Bulletin Staff Report

The board of directors of the Brown County Water Improvement District No. 1 will host a meeting today of developers, public officials and citizens affected by flood plain changes proposed by FEMA.

General Manager Dennis Spinks said the FEMA plan would raise the flood plain level from 1,435 feet above sea level to 1,443 feet. The lower current level is the easement level held by the district for flood waters around Lake Brownwood.

County officials have said the change, if it goes into effect, would have significant impact on residential development around the lake especially, and would significantly raise the cost of flood insurance. County commissioners have called a special meeting in order to discuss the situation.

The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at the water district office, 501 E. Baker.

The water district board of directors has called its May meeting for 5 p.m. today. Agenda items include canvassing of returns from Saturday’s election, administering the oath of office to directors, approval of the audit for the past year and discussion of a proposal for treated water service to the City of Early and the Zephyr Water Supply Corporation.

The sale of several lots at Peninsula Subdivision and Robertson Point will be considered, and a proposal from Senior Lake Patrolman Jim Whiteley will be considered. The board will consider filling the position of lake patrolman, after an executive session.