Floodplain Mitigation


IN 2008, PLAINFIELD CHARTER TOWNSHIP RECEIVED FINAL APPROVAL OF OUR FLOODPLAIN MITIGATION PLAN FROM THE STATE OF MICHIGAN AND THE FEDERAL

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA). THIS PLAN WAS THE RESULT OF OVER A YEAR OF WORK BY THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AND A COMMITTEE

DRAWN FROM PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES, KENT COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION, STATE OF MICHIGAN DEQ AND LOCAL RESIDENTS OF THE FLOODPLAIN.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE PLAN ABOVE, OR STOP BY THE TOWNSHIP OFFICES FOR A COPY.

STARTING IN 2008, THE TOWNSHIP HAS UNDERTAKEN SEVERAL PROJECTS AS OUTLINED IN THE PLAN TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC AWARENESS THROUGH

EDUCATION, USE OF THE MASTER PLAN AND ZONING REGULATIONS, MITIGATION ACTIVITIES, AND INCREASED SAFETY MEASURES. THE LONG TERM OBJECTIVES WILL BE

TO CONTROL DEVELOPMENT, PROMOTE EDUCATION AND REDUCE INSURANCE COSTS IN THE FLOOD-PRONE AREAS.

THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO APPLY FOR GRANTS AND PURSUE ACTIONS THAT WILL ALLOW THE TOWNSHIP TO:

  • SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR A MITIGATION GRANT TO PURCHASE 3 HIGH RISK PROPERTIES ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS NEAR TO OR ADJACENT TO THE GRAND ISLE GOLF COURSE (APPLICATION SUBMITTED).
  • REQUEST ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE INFORMING THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THEY ARE ENTERING FLOOD PRONE AREAS.
  • COMPLETE A FLOODPLAIN INVENTORY THAT INCLUDES MAIN FLOOR ELEVATIONS OF ALL AT-RISK STRUCTURES.
  • REQUEST AND INSTALL A FLOOD GAUGE AT THE JUPITER BRIDGE TO ASSIST RESIDENTS AND THE WEATHER FORECASTERS IN ESTIMATING AND PREDICTING FLOODING.
  • CONSIDER APPLYING FOR GRANTS TO ASSIST RESIDENTS IN ELEVATING AND FLOOD PROOFING THEIR HOMES.
  • SUBMIT A CRS (COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM) APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION BY FEMA TO RECEIVE DISCOUNTED FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR RESIDENTS OF PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP.
  • PROVIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR RESIDENTS AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A 3 TO 5 MEMBER FLOODPLAIN COMMITTEE COMPRISED PRIMARILY OF RESIDENTS LIVING IN THE FLOODPLAIN.
  • THE FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM ACT OF 2012 CONTAINS PROVISIONS THAT WILL AFFECT SOME PROPERTY OWNERS (BOTH BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL) IN PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP.
PROPERTY OWNERS WHO PURCHASE FLOOD INSURANCE SHOULD REVIEW THE RESOURCES BELOW:

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT PETER ELAM (EMAIL) IN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, OR CALL PETER AT (616) 726-8899.

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Floodplain Mitigation and Management8 documents

  • FLOODPLAIN MITIGATION PLAN
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  • FEMA LETTER OF APPROVAL
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  • ASFMP'S 2012 NFIP REFORM ACT SUMMARY
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  • FEMA'S FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM ACT SUMMARY
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  • FLOODPLAIN OVERLAY DISTRICT - PLAINFIELD CHARTER TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE
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  • NATURAL RIVERS OVERLAY DISTRICT - PLAINFIELD CHARTER TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE
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  • MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (DEQ) RESOURCES
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  • ​NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM MAP MODERNIZATION / MAP ADOPTION
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FEMA FLOOD RESOURCES6 documents

  • WHAT TO DO BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER A FLOOD
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  • NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP PANELS
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  • ELEVATING YOUR FLOOD PRONE HOUSE
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  • OPENINGS IN FOUNDATION WALLS IN ELEVATED BUILDINGS
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  • APPLYING FOR A LETTER OF MAP AMENDMENT (LOMA)
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  • EXISTING LETTERS OF MAP AMENDMENT (LOMA)
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