Leon Valley
TX

Staff Report

Presentation and Discussion of Community Rating System (CRS) Classification.

Information

Department:Fire & EMSSponsors:Fire Chief Luis Valdez
Category:Report

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. CRS presentation

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this presentation is to announce and discuss the new Community Rating System (CRS) classification recently awarded to the City of Leon Valley. The Community Rating System (CRS) is a FEMA program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) standards. Depending on the level of participation, flood insurance rates for policy holders can be reduced.

 

The City of Leon Valley has received notice from the ISO and FEMA that it has been accepted as the newest CRS Community with a classification of 7. This results in a 15% discount in flood insurance premiums in homes within the Special Flood Hazard Area. There are 59 cities in Texas with a CRS rating, the highest is a Class 5, and the City of Live Oak is the only other CRS Community in Bexar County, also a Class 7.

 

Besides the benefit of reduced insurance rates, CRS floodplain management activities enhance public safety, reduce damages to property and public infrastructure, avoid economic disruption and losses, reduce human suffering, and protects the environment. Implementing some CRS activities can help projects qualify for certain other Federal assistance programs.

 

SEE LEON VALLEY

 

Social - This rating improves the safety for all citizens

 

Environmental - This rating improves our impact on the environment through floodplain management

 

Economic Development - Avoids economic interruption, and saves money to businesses and citizens

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The work to earn this rating came at no cost. The rating results in an annual savings to combined households between $15,000 and $30,000.

 

STRATEGIC GOALS

 

Strategy #2 - Safety and Security

Strategy #5 - Environmental Sustainability

 

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RECOMMENDATION

 

None

 

Meeting History

May 2, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Fire Chief Luis Valdez presented this item to announce and discuss the new Community Rating System (CRS) classification recently awarded to the City of Leon Valley. The Community Rating System (CRS) is a FEMA program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) standards. Depending on the level of participation, flood insurance rates for policy holders can be reduced.

The City of Leon Valley has received notice from the ISO and FEMA that it has been accepted as the newest CRS Community with a classification of 7. This results in a 15% discount in flood insurance premiums in homes within the Special Flood Hazard Area. There are 59 cities in Texas with a CRS rating, the highest is a Class 5, and the City of Live Oak is the only other CRS Community in Bexar County, also a Class 7.

Besides the benefit of reduced insurance rates, CRS floodplain management activities enhance public safety, reduce damages to property and public infrastructure, avoid economic disruption and losses, reduce human suffering, and protects the environment. Implementing some CRS activities can help projects qualify for certain other Federal assistance programs.

The work to earn this rating came at no cost. The rating results in an annual savings to combined households between $15,000 and $30,000.

Chief Valdez recognized and thanked Public Works Director Melinda Moritz and her team as well as the Leon Valley Public Library for all they have done to assist him in making this happen.

ยท Matthew Hodde, 5905 El Verde Road thanked Chief for all his hard work and wanted to know what the county was doing to assist.

City Manager Kelly Kuenstler stressed that Leon Valley was the ONLY city in the State of Texas to receive this award. Chief Valdez added that Leon Valley is also the ONLY city in Bexar County to ever receive this award.

RESULT:PRESENTED

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