Building Codes Move Closer to Being Required For Construction In Flood Plains

By Lon Anderson
Moorefield Examiner

The good news for the Hardy Planning Commission at its February meeting was that its draft flood plain building code proposal cleared another significant hurdle: a successful review of critical language by the WVU Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic.

In fact, in his response to the County’s proposed flood plain code language, Jesse Richardson, Jr., the lead land use attorney at the Clinic, told the Commissioners that “in my opinion, the proposed changes to the State Sample Ordinance are not only appropriate, but in most cases improve upon the Sample Ordinance.”

“They did make some recommendations and we changed them

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