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

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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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