The Pitt County Board of Commissioners will hold a virtual public hearing on Monday, May 18, 2020, at or after 6:00pm regarding proposed amendments to the Pitt County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. These amendments will allow Pitt County and the Municipalities of Ayden, Bethel, Grifton, Grimesland, Simpson, and Winterville to remain in compliance with the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); will incorporate changes to some of the floodplain maps; and will include future updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). This hearing will be held in the Eugene James Auditorium on the second floor of the County Administration Building located at 1717 W. 5th Street, Greenville, N.C.
The purpose of the public hearing is to gather public comment and input on the proposed amendments to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance prior to the decision by the Board of County Commissioners. The proposed amendments and affected floodplain maps are available for public review at the Pitt County Planning Department Floodplain Management website, www.pittcountync.gov/295/Floodplain-Management. Citizens interested in obtaining additional information on the proposed amendments should contact the Pitt County Planning Department (252-902-3250).
Due to Governor Cooper’s Executive “Stay At Home” Order, in-person attendance will be limited to no more than 10 essential government staff. Members of the public wishing to comment may submit written comments to the Pitt County Clerk to the Board via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via regular mail to the Clerk’s attention at 1717 West 5th Street, Greenville, NC 27834. Written comments will be received from the date of this notice until 24 hours after the public hearing. Additionally, those who wish to speak during the meeting may call the Clerk to the Board at (252) 902-2950 up to two hours prior to the meeting to receive instructions on how to participate virtually.