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Regional Planning Commission

Announcements and New Products

The Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning Workgroup met on December 22, 2020 at a meeting organized by the SSCRPC. The Workgroup updated the Action Items Table from the 2015 Sangamon County Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan and discussed community hazard mitigation projects since the plan’s adoption in 2017. The report from the meeting is available HERE.

Planning Commission Project and Program Updates

The SSCRPC recently completed it's annual "Floodplain Mailing" this September. The major sources of flooding in Sangamon County are the Sangamon River and the South Fork of the Sangamon River. However, many other creeks, as well as Lake Springfield, can experience major flooding events. A 5% to 15% discount on flood insurance is available on property in unincorporated Sangamon County because a Community Rating System rating of 7 was assigned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency based on prevention activities undertaken by the County. This mailing is one of those activities.