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Clayton Launching Erosion Control/Stormwater Program 

Town of Clayton Engineering staff are developing an Erosion Control and Stormwater program to protect our rivers, streams and other precious water resources.

Staff is creating ordinances, policies and procedures that will help support this program and would like the public's input and feedback on the following two DRAFT ordinances:

The Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance is based on the State of North Carolina’s model ordinance and has been initially reviewed by Department of Environmental Quality staff. The draft ordinance aligns with the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act and the Town’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Permit. The proposed ordinance aligns with state requirements and other delegated programs such as Johnston County. Following public input, staff will go before the Sedimentation Control Commission (SCC) for an informal review. The ordinance will then go to Town Council for adoption prior to the Town requesting formal delegation from SCC. Staff anticipate this ordinance going into effect on January 1, 2021. 

The Illicit Discharge Ordinance is based on the Town’s NPDES Phase II permit minimum measure Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination that requires the Town to control connections and discharges into the Town’s Storm sewer system. Staff anticipate this ordinance going into effect on August 3, 2020.

Please provide input and feedback by Monday, July 13th, on these two draft ordinances by sending your comments to engineering@townofclaytonnc.org.

Chapter 153A of the North Carolina General Statutes delegated to local governmental units the responsibility to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizenry. As a result, the Town of Clayton has adopted a local Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. Staff proposed an amendment to the Town's Code of Ordinances in June 2018 to adopt the updated Flood Insurance Rate Map, which is required to maintain participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. The new maps are available for viewing on the N.C. Flood Mapping Program's website using the Flood Risk Information System (FRIS) viewer.

This ordinance is necessary for the following reasons: 

  1. The flood prone areas of the Town of Clayton are subject to periodic inundation which results in loss of life, property, health and safety hazards
  2. Floods can cause the disruption of commerce and governmental services 
  3. Floods can cause extraordinary public expenditures of flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base
  4. All of the above adversely impact the public health, safety, and general welfare 
  5. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance to property owners residing in Chatham County as a result of this ordinance and the county’s participation in the NFIP program. The county strongly encourages residents to participate in the NFIP. 
  6. The Town of Clayton is eligible for federal disaster funds as a result of this program.

USE GIS MAP TO SHOW FLOODPLAIN AREAS:  Johnston County's GIS website can be used to map the FEMA Regulatory Special Flood Hazard Area (see hatched floodplain area) for property owners. 

MORE INFORMATION: Please see the following links for further information or contact the Town of Clayton Floodplain Administrator at 919-553-5002.

Association of State Floodplain Managers: http://www.floods.org/index.asp?menuid=663

North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers: http://www.ncafpm.org/

North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program: http://www.ncfloodmaps.com/

Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/

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