|June 23, 2017||The open house has been confirmed for 07/27/2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the DuPage County auditorium. Prior to that there will be a separate briefing from municipal officials and staff. Staff will be sending out notices of the open house to residents that would be impacted by the proposed map changes.|
|June 9, 2017||Staff received and is reviewing new draft Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and FEMA's disposition of comments from the previous versions of the draft maps. County staff has indicated they will be placing the new maps on the County website. FEMA will be conducting community meetings in July.|
|April 14, 2017||A 06/01/2017 release date for the new floodplain maps have been announced. The open house is scheduled for 07/27/2017.|
|March 10, 2017||Staff attended the DuPage Stormwater Committee meeting on 03/07/2017. DuPage County staff indicated no change in status on the floodplain maps for Sugar Creek. They are still waiting for the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) to take action on the last re-submittal. It is our understanding that revised maps are not available for viewing by Village staff until authorized by ISWS.|
|January 27, 2017||Staff has contacted the Illinois State Water Survey to verify that there will be another public comment period after revised floodplain maps are released to the public.|
|August 12, 2016||At a recent DuPage County Municipal Engineers meeting County staff provided an update. FEMA is reviewing revised maps. FEMA will decide whether the approval process will re-start from the beginning or continue from where it left off. The new maps would not be finalized until 2017 at the earliest.|
|April 29, 2016||County staff displayed proposed new floodplain maps which would decrease the number of properties to be mapped into the floodplain. Village staff will attempt to obtain copies of the draft new maps.|
|April 15, 2016||Staff met with two residents in the Sugar Creek watershed this week. We developed a list of questions to present to DuPage County staff at a meeting later this week.|
|April 1, 2016||Staff will request an update from DuPage County and schedule a follow-up meeting with two residents in the Sugar Creek watershed.|
|March 4, 2016||County staff has reported that they are taking another look at the proposed floodway for Sugar Creek.|
|February 26, 2016||
This message is an update from the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding the DuPage County, Illinois Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) project.
Comments received on the June 3, 2015 Preliminary products (FIRM, Flood Insurance Study, FIRM Database) have been inventoried. Each community for which comments were submitted should have received a Comment Acknowledgement letter from FEMA. This letter lists and/or summarizes all comments received from communities, contractors, citizens and other agencies. FEMA, ISWS and DuPage County Stormwater Management are working toward comment resolutions.
It has been determined that DuPage County Revised Preliminary products will be necessary. This will result in an additional products release and community review. A timeline has not been determined.
The 90-day appeal period discussed at the open house on July 29, 2015 has been postponed. It will be initiated after a Revised Preliminary comment period has been completed.
No action is required on your part at this time. If you have questions concerning the administrative processes associated with this project, please contact Bill Heyse of FEMA Region V either by telephone at (312) 408-5323 or by e-mail at William.Heyse@fema.dhs.gov.
Shelly Fuller, CFM
Illinois State Water Survey | Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(217) 300-0221 | email@example.com