Good­man City Clerk Com­pletes Train­ing

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Good­man City Clerk Karla McNor­ton can add Flood Plains Man­ager to her long list of job du­ties.

McNor­ton suc­cess­fully com­pleted Flood Plain Man­age­ment train­ing on July 27-28 in Jef­fer­son City, learn­ing more about dif­fer­ent types of flood­ing, flood fringe ar­eas and flood zones.

McNor­ton learned a great deal about cer­tain re­stric­tions that ap­ply for those who choose to build in a flood plain, in­clud­ing the height of a house’s bot­tom floor.

Though Good­man doesn’t ex­pe­ri­ence much flood­ing, McDon­ald County does, she said.

Good­man is part of the Harry S. Tru­man Co­or­di­nat­ing Coun­cil’s Haz­ardous Mit­i­ga­tion pro­gram, and cer­tain cri­te­ria must be met to re­main com­pli­ant. A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the city was re­quired to par­tic­i­pate in the Flood Plain Man­age­ment train­ing.

One of the ben­e­fits of be­ing a part of the pro­gram in­cludes res­i­dents’ el­i­gi­bil­ity for flood in­sur­ance, she said.

The Haz­ardous Mit­i­ga­tion pro­gram is eval­u­ated ev­ery five years, she added.

McNor­ton said she is grate­ful to have learned a great deal about flood plain man­age­ment.

“It was very, very in­ter­est­ing,” she said.

The Good­man City Coun­cil ap­proved McNor­ton to at­tend the train­ing.


Good­man City Clerk Karla McNor­ton shows her cer­tifi­cate af­ter suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing a Flood Plain Man­age­ment course in Jef­fer­son City in late July.

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