Posted on 24 March 2011 by KWBG
BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Board of Supervisors began amending a county ordinance this week, besides the controversial Conservation Overlay matter. The Board began the process of updating the county’s Floodplain Management Ordinance, originally adopted in 1993. The amendments are necessary to keep Boone County residents eligible to purchase federal flood insurance, if they so choose. Supervisor Tom Foster says it doesn’t affect all Boone County residents, but after the flooding that’s occurred over the years, residents need the option to get the insurance if they want. The ordinance amendment is being considered on the same time frame as the amendment to the Zoning Ordinance. The next public hearing for both will be Wednesday March 30th.