Cedar Falls to discuss flood response
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The Cedar Falls City Council is planning to discuss strategies for buying out flood damaged properties this week.
A city staff report says the city has two options — sticking with existing state and federal programs, or creating a locally developed and managed program to reimburse eligible property owners in the flood plain. City officials have recommended using the traditional government procedures while investigating whether a local program could serve unmet needs in the community.
Councilman John Runchey says Monday’s meeting is the first time the buyout issue will be discussed by the full council.
Flood plain policies and updates to the area’s flood plain map will also be discussed along with adoption of a new hazard mitigation plan and a review of the response to the floods of 2008.
Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com