Lake County, IL
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File #: 19-1290    Version: 1 Name: IDNR-OWR Emergency Appropriation
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2019 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 8/13/2019
Title: Joint resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation for the Lake County Flood Hazard Mitigation Project by the Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) in the amount of $3,845,091 and funded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources, (IDNR-OWR) Flood Mitigation program.
Attachments: 1. IDNR-OWR Grant Agreement Approval-County Board Bullets 080719, 2. Lake County IGA (002) Redacted Attachment A
Title
Joint resolution authorizing an emergency appropriation for the Lake County Flood Hazard Mitigation Project by the Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) in the amount of $3,845,091 and funded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources, (IDNR-OWR) Flood Mitigation program.

Staff Summary
* SMC has authorized an agreement with the IDNR-OWR for a grant (Contract Number OWR-371) for the buyout of 12 flood-prone properties throughout Lake County, Illinois.
* Properties are designated as Federal Emergency Management Agenda (FEMA) "Severe Repetitive Loss" (SRL) and "Repetitive Loss" (RL) properties, four homes are substantially damaged, several properties are located in a "low to moderate income area", and all properties are located in the floodway.
* Property will be acquired initially by the County of Lake and then transferred to local municipality, township or other local governments upon completion of the project.
* Emergency appropriations are needed for the total project cost of $3,845,091, which is not included in the current year budget. SMC will use funding for project expenditures which will be reimbursed by the IDNR-OWR.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) is undertaking a voluntary flood-prone property buyout project through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources (IDNR-OWR) Flood Mitigation Program to purchase and demolish twelve structures throughout Lake County which are subject to repetitive flooding; and

WHEREAS, the Stormwater Management Commission has authorized an agreement with the IDNR-OWR to manage the entire grant project, through property appraisal to structure demolition and property restoration as perpetual open space; and

WHEREAS, the SMC has authorized staff time for grant management and technical services toward the cost of implementing the IDNR-OWR Flood Mitigation Program grant; and

WHEREAS, the SMC has authorized ...

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