Posts Tagged ‘Floodplain Management’

Floodplain Manager Trainings Start in January

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by Leslie_Zucker
CCEUC Educator Brent Gotsch is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), a certification recognized both nationally and by the Association of State Floodplain Managers. Gotsch offers a free course in the NYC Watershed on preparing to become a CFM.

CCEUC Edu­ca­tor Brent Gotsch is a Cer­ti­fied Flood­plain Man­ager (CFM), a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion rec­og­nized both nation­ally and by the Asso­ci­a­tion of State Flood­plain Man­agers. Gotsch offers a free course in the NYC Water­shed on prepar­ing to become a CFM.

Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster County (CCEUC) and the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram will host a series of train­ings early next year to pre­pare local offi­cials to take the Cer­ti­fied Flood­plain Man­agers (CFM) exam­i­na­tion. CCEUC Resource Edu­ca­tor, Brent Gotsch, who is a Cer­ti­fied Flood­plain Man­ager, will be lead­ing the trainings.

Code Enforce­ment Offi­cers and other town offi­cials ben­e­fit from becom­ing CFMs. A high level of knowl­edge about the National Flood Insur­ance Pro­gram and asso­ci­ated flood­plain reg­u­la­tions is needed to obtain the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Through its train­ings, CCEUC has helped 12 local offi­cials pre­pare for and pass the CFM exam.

The train­ings are free of charge and held weekly from Jan­u­ary to April at the Shan­daken Town Hall. Any­one located in a New York City West of Hud­son Water­shed com­mu­nity is eli­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate. While per­son­nel from town or vil­lage build­ing depart­ments are most likely to ben­e­fit from the train­ing, other munic­i­pal offi­cials can as well. Plan­ning Board mem­bers, High­way Super­in­ten­dents, and Town Super­vi­sors have all taken the train­ing and gone on to earn their CFM.

If you are a munic­i­pal offi­cial in the New York City West of Hud­son Water­shed and are inter­ested in tak­ing this train­ing, please con­tact Brent Gotsch at 845–688-3047 or via email at bwg37@cornell.edu. Train­ings are expected to begin early in Jan­u­ary 2019 and run weekly until about mid-April.

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Elevation Certificate Training

Posted on: October 7th, 2016 by Caroline Stupple

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Join the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram and Rob Flaner, Cer­ti­fied Flood­plain Man­ager of Tetra Tech, on Mon­day, Octo­ber 17 in Mount Trem­per, NY at the Emer­son Resort and Spa for a spe­cial Ele­va­tion Cer­tifi­cate Work­shop. Event will run from 9:00am to 3:30pm and lunch will be pro­vided. The train­ing will guide par­tic­i­pants through all the nec­es­sary steps to cor­rectly com­plete and review a FEMA ele­va­tion cer­tifi­cate. Top­ics to be dis­cussed include:

  • The impor­tance of ele­va­tion cer­tifi­cates in sound flood­plain management
  • Tuto­r­ial on how to find ele­va­tion cer­tifi­cates online, how to use fil­l­able forms and instruc­tion on how to prop­erly sub­mit them
  • Instruc­tion on how to prop­erly fill out each sec­tion of the ele­va­tion cer­tifi­cate with descrip­tion on how and where infor­ma­tion for each item can be obtained
  • How to iden­tify the proper build­ing dia­gram for Item A7 in the ele­va­tion certificate
  • In-depth dis­cus­sion on the dif­fer­ence between each build­ing dia­gram with spe­cial atten­tion paid to com­mon build­ings found in the Catskill region
  • Guid­ance on  com­ple­tion of sur­veys includ­ing method­olo­gies and pro­to­cols for all ele­va­tion cer­tifi­cate Sec­tion C fields
  • Com­mon errors asso­ci­ated with ele­va­tion cer­tifi­cates and how to iden­tify and cor­rect them
  • Appro­pri­ate  fil­ing and stor­age strate­gies with empha­sis on how to be com­pli­ant with Com­mu­nity Rat­ing Sys­tem (CRS) requirements
  • Exam­ples and exer­cises for par­tic­i­pants to prac­tice the knowl­edge gained in the workshop

Addi­tion­ally, we antic­i­pate that Cer­ti­fied Flood­plain Man­agers, Code Enforce­ment Offi­cials, and Pro­fes­sional Land Sur­vey­ors will receive approx­i­mately six hours of con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion credit upon com­ple­tion of this course.

The work­shop is free, how­ever, reg­is­tra­tion is required due to lim­ited space. Please con­tact Brent Gotsch at 845–688-3047 Ext. 3 or  bwg37@cornell.edu to reg­is­ter for the course or if you have ques­tions.
Please RSVP no later Wednes­day Octo­ber 12 in order to hold your spot!
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