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The next Planning Commission meeting is being held on July 27th at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in a specific topic, please visit the  Boards and Committees page for more information.

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The next meeting of the York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (YAMPO) will be held on August 6, at 9:00 a.m. located at the York County 911 Center. For more information, please visits the  Boards and Committees page on our website.

June, 2015

 

 


To keep you updated on activities and current events, the York County Planning Commission has created E-Alerts.  These E-Alerts are just another way to keep you connected with what is taking place in and around your community.  Please explore the articles below or visit the links to the left for other helpful information.

York County Home Improvement Program 

 

The County's Home Improvement Program (HIP) is looking for qualified applicants to participate. The program is a zero interest deferred loan program designed to help income eligible resident homeowners in York County by providing financial and technical assistance for home repairs including, but not limited to, roofing, windows, plumbing, heating, electrical, sidewalks, septic and water/sewer hookups.  Click here to view additional information on the program that can be found on our website. Please direct any questions you may have to Kim Walston at kwalson@ycpc.org.        

 

PEMA Circular for Non-Disaster Grant Programs

   

The YCPC has received information from PEMA regarding the Year 2015 Non-Disaster Grant Program and we are forwarding this information for your consideration. The PEMA Circular providing information on the grants is attached (click here).  

 

 

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY 

HOME Investment Partnership Program

The County's Affordable Housing Development Program is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program provides funds for the construction and rehabilitation of rental housing as well as homeownership opportunities for low to moderate income households throughout the County.

The York County Planning Commission, representing the County of York, will be accepting applications for funding through September 30, 2015. Special Consideration will be given to those applications proposing affordable housing development in the Hanover area. Effective June 19, 2014 applications will be available at the Planning Commission office 28 E. Market Street York. We will also be providing an electronic application on our website click here to see the application.  To see the Program Funding Guide, click here.

Any questions can be directed to Dory Brannon, Chief of Housing, at dbrannon@ycpc.org. 

 Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan

What you need to know about: 

Reporting on the Regional Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan

Please click here to view flier

 

  National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 

FEMA launched a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) call center pilot program to serve and support policyholders with the servicing of their claims. 

The NFIP call center can be reached at 1-800-621-3362, and will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CDT) Monday through Friday. Specialists will be available to assist policyholders with their claims, provide general information regarding their policies, and/or offer technical assistance to aid in recovery.

 

Call center staff will be able to answer questions such as "How do I file a flood insurance claim?, What type of documentation is needed?, Can I still obtain disaster assistance even though I have a flood policy?" as well as more complicated insurance questions about the extent of coverage, policy ratings, and more. The call center will also be open to disaster survivors who have general questions about the NFIP.

 

Disaster survivors and policyholders are asked to have the following information available when contacting the call center:

- Contact information (Name, telephone number, email address if applicable);

- Policy number;

- Address of damaged property; and

- Name of flood insurance carrier.

 

 

Federal Fiscal Year 2015 application period for non-disaster related hazard mitigation grants is now open.

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) application period is currently open and will close in Pennsylvania on Friday, August 7, 2015.  Grants submitted after this date will be held until the 2016 grant application period.   Interested/eligible parties should submit a PEMA non-disaster letter of intent which can be found on their website  click here

More information on each of these grants can be found on FEMA's website at www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance.

 

 

L273: Managing Floodplain Development

through the National Flood Insurance Program

 

 

Register today!

 

 

This course is typically offered only a few times each year at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD. FEMA Region III staff will be conducting the in-depth, four day training course in Cumberland County on July 20-23, 2015 - don't miss this opportunity! This course is designed to provide an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance. Hands-on exercises are included to allow participants to better apply the information in their communities. Local officials responsible for administering local floodplain management ordinances, including but not limited to floodplain management administrators, building inspectors, code enforcement/zoning officers, planners, city/county managers, attorneys, engineers, and public works officials. Federal/state/regional floodplain managers also are encouraged to attend. The course is designed for those officials with limited floodplain management experience. This course is excellent preparation for the Certified Floodplain Manager Exam.

 

Please click here to register for this course. 

 

 PEMA Hazard Mitigation Courses 

PEMA is offering a G318 and L273 course in August.

 

To register, go to the PEMA Learning Management System and type in keywords Hazard Mitigation or flood.  http://www.centrelearn.com 

 

PEMA Course Announcement G 318 Course 5-6 August 2015; to see this announcement click here.   

PEMA Course Announcement L273 August 11-14 2015; to see this announcement click here

 

 

 

We will continue to send out periodic updates to keep you updated and connected with what is happening in and around York County.  Please continue to visit our website for the latest news.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,


Felicia S. Dell
Director
York County Planning Commission

York County Planning Commission | (717) 771-9870 | wgobrecht@ycpc.org |
28 East Market Street
York, PA 17401-1580