation of Flood Mitigation Initiatives.

5. The adoption of this Flood Mitigation Plan and its approval by the State and FEMA is intended to satisfy the planning requirements of the FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program, so that Saltaire will be eligible to participate in, and receive funding from the FEMA FMA Program. The non-disaster related FEMA FMA funding program will provide funding to implement flood mitigation activities including awareness, planning, construction and real property acquisition initiatives. The initiatives necessary to implement Flood Mitigation Initiatives included in this Plan represent those activities considered eligible for FEMA FMA Program funding.

B. Authority

1. The preparation of this Flood Mitigation Plan was authorized by Village Board Resolution.

2. Saltaire is a small community which, due to a small staff and funding restrictions, utilizes consultants on an as-needed basis for attorney, assessor and engineering services. Project activities were performed by a Flood Mitigation Planning Committee comprised of Village representatives; resident members; a project facilitator and input from the Mayor and other members of the Village Board of Trustees.

3. A listing of the SFMPC members is attached as Appendix C. Input to the planning effort was also provided by representatives of the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) Mitigation Section, and State and Regional Agencies. The public and all special interest groups were invited to participate in planning and preparing the Flood Mitigation Plan and to offer comments prior to the finalization and adoption of the Plan. A listing of invited agencies is attached in Appendix E. Notification of the invitation to attend all meetings was posted on all Village bulletin boards as well as on the Village's web site.

4. The activities and tasks presented by this Flood Mitigation Plan are consistent with the goals and objectives of the National Flood Insurance Program, in which Saltaire participates and with the National Mitigation Strategy Partnerships for Building Safer Communities; New York State's 409 Hazard Mitigation Plan; and the Requirements of Subpart M, 44 CFR 206.405 and 206.406, the Federal Guidelines required by FEMA to be met in preparing mitigation plans. The planning process utilized the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) Guidelines for Community Flood Damage Reduction Planning and Floodplain Management Plans, July 1994 Edition; the FEMA-NFIP-CRS Example Plans Manual, July 1994 Edition with July 1995 Revisions; and the FEMA Region II Hazard Mitigation Procedural Guidelines for Developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan.

5. This Flood Mitigation Plan is authorized by New York State Law which encourages hazard mitigation planning and project implementation at the local level.

6. This Flood Mitigation Plan is further authorized through the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (P.L. 93-288, as amended), Section 409; the National Flood Insurance Reform (NFIR) Act of 1994, Subtitle C - Ratings and Incentives for Community Flood Management Programs, and Subtitle D - Mitigation of Flood Risks; and New York State's General Municipal Law. Other supporting Legislation includes the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972; the Waterfront Revitalization and Coastal resources Act; Article 36, ECL - State Floodplain Management Program; SEORA; Tidal Wetlands Act; and the Freshwater Wetlands Act.

III. Saltaire's Planning Process

A. This Section addresses the review and evaluation process and activities undertaken by Saltaire in the development and subsequent adoption of this Flood Mitigation Plan. It demonstrates that Saltaire has followed recognized planning policies in the completion of the tasks necessary to assess flood hazards in the Village and to recommend and subsequently adopt a Flood Mitigation Plan.

B. The members of the SFMPC identified local flood prone areas within the Village, including mapped FEMA FIRM areas and localized flood-prone areas. The first public meeting was held on July 14th 1998. All residents of the Village plus State and Regional agencies were invited to attend. A listing of public meetings held and attendance is attached in Appendix C. All outside agencies invited opted not to attend any meetings. The Project Facilitator collected and calculated flood hazard data for the Village area which the SFMPC utilized to address development trends and constraints, critical facilities located in the areas, natural and beneficial functions of the identified areas, and other Saltaire goals. Additional comments and input were obtained from residents, consultants and local and state agencies.

C. SFMPC members and other Saltaire residents were interviewed and their comments obtained regarding the specific Flood Mitigation issues and activities identified was evaluated by the SFMPC. The Saltaire Planning Commission was asked to participate and issue a report on certain aspects of the process. The observations and the comments obtained, the overall evaluation of the Villages Floodplain Management activities, and their impact in reducing flooding risks, are the basis for this Flood Mitigation Plan.

D. Upon completion of the evaluation of the Village's flood prone areas and Floodplain Management activities; and the formulation of a recommended Flood Mitigation Plan; a final public review process was completed at a public meeting, advertised as such in the Villages' official publication. Copies of the legal notices are attached in Appendix E. Further comments were received from attendees. The draft plan was sent to all invited outside agencies for comment. The draft plan was also posted on the village's web site and correspondence sent to all village residents inviting comment on the plan prior to Board adoption. Following the public meeting, and subsequent receipt and evaluation of written comments, the recommended Flood Mitigation Plan was presented to the Village Board of Trustees and subsequently adopted, entitled "Flood Mitigation Plan". The Resolution and accompanying letter of adoption is attached as Appendix B.

 

IV. Problems and Impacts

A. Background Information

1. The Village of Saltaire, located on a barrier island, is entirely situated within mapped flood and coastal erosion hazard areas. In addition to the mapped flood and coastal erosion hazard areas, much of the Village is also situated within mapped freshwater and tidal wetlands. The Village is denominated a Community Development within the Fire Island National Seashore.

2. The structures in Saltaire, residential and business, have a total assessment for tax purposes of $24,594,300. Applying the State equalization rate to that total, reflects property values in excess of $120,560,295 in market value.

3. Since 1971 the Village has lost over 400 feet of shoreline depth along its Atlantic Ocean shoreline. Since mapping of the current flood hazards in 1987, storm activity and natural coastal geologic processes has caused further flooding and erosion of Saltaire's Atlantic Ocean and Great South Bay coastlines. Since 1987 over 50 new structures have been added. There are approximately 50 potential buildable parcels within the Village.

4. The predominant type of development in the Village of Saltaire is residential, with several church structures, a single small commercial/business structure, and municipal structures, all which are predominantly pre-FIRM wood frame, many of which are only marginally elevated. Critical facilities within the village include the Saltaire Firehouse, Village Hall, 2 Well Pumping Facilities which supply water for the entire village, and all structures located at the Village Maintenance Yard.

5. By reason of Saltaire's NFIP participation by, all new construction and substantial improvements, including repairs caused by storm events, are governed by the Village Code, which requires all structures to be code compliant whenever any repair, reconstruction or improvement is performed which exceeds 50% of the market value. Improvements require permits or other approvals from the Village Building Department and where applicable Federal, State and County Agencies. The reduction of flood risks to pre-FIRM structures, will depend largely on the ability of the individual home owner to perform elevation or other flood risk reduction initiatives.

 

B. Review and Inventory of Flood Prone Areas

1. The Village consists of nine different mapped FEMA, FIRM VE, and AE flood hazard areas, and the southern portion of the Village adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean is located in a mapped coastal erosion hazard area. Additionally, Saltaire has several local low lying areas which retain water for extended periods because of limited natural drainage capabilities at these low lying areas.

2. Flooding in the low-lying areas appears to have several causes: (1) they serve as a natural drainage basin for all of the surrounding areas with higher elevations; (2) severe heavy rain events affect them; and (3) severe storm events cause tidal flooding from the Great South Bay. The natural drainage flow to the Great South Bay is impacted by some of the development at the bay's shoreline. Cooperation from the east and west abutting neighboring communities, and the National Seashore property shall be addressed by Saltaire to seek restoration of natural drainage capabilities.

3. Actual storm event experience exceeds the projected storm recurrence. FEMA data for 1996, indicates that more than $1,500,000 in flood insurance losses have been paid.

4. The winter of 1997/1998 saw the Village area affected by ten northeast coastal storms influenced by the severe El-Nino condition on the west coast. The winter storms caused flooding throughout the Village. The northeast coastal storm of February 7-8, 1998 created a condition which in addition to a general flooding of large areas of the Village, caused overtopping of the bulkheads along the Great South Bay by wind driven waves, scouring and removing fill placed behind the bulkheads.

5. The SFMPC addressed all identified flood prone areas. It collected and calculated flood hazard data for all structures situated within the Village. The data was then utilized by the SFMPC to address development trends and constraints, critical facilities located in the areas, natural and beneficial functions of the Village's flood prone areas, and other community goals. The Review and Inventory of Village structures is attached as Appendix A. The identified areas have been designated as Local Flood Mitigation Project Areas to enable implementation of initiatives to support goals and objectives, recommended by this Flood Mitigation Plan. The Map indicating the designated Local Flood Mitigation Project Areas is attached as Appendix D.

 

C. Identified Problems and Impacts

1. The principle flooding problem in Saltaire has been identified by FEMA in both the Flood Insurance Study prepared in June 1987 and the recent 1996 county-wide study, as being due primarily to tidal flooding during severe storm events. From 1938 to 1987, the date of the Flood Insurance Study, the study references northeasters that occurred in 1950, 1953, and 1962; and hurricanes that occurred in 1938, 1944, 1954, and 1960.

2. The studies also indicate that for Fire Island in general hurricanes and coastal storms (northeasters) caused extensive flooding and damage due to the accompanying breaching of the Fire Island barrier island; and that the dunes along the barrier beach have been subject to erosion during these storms. Although high wind was also found to be an obvious hazard during these storm events, flooding damage was found to be the main hazard.

3. The studies further indicate that the stage of the September 1938 hurricane in the Saltaire area of Great South bay was 4.7 feet; and that the stage of the September 1960 hurricane was 4.4 feet. These storms are noted in the FEMA studies to have a recurrence interval of 54 and 34 years.

4. In addition to the above identified Flood Insurance Study flooding risks, the northern portion of the Village area adjacent to the Great South bay experiences flooding during abnormal high tide cycles, particularly when influenced by severe storm events.

5. The following Common Problems and Issues were identified by the SFMPC for review and development of the basic goals and objectives from which the recommended flood mitigation recommendations and strategies were formed:

a) Level and Magnitude of Existing pre-FIRM Development;

b) Number of repetitive Loss Properties Situated within Village Limits;

c) Flood Insurance Statistics for Properties within Village Jurisdiction;

d) Types of Apparent Flood Risks;

e) Principle Flooding Problems;

f) Current Level of Village's NFIP Participation;

g) Non-Elevated & pre-FIRM Structures;

h) Shoreline Erosion and Recession at Atlantic Ocean;

i) Shoreline Erosion at Great South Bay;

j) Utility Service Placements and Connections;

k) Individual In-Ground Sanitary Systems;

l) Undeveloped Parcels;

m) Education of Residents and Business Owners;

n) Incentives to Elevate;

o) Need for Formalized Mitigation Strategies for Reducing Flood Risks and Recovery;

p) Local Flood Prone Areas.

 

 

V. Assessment of Saltaire's Efforts to Mitigate Flood Loss

The Village has been participating in the NFIP since May 1970, and is in good standing with the Program. The Village Administrator is designated Floodplain Administrator for the Village. The "Village's Local Law for Flood Damage Prevention" is based on the State's Model Local Law, in effect in 1987, and was recently revised to reflect the new FEMA reference documents (Flood Insurance Study for Suffolk County and accompanying FIRM's).

Completion and adoption of Saltaire's Flood Mitigation Plan will initiate further strategies within the Village for reducing risk.

A. Reducing Repetitive Flood Loss

1. Saltaire with ten repetitive loss properties situated within its jurisdiction means that the Village is considered a repetitive loss community by FEMA. Recommended Flood Mitigation Program activities to be implemented by Saltaire include a public awareness program to all of its residents, business owners, and trades-people, not only the identified repetitive loss structure property owners.

2. Reduction of repetitive losses is currently addressed in the Village’s Flood Damage Prevention Code by regulating substantial improvements. The code requires all structures to be compliant with current codes whenever any repair, reconstruction or improvement is performed which exceeds 50% of the market value, as defined by the Village Code. The Plan's recommendation to implement freeboard and cumulative requirements to the Village’s Flood Damage Prevention Code, and to implement coastal erosion hazards area management regulations, will further work to reduce repetitive losses within the Village, when implemented.

3. Saltaire's activities for reducing repetitive loss will be implemented through a newly created public awareness program targeting its residents, property owners and trades-people, by controlling cumulative and substantial improvements both as currently enforced by the Building Inspector and as shall by enhanced implementing the recommendations proposed in this Flood Mitigation Plan.

4. When building permits are applied for the Village's current building and flood damage prevention codes and current enforcement policies are adequate to regulate the improvement of repetitive loss and flood prone properties. Saltaire's Flood Mitigation Plan recommends that Saltaire’s enforcement activities should be enhanced through revisions and updates of the Village's applicable codes and regulations as necessary. This Flood Mitigation Plan will further enhance Saltaire’s ability to reduce repetitive losses due to severe flooding and storms.

 

B. Current Policies and Activities

1. Current Village of Saltaire Floodplain Management and enforcement activities are performed by the Village Administrator who is the designated Floodplain Administrator for the Village. The date of adoption of the local law forming the basis for the regulations included in the Village Code is 1987. This Plan, establishing thorough-going Village policy initiatives shall provide concrete goals for implementation by the designated Floodplain Administrator.

2. NYSDEC is the State agency designated to provide oversight and technical assistance to communities within New York State for all efforts associated with floodplain and coastal erosion management programs. At its last verification visit by the NYSDEC asserted that Saltaire is satisfactorily managing the Village's floodplain management program.

 

      1. Saltaire has exercised its option to implement local Coastal Zone Regulations and Codes under Article 34, the State's Coastal Erosion Hazards Area (CEHA) requirements and management regulations promulgated by the NYSDEC for the Coastal Erosion Hazards Area Act is scheduled for implementation on Fire Island in 1999. The Village has adopted an amendment to the Village Code, which DEC approved to evidence its Article 34 management.
      2. Saltaire has developed "Evacuation Procedures For Hurricanes Or Other Emergencies", and on a periodic basis distributes the procedures in placard form to all of its residents. It is also posted on the Village's web site and in key locations around the village. The Placard is attached to the report as Appendix F.

 

 

C. Impact to Current Village Programs, Policies and

Activities

1. The Flood Mitigation Initiatives included in this Plan represent both short and long term objectives, and include some activities which are able to be accomplished under both current Village programs and on-going initiatives, and easily-implemented new initiatives. On-going initiatives supporting Plan Initiatives include the Village's zoning and NFIP regulatory reviews and updates, and the preparation and adoption of local CEHA program requirements.

2. The control of substantial improvements as currently enforced by the Village is positively impacted by this Plan by recommending Goals, Initiatives and Recommendations for land use, and legislative, mitigative, regulatory, and other activities that will further enhance Saltaire's ability to reduce repetitive losses due to severe flooding and storms.

3. Saltaire's mitigation capabilities will be greatly expanded by this Plan in that the Village Administrator and a specifically identified Trustee shall be made joint mitigation coordinators responsible for assisting the management of Saltaire's Flood Mitigation Program. The joint coordinators will provide support services for the Village's Public Awareness Program, and provide assistance and oversight to those mitigation activities undertaken by Saltaire to reduce losses.

4. All of the Flood Mitigation Initiatives are dependent upon the availability of funding; therefore, this Plan recognizes the important objective of identifying and obtaining supplemental funding to support implementation of initiatives which advance Flood Mitigation Initiatives. The Village of Saltaire, being a small community which is dependent only upon residents' property taxes and fees, has limited staff and funding to implement initiatives. The Village therefore must identify available funding programs, and prepare applications for funding assistance as funding programs are announced by the various State and Federal agencies.

 

D. Impact to Current Federal, State, Regional and Local

Mitigation Programs

1. The Village's floodplain management program is administered locally by Saltaire under the oversight of the Floodplain Management Section of the NYSDEC. The Village's proposed coastal erosion management program is administered locally by Saltaire, with State oversight provided by the Coastal Erosion Management Section of the NYSDEC and the NYSDOS Coastal Management Division. These Programs pertain only to new construction or substantial improvements and repairs, including those caused by severe storm events. Currently, there are no mandatory Federal, State, Regional or Local Mitigation Programs in New York State that require a community to require modification of pre-FIRM structures, unless they are substantially damaged or being substantially improved.

2. This Plan has a positive impact on all State and County Plans and Studies, and locally advances many common goals and objectives. At present, no County level FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plans have been developed; however, Suffolk County has prepared several studies and plans, including the "Proposed Long Island South Shore Hazard Management Plan" and the "Hurricane Damage Mitigation Plan for the South Shore of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York". Suffolk County has designated a representative from the County Planning Department as the county's hazard mitigation representative. Additionally, SEMO has recently established a local regional office to support the needs of the communities situated within Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

3. This Plan also has a positive impact on all State and County Plans and Studies by recommending the enlargement of the administrator's management function and designating a Trustee to emphasize his/her responsibility for implementing the management of Saltaire's Flood Mitigation Program. In addition to Flood Mitigation Plan initiatives, he/she/they would assist the Village in performing damage assessment activities for local disaster declarations, identifying mitigation measures for reconstruction.

4. The Village recognizes the importance of improving the framework for consensus-building and collaboration between County, and other governmental agencies managing the various programs in which Saltaire participates. It shall enhance its communication avenues with other governmental agencies. Village officials shall establish ties with similarly placed agency officials to share information and receive early notice of initiatives applicable to the Village mitigation efforts.

5. Based on the above, this Flood Mitigation Plan has a positive impact to Federal, State and Regional Mitigation Strategies and Plans.

 

 

VI. Proposed Flood Mitigation Activities

A. Goals, Objectives and Initiatives

1. The Goals, Objectives and Initiatives represented by this Flood Mitigation Plan are the result of evaluations by Saltaire's Flood Mitigation Planning Committee (SFMPC) and Village officials and trustees. The determination of the Goals, Objectives and Initiatives address the related issues of development, environmental sensitivity, and current land uses of Saltaire's floodplains; since all of the Village's development is situated in mapped floodplains and Saltaire's existence is essentially based on its recreational and tourism amenities. Measures such as zoning, building codes, development incentives, alternative uses, and selective retreat and acquisition have been analyzed.

2. The Goals, Objectives and Initiatives, both long-term and general, are intended to be definitive and realistic, with both public safety and the protection of natural and beneficial values of the floodplains as essential goals to be met.

3. This Flood Mitigation Plan is intended to expand and enhance Saltaire's current Emergency Preparedness Program to include Mitigation aspects aimed at reducing losses in Saltaire. This Flood Mitigation Plan lays the foundation for establishing a concerted effort to advance Mitigation and Loss Reduction Goals in Saltaire. This Plan recommends formalizing and enhancing the Village's existing local disaster response plan.

4. New initiatives include the preparation of CEHA requirements and modifications to existing codes and regulations in order to mitigate future losses.

 

B. Flood Mitigation Goals

1. The following Flood Mitigation Goals are identified:

 

C. Statement of Priorities for Identified Flood Mitigation

Goals, Objectives and Initiatives

1. The evaluation and review performed by Saltaire's Flood Mitigation Planning Committee has identified four Goals and Initiatives, which will directly benefit the Village's residents and property owners in reducing future flood risks.

2. The top priorities to strive for to reduce future flood losses within the Village include:

3. To support the above Initiatives the Village should in addition engage in two other complementing initiatives:

 

D. Flood Mitigation Objectives & Initiatives

1. The Flood Mitigation Objectives included in this Plan represent both short and long term objectives, and include some activities which are able to be accomplished under current Village Programs and on-going objectives. All of the Flood Mitigation Objectives are impacted by funding, therefore, this Plan recognizes that the normal funding capabilities of the Village are inadequate to fund the recommended initiatives. The Village must identify and obtain supplemental funding to support implementation of identified Flood Mitigation Objectives.

2. The Initiatives presented by this Plan represent Projects considered eligible for funding under Programs administered by FEMA, including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), authorized under Section 404 of the Stafford Act, and by the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMAP) authorized under the Reigle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994.

3. To enable implementation of localized Flood Mitigation Goals and Objectives recommended by this Flood Mitigation Plan, identified flood prone areas (in addition to the Village as a whole) have been designated as Local Flood Mitigation Project Areas.

4. The following Flood Mitigation Objectives and Initiatives are identified for the stated Goals. Those Objectives and Initiatives which are either Long-Term or Multi-Year Initiatives are noted as such.

GOAL: Increase Public Awareness of Residents, Business

Owners and Trades-people

 

GOAL: Obtain 100% flood insurance coverage within

Village

 

GOAL: Establish Incentive Programs for activities that reduce flood risk

 

GOAL: Establish policies and procedures to prevent breaching of barrier island during storm events

 

GOAL Establish a program to elevate and/or flood-proof all residential, business and municipal structures

 

GOAL: Establish a concerted effort to advance Mitigation and Loss Reduction Goals in Saltaire

 

GOAL: Examine and update Saltaire's Floodplain Management Regulations and other Codes relating to land use, zoning and building regulations, and other Village laws and ordinances to mitigate flood hazards

 

E. Flood Mitigation Strategies

1. The Village of Saltaire recognizes that achieving reduction of losses to property lies in the hands of its property owners living and conducting business in Saltaire's flood prone areas. This Flood Mitigation Plan concludes that a Public Awareness Program is needed and provides objectives to be met in achieving enhanced public awareness, including evaluating and determining a strategy for obtaining local co-sponsors for Saltaire's Public Awareness Program and for distributing information to property owners, trades-people and local newspaper and media organizations.

2. All of the Flood Mitigation Objectives and Initiatives are impacted by funding; therefore, this Plan recognizes the important objective of identifying and obtaining supplemental funding to support implementation of Flood Mitigation Objectives. Saltaire's strategy to obtain funding for identified Flood Mitigation Objectives includes pursuing funding objectives through FEMA’s HMGP and FMAP Programs and other State and Federal Funding Programs as funds are made available by agencies.

 

VII. Implementation and Monitoring of Flood Mitigation Plan

A. Plan Implementation

1. As stated previously, Saltaire's mitigation capabilities and its ability to implement strategies will be greatly enhanced by establishing the Administrator and a designated Trustee to assist in managing and attaining the goals, objectives and initiatives of Saltaire's FMP and a designated Trustee to be responsible for assisting in the management of Saltaire's Flood Mitigation Program.

2. The Mitigation Coordinators would provide support services for the Village's Public Awareness Program, and provide assistance and oversight for those mitigation activities undertaken by Saltaire to reduce losses. They would also provide support services for performing periodic Plan updates to ensure continued FEMA-State acceptance of this Flood Mitigation Plan.

3. The Village Administrator and designated Trustee shall provide oversight for the mitigation activities commenced and completed. They will be responsible for ensuring inter-department cooperation in meeting the Plan's goals and objectives, and will perform oversight for periodic Plan updates to ensure continued FEMA-State acceptance of this Flood Mitigation Plan.

4. The Mitigation Coordinators shall work in tandem with Village representatives and other Saltaire Departments as required and necessary.

 

B. Monitoring and Evaluation of Plans, Goals and

Objectives

1. It is recommended that this Flood Mitigation Plan be evaluated annually, to review progress towards objectives and to identify changes or revisions that should be made. The annual Plan review will include all those Saltaire Departments and resident representatives which comprised the SFMPC established for the preparation of the Village's FMP and other residents willing and desirous of participation.

2. The annual Plan review will be forwarded to FEMA and State Agencies by the Village Administrator to ensure continued FEMA-State acceptance of this Flood Mitigation Plan.

3. All subsequent changes or revisions to this Flood Mitigation Plan must be adopted by the Saltaire Village Board of Trustees and presented for public comment prior to adoption.