FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR BUFFALO COUNTY
 
UPDATE: 8:00 AM, 6/19/18 CTH B REMAINS CLOSED FROM STH 37 TO SAND RD.  ALL OTHER ROADS ARE OPEN.
 
WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT...BE VERY CAUTIOUS TO ENSURE YOU DO NOT DRIVE
INTO FLOOD WATERS. EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OVER THE WARNED AREA MAY CAUSE MUD SLIDES NEAR
STEEP TERRAIN.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS.
 
THE GROUND, ALREADY NEAR SATURATION FROM HEAVY RAINFALL, IT HAS A DIMINISHED ABILITY TO ABSORB ADDITIONAL RAINFALL.  THIS SITUATION CAN INCREASE FLOOD RISK.
DO NOT DRIVE INTO STANDING OR FLOWING WATER.  TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN.
-BUFFALO COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-

                                                                            MEMORANDUM

TO:                  LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES

FROM:            SONYA J. HANSEN    ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

DATE:            June 6th, 2018

SUBJECT:              INFORMATIONAL SESSION – ZONING ORDINANCE REVISION

The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors would like to invite you and your citizens to a Special Informational Session on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the Buffalo County Courthouse in the 3rd Floor CountyBoard Room in Alma, Wisconsin.  This meeting was originally scheduled for the beginning of June.  This is not apublic hearing.

Guest Speaker, Becky Roberts, Land Use Specialist with the Center for Land Use Education, UW –Stevens Point will provide educational resources to help local communities understand zoning options for Buffalo County. She will review the process for adopting the new county zoning ordinance, options for towns that wish to adopt and administer their own zoning ordinance and changes to expect if towns decide to opt out of general zoning.

A panel discussion will follow the presentation.  Panel members will include

  • Maria Nelson, Zoning Administrator for Pepin County
  • Kevin Lien, Director, Land Management for Trempealeau County 
  • Bob Colson, Planner/Zoning Administrator for Dunn County

The balance of the meeting will be open for questions and answers on the information presented.

This meeting will not focus on the Zoning Ordinance document. Many public meetings were held to obtain input, revisions were made based on comments received and the final draft is available on the Buffalo County website at www.buffalocounty.com.   If you have any questions regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance or maps, please contact the Zoning Administrator, Michael Owecke, at 608-685-6701 or e-mail him at michael.owecke@co.buffalo.wi.us.

The County Board anticipates making a decision on the Zoning Ordinance at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 23, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you.

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