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Posted on: April 2, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Township preps to update flood plain ordinance

The last time an official federal map was published showing where streams would potentially flood at different intervals in Cranberry was 1982. Now, with more sophisticated mapping technology, those maps have been redrawn, resulting in fewer Township properties falling within those flood boundaries. Those new maps will become official next year and they form the basis for issuing municipal building permits and determining eligibility for federal flood insurance. At its April 2 meeting, Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors authorized advertising an update to its Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance which revises definitions and implements recent regulatory changes to make the Township’s rules consistent with flood-related regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Association, FEMA. Final consideration of those revisions will be given at the Board’s May 7 meeting. For more information, contact Jason Kratsas, Cranberry’s Director of Engineering, at

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