Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance (June 11, 2013) (PDF format 3MB)
Community Adoption of Revised Ordinance
The Lake County Board adopted four amendments to the county-wide Watershed Development Ordinance (Ordinance) on June 11, 2013. The adoption period for communities to adopt the revised WDO began June 11, 2013.
The amended WDO is now effective and includes the latest floodplain maps prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency along with new vertical datum references.
Please see the following documents for your use:
Documents that will be sent soon once finalized:
· Hard copies of the updated Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance will be printed and distributed shortly.
All Communities in Lake County are required to adopt the revised Ordinance within the adoption period which is from June 11 - September 18, 2013. It is required to:
· Remain in good standing in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Minimum
· Maintain Community Certification Status
The Ordinance adoption template is in Microsoft Word format and changes can be made to the form as needed by the Community. After the Ordinance has been executed by the Community Corporate Authority and signed by the Community President/Mayor, please mail an original to SMC in order to stay in compliance with the above requirements. All original executed and signed forms must be returned to SMC by September 18, 2013.
SMC is available to meet with communities regarding the adoption procedures or to provide technical assistance on this and all Ordinance related issues at any time.