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File #: Item # 2019-8    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/9/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 1/16/2019 Final action: 1/16/2019
Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CUTLER BAY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING THE TOWN OF CUTLER BAY WATERSHED MASTER PLAN; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Attachments: 1. Manager Memo-Adopting Watershed Master Plan, 2. Resolution - Adopting Watershed Master Plan, 3. Resolution-Exhibit A- Watershed Master Plan



M E M O R A N D U M

To: Honorable Mayor and Town Council

From: Rafael G. Casals, Town Manager

Date: January 16, 2019

Re: Adoption of the Town of Cutler Bay Watershed Master Plan


REQUEST

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CUTLER BAY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING THE TOWN OF CUTLER BAY WATERSHED MASTER PLAN; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

BACKGROUND AND ANALYSIS

The Town of Cutler Bay (the "Town") proposes to adopt the Watershed Master Plan (the "Master Plan") that will provide the Town with a process to regulate future development in a way that does not increase runoff or flooding from future conditions. The Master Plan examines and provides a comparison of pre-development and post-development peak flows on the watershed level as well as the individual sub-basin level for those parcels within the Town that are currently undeveloped. It also complies with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's ("FEMA") Community Rating System ("CRS") Program, which provides credit for a community that implements stormwater management regulations through an adopted Watershed Master Plan.

The Town is an active participant in FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program's ("NFIP") CRS Program, which encourages communities to voluntarily implement standards, policies, and programs that go above and beyond the minimum NFIP regulations in return for lower flood insurance premiums. Every five hundred (500) points a community earns on its CRS Application is a five percent (5%) reduction in the cost of flood insurance.

The Town first entered into the CRS Program in May of 2011 with a CRS classification rating of six (6). The participation and documented activities in FEMA's CRS Program earned the Town enough points to advance from a CRS classification rating of a six (6) with an annual savings of twenty percent (20%) to a current classification rating of five (5), which results in an annual savings of twenty-five percent (25%) premium discount t...

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