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Historic Ellicott City Flood Workgroup

Howard County Gov­ern­ment is con­tin­u­ing its efforts to mit­i­gate the impact of flood­ing in His­toric Elli­cott City. The most recent efforts (Phase I) include $2.5 mil­lion for flood mit­i­ga­tion projects in Fis­cal Year 2016. Pos­si­ble projects being con­sid­ered for Phase I include the inspec­tion, design and con­struc­tion of retain­ing walls, a flood proof­ing study and the ref­or­ma­tion of a chan­nel under the Tiber Park Bridge.

In con­junc­tion with Phase I efforts, Howard County Gov­ern­ment has formed the His­toric Elli­cott City Flood Work­group, which is a sep­a­rate but par­al­lel action. The Flood Work­group is respon­si­ble for over­see­ing the devel­op­ment, imple­men­ta­tion and main­te­nance of flood mit­i­ga­tion projects to be included in Phase II.

The Flood Work­group is specif­i­cally charged with:

  • Act­ing on ini­tia­tives to reduce flooding;
  • Eval­u­at­ing pri­or­i­ties and sched­ules for mitigation/infrastructure improve­ments in the future;
  • Out­reach to the com­mu­nity related to projects and initiatives;
  • Seek­ing com­mu­nity input and feedback;
  • Seek­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for addi­tional fund­ing sources;
  • Pro­vid­ing com­mu­nity edu­ca­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties on reduc­ing impact of future flood­ing not mit­i­gated through the County funded projects; and
  • Work towards pos­si­ble reduc­tions in FEMA insur­ance rates

Appointed Mem­bers
Kevin Bloom
Frank Duran­taye
Debra Korb
Lori Lilly
Jason McMil­lan
Ken McNaughton
Dave Myers
Ron Peters
Bruno Reich
Deb­bie Slack Katz (Chair)

Flood Report

The His­toric Elli­cott City Flood Work­group pro­duced a report out­lin­ing rec­om­men­da­tions to the Howard County Exec­u­tive and County Coun­cil with the goal of pro­tect­ing the Elli­cott City His­toric Dis­trict by enhanc­ing pub­lic safety and min­i­miz­ing dam­age to prop­er­ties. Click here to view the report.

Elli­cott City Flood Preparedness

The Elli­cott City Clean Green and Safe Com­mit­tee pro­duced a flood pre­pared­ness video for the com­mu­nity with a Safety Grant from Bal­ti­more Gas & Elec­tric. Click here to view the video.

Con­tact

Raj Kud­chad­kar
Depart­ment of Plan­ning and Zon­ing
Email: rkudchadkar@howardcountymd.gov
Phone: 410−313−6376

Meet­ing Agen­das and Minutes

June 15, 2015

Agenda
Min­utes

July 13, 2015
Agenda
Min­utes

August 17, 2015
Agenda
• Min­utes (No Min­utes, Work­group Tour)

Sep­tem­ber 14, 2015
Agenda
Min­utes

Octo­ber 19, 2015
Agenda
Min­utes

Octo­ber 26, 2015
Agenda
Min­utes

Novem­ber 16, 2015
Agenda
Min­utes

Novem­ber 23, 2015

Jan­u­ary 11, 2016

Agenda
Min­utes

Feb­ru­ary 8, 2016

Agenda
Min­utes

April 18, 2016

Agenda
Min­utes

May 9, 2016

Agenda
Min­utes

June 13, 2016

Agenda
Min­utes — com­ing soon (review by the group, approval at August meeting)

August 25, 2016

Agenda
Min­utes

Sep­tem­ber 12, 2016

Agenda
Min­utes

Flood Report

The His­toric Elli­cott City Flood Work­group pro­duced a report out­lin­ing rec­om­men­da­tions to the Howard County Exec­u­tive and County Coun­cil with the goal of pro­tect­ing the Elli­cott City His­toric Dis­trict by enhanc­ing pub­lic safety and min­i­miz­ing dam­age to prop­er­ties. Click here to view the report.

Elli­cott City Flood Preparedness

The Elli­cott City Clean Green and Safe Com­mit­tee pro­duced a flood pre­pared­ness video for the com­mu­nity with a Safety Grant from Bal­ti­more Gas & Elec­tric. Click here to view the video.

Con­tact

Raj Kud­chad­kar
Depart­ment of Plan­ning and Zon­ing
Email: rkudchadkar@howardcountymd.gov
Phone: 410−313−6376

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