Goodman City Clerk Completes Training
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.