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Posted on: May 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Township ready 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, which will become official next year, form the basis for issuing municipal building permits and determining eligibility for federal flood insurance. At its April 30 meeting, Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors agreed to consider updating the Township’s flood plain boundaries on May 6. 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, was advertised as required in early April. Final consideration of those revisions will also be given at the Board’s May 6 meeting. For more information, contact Jason Kratsas, Cranberry’s Director of Engineering Jason Kratsas.

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