Attention: All Nelson County Residents and Property Owners: Act Now!

192 Signatures Goal: 1,000




Let's ensure that Nelson County flood plains are as safe as possible!






Dear Nelson County Board of Supervisors:

We the residents and landowners of Nelson County strongly encourage you to approve and adopt the proposed amendments to our Floodplain Ordinance that are now, or will shortly be, before you. We also want the Board of Supervisors to invite the Department of Conservation & Recreation to come to Nelson County to give a public flood plain workshop. Over the last five months, the Planning Commission has taken into consideration all of the ways that these amendments could affect the businesses and residents of Nelson County and have fine-tuned the language of the amendments to create a document they unanimously feel is in the best interest of Nelson County.

Among other benefits, these amendments would:

1. Give Nelson County the opportunity to lower floodplain insurance for its homeowners and business owners.

2. Prohibit Critical Facilities, Hazardous Materials & Non-Native fill in Special Flood Hazard Areas

Hurricane Camille left a permanent mark on our county, a mark that exists both on the land itself and in the hearts of its residents. On top of this history, Nelson has 6 out of the 8 "High Risk Flood Hazard Areas" defined by the American Society of Civil Engineers, including flash flooding, mudslides, erosion, alluvial fans, ice jams, and high velocity flows, making it even more imperative that our Board of Supervisors take prudent action to protect Nelson by adopting the amendments to our Floodplain Ordinance.

Thank you for your wisdom and service.


PLEASE NOTE: We are asking that ONLY Nelson County residents and property owners sign this petition.


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  • Jane Twitmyer
    Jane Twitmyer United States, Nellysford
    Mar 18, 2017
    Mar 18, 2017
    The recent consulting soils and slope evaluations describing the inadequacy of the DEIS for the ACP clearly shows Nelson County mustv strengthen our Inland Wetlandsa regulations.
  • Marcia G Gibbons
    Marcia G Gibbons United States, Des Moines
    Mar 17, 2017
    Mar 17, 2017
    Dear County Board of supervisors. Please adopt this new floodplain ordinance. I live in Davis Creek and with the knowledge of what happenedwith Hurricane Camille, I feel it would be wise to take the Planning Commission' s recommendations.
    Respectfully, Marcia Gibbons
  • Peter Agelasto IV
    Peter Agelasto IV United States, Afton
    Mar 16, 2017
    Mar 16, 2017
    This is vital to the health, safety and future of Nelson County. Please invite the Department of Conservation & Recreation to come to Nelson County to give a public flood plain workshop.

    Thank you.
  • John Barbour
    John Barbour United States, Lynchburg
    Mar 16, 2017
    Mar 16, 2017
    I lived through Camille and witnessed the Nelson county destruction first-hand. History has a way of repeating itself. I encourage you to support this ammendment.
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