The Appeal meeting on April 9, 2014 has been rescheduled to April 23, 2014 at 6 pm.
Layton City has reviewed the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and the associated backup data provided by the State of Utah and FEMA. Layton City intends to appeals the new maps based on the following criteria:
-Layton City has over 20 regional storm drain detention ponds that are used to reduce the downstream peak flow. The FEMA study only include 2 of the detention ponds
-The hypothetical storm that was used in the FEMA study is not standard for this part of the country.
It is our recommendation that FEMA incorporate all of the regional detention basins and use a hypothetical storm that was developed for this part of the country. We believe those changes will greatly reduce the flood discharge flow rate and the associate floodplain delineation.
Layton City has hired Bowen Collins & Associates, Inc.in Draper, Utah to revise the hydraulics and hydrology studies using the recommended criteria noted above. We believe the maps generated from the study by Bowen Collins will represent the most up-to-date and accurate information for Layton City.
An appeal meeting is scheduled for April 23, 2014 at 6 pm in the City Council Chambers at the Layton City Center. Residents are encouraged to attend to view the maps and make comments. The revised maps will be submitted as a formal appeal to FEMA along with any appeals and protests received from the public regarding the preliminary flood insurance rate maps.