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Code Enforcement, Adjustments and Appeals Board seeks public input

CaptureFloodplainWhen looking at future development and natural floodplain functions, communities may adopt regulations that exceed the minimum criteria of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Florida Building Code (FBC). For although the NFIP and FBC minimum standards provide a great deal of flood protection, many communities adopt higher standards that better reflect the local situations specific communities must face.

The City of St. Augustine is currently considering adopting standards that will exceed the minimum standards of the NFIP and FBC, and also focus on the areas that would be reasonable requirements. The proposed document includes four primary sections: Cumulative Substantial Improvement, Freeboard, Foundation Protection, and Local Drainage protection.

The city’s Code Enforcement, Adjustments and Appeals Board (CEAAB) is inviting the community to review and comment on the proposed new standards. To review the document click here.

To submit comments to the CEAAB, email them to spartin@citystaug.com or mail them to CEAAB, c/o Planning and Building Department, 75 King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084.

The CEAAB initiated a discussion on the new standards at its June meeting and will continue at its July 18 meeting, so comments should be submitted by Thursday, July 13.

For more information, contact the Planning and Building Department at 904.825.1065.