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Project Partners


City of Alabaster

Brett Tucker, PE

City Engineer

City Hall

1953 Municipal Way
Alabaster, AL 35007

​205-664-6823


Schoel Engineering

William Thomas, PE, CFM
Senior Environmental Project Manager
1001 22nd St S
Birmingham, AL 35205
205-323-6166


Lehe Planning, LLC

James E. Lehe, AICP

Manager

300 Century Park S, Ste 216

Birmingham, AL 35226

205-978-3633



Goals of FMP

The City of Alabaster is committed to creating and maintaining a flood-resistant community.  The development of a Floodplain Management Plan (FMP) will help the City mitigate against the potential impacts of flooding. The Plan will provide an overall strategy, measures, and projects that aim to reduce the risk of flooding in the city.  The following benefits are expected: 


  • Identification of existing and future flood-related hazards;
  • Development of mitigation measures and activities related to flooding;
  • Continuity with land use and comprehensive planning programs;
  • Education for residents and property owners regarding flood loss reduction measures and natural function of floodplains; 
  • Increased understanding and support for activities and projects; and
  • Potential participation in the Community Rating System (CRS).  

City of Alabaster 2017 Floodplain Management Plan

Community Rating System 

The Community Rating System (CRS) encourages communities to create flood management plans and develop flood mitigation activities beyond that which is required by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Communities participating in the CRS receive reduced flood insurance premium rates and become eligible for other Federal assistance programs.  


In order for a community to receive credit under the CRS, it must address the three goals and follow a 10-step planning process.  Goals of the CRS: 


  1. Reduce flood damage to insurable property;
  2. Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP, and
  3. Encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.

The 2017 Alabaster Floodplain

Management Plan

Floodplain Management Planning Committee

​The Floodplain Management Planning Committee (Planning Committee), in conjunction with the project partners, ensure that the FMP's goals and objectives are consistent with citywide programs and activities.  The Planning Committee is comprised of experts from various departments addressing the following categories: 


  • Preventive measures;
  • Property protection;
  • Natural resource protection;
  • Emergency services;
  • Structural flood control projects; and
  • Public information.


​FMPC Meeting Schedule.  The FMPC will meet five times throughout the development of the 2017 Plan, as announced here, along with the agenda, slide presentation and committee exercises for each meeting:


Kickoff Meeting:  August 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.                           

                          City Hall

​                          1953 Municipal Way

                          Alabaster, AL 35007

Click here for agenda and slide presentation.

           

Meeting #2:        October 17, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

                          City Hall Conference Room

                         

Click here for agenda and slide presentation.                     


Meeting #3:        December 12, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

                          City Hall Conference Room


Click here for agenda and slide presentation.

                                                   

Meeting #4:        March 13, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

                          City Hall Conference Room


​Click here for agenda, slide presentation, and Alternative Mitigation Measures Exercise.


Meeting #5:        May 15, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

                          City Hall Conference Room


Click here for agenda, slide presentation, and Action Plan.



Floodplain Management

Community Meetings

Public awareness and understanding of the FMP's purpose is critical to the success of the overall plan.  During the planning process, project partners will conduct two community meetings open to the general public - one at the beginning of the planning process and one upon completion of the draft plan, prior to adoption.  Meeting dates and locations will be posted here:   


A public event for community participation in the preparation of the 2017 Alabaster Floodplain Management Plan coincided with the National Night Out public safety event held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  This event at the Promenade South parking lot in front of Target on South Colonial Parkway in Alabaster allowed the public to discuss flooding issues with the planning team, obtain various public information brochures, and view various flood maps prepared for the plan.  In addition, a community survey questionnaire allowed participants to record their observations and recommendations for floodplain management.  Community survey results and event photos can be found in Appendix F "Community Involvement Documentation" below.


A second public event for community participation was held on July 9, 2018 immediately following the Council Meeting at City Hall.  A community survey questionnaire again allowed participants to record their observations, concerns, and recommendations for floodplain management.