Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0211    Version: 1 Name: IDNR IGA 379
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/27/2020 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/11/2020
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 $1,732,968 and funded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources, (IDNR-OWR) Flood Mitigation program.
Attachments: 1. IDNR IGA 379 Cover Memo, 2. IDNR SMC IGA 379
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 $1,732,968 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-379) for the buyout of eight 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, several homes are substantially damaged, and several properties are located in a "low to moderate income area," and all properties are located in the floodway.
* Property will be initially transferred to 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 $1,732,968 which is not included in the current year budget. SMC will use funding for project expenditures which will be reimbursed by the IDNR-OWR.

Body
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 floodprone parcels and demolish the structures to create open space 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 gr...

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