Ordinance for Flood Hazard Areas for Lapel, Indiana

The Town of Lapel would like to participate in the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program), adoption of this ordinance will all the Town to join the NFIP.

Ordinance establishes three flood districts within the Town identified as floodplain, floodway and fringe.  All local permit applications located in the floodway or floodplain, where the limits of the floodway and fringe have not yet been determined, are to be forwarded to the Department of Natural Resources for appropriate review and/or approval.  Local permit applications located in the fringe do not require a review from the Department of Natural Resources due to the fact that the building official can establish a lowest floor elevation.  All language referring to permitted uses, non-conforming uses and variances is in compliance with Indiana’s minimum standards for floodplain management as found in 312 IAC 10. 

Adopted by Lapel Town Council March 17, 2011

The Madison County and Incorporated Areas Flood Insurance Rate Map and corresponding Flood Insurance Study, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, dated May 3, 2011, are adopted by reference to be part of the ordinance.

Further Information

2-2011
Date Passed: 3/17/2011