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Selma Estates Project Update: September 9, 2022

Posted on September 9, 2022 at 4:15 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

Project Update: September 9, 2022

At its meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, the Board of Supervisors’ Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee will consider three items needed for the next steps of the Selma Estates Mitigation project. 

All three are necessary to address flood mitigation efforts in Selma Estates. They would enable the county to take advantage of recent changes in Virginia law, which allow for local flood mitigation and prevention grant funds to be provided to private property owners. The three items are:

  1. Flood Mitigation Guidelines. These guidelines provide a means for the county to implement a one-time mitigation effort for eligible property owners in the Selma Estates Subdivision, as approved by the Board in October 2021. By adopting these guidelines, the county could enable eligible homeowners to access grant funding for projects that would mitigate the risk of recurring flooding issues on their properties.
  2. Loudoun County Local Resilience Plan. Adopting this plan would allow the county to participate in the Virginia Flood Mitigation and Protection Grant Program and to apply for funding for community flood prevention and mitigation projects through the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund.
  3. Flood Mitigation and Protection Grant Program Ordinance. This ordinance would allow the county to establish a grant program that would assist residents in implementing flood mitigation and protection on private property. By adopting this ordinance, the county could make it possible for eligible property owners in Selma Estates to apply for county assistance.

View the Action Item prepared for the September 13 meeting (PDF). It includes the three proposed items for consideration.

To view the meeting live, or access the meeting video after it takes place, please visit this webpage.

If you have questions regarding the next steps in this process, please contact Maggie Auer, project manager, by email, or call 703-777-0222.