• Hendricks County joins rating system to allow residents to save on flood insurance

    June 13, 2012 No comments

    Hendricks County homeowners can now save on flood insurance.

    Hendricks County has officially joined the Community Rating System, a voluntary incentive program of the National Flood Insurance Program encouraging floodplain management that exceeds the NFIP’s requirements.

    County commissioners were presented with a plaque for the achievement by representatives of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at their meeting Tuesday.

    Greg Main of IDNR’s division of water, who serves as the state’s NFIP coordinator, noted that there are more than 400 Indiana communities in NFIP, but Hendricks is only the 19th member in the CRS. It means the county is now a Class A community.

    Because of that rating, county residents are now eligible for a 10 percent discount on flood insurance..

    In other Hendrocks County business, County commissioners tabled resolutions until its June 26 meeting that are now required by state law.

    One is an anti-nepotism measure that restricts local officials from hiring or promoting their relatives. Another addresses conflict of interest. With that, local elected officials must disclose if they’re related to anyone receiving a government contract for goods or services.

    Some current local government officials are being grandfathered in under the new law. However, any nepotism that occurs after July 1 could result in the state shutting down a local government entity that doesn’t comply with the new standards.

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