Floodplain Re-Mapping Information

Preliminary Floodplain Maps Released by FEMA

The Village of Roselle hosted an informational meeting on July 17, 2017, to review updated preliminary floodplain maps that were recently released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These maps replace previously issued maps that were released in June 2015.  Preliminary report materials are available for preview on the FEMA website. After performing a search for Illinois - DuPage County, use Item ID codes 17043C0032J, 17043C0051J, 17043C0052J, 17043C0053J, 17043C0054J, and 17043C0056J, to view Roselle data.

Letter to Affected Residents

On behalf of Mayor Andy Maglio and Village Administrator Jeff O’Dell, I thank you for attending the informational Neighborhood Meeting hosted by the Village of Roselle. We understand that this floodplain re-mapping issue will have a significant effect on both you and your property values. In the upcoming months, we will be working with FEMA, Illinois State Water Survey, and DuPage County Stormwater to minimize the impact to Roselle residents.

As discussed at the Neighborhood Meeting, the 30-day public comment period is now open. An electronic version of a form letter that you can use to comment on the maps is available for download (PDF). Your comments are due by 4:00 PM August 25, 2017. I suggest e-mailing a PDF copy to Ms. Shelly Fuller at mlfuller@illinois.edu along with a hard copy via mail well in advance of the August 25th deadline. Any information that you can add relative to historical flood heights would be extremely helpful. Please copy me on the letter also, at ggruen@roselle.il.us.

Responses from FEMA to the previous round of comments completed in 2015 are also available for download (PDF). Unfortunately, the 2017 Preliminary Maps are relatively the same as the 2015 Preliminary Maps. However, as a result of your comments, DuPage County has agreed to re-study the Spring Brook Creek watershed. Ideally, the results of the re-study will remove several properties from the floodplain. I am anticipating that the results of the re-study will be available around January 1, 2018.

I will keep in contact with everyone on the list via e-mail. I am also in the process of developing a web page on the Village of Roselle website dedicated to this floodplain re-mapping issue. In the interim, please do not hesitate to contact me or Public Works Director Victor Ramirez should you have any other questions or concerns.

Sincerely, Gregory S. Gruen, P.E.
Village Engineer
Village of Roselle

Village's Response to FEMA

The Village of Roselle officially corresponded with FEMA on August 15, 2017, to request that the appropriate authorities at FEMA re-study the Spring Brook Creek and Meacham Creek Watersheds and, most importantly, approve a reduced flood height in these areas.
Village's letter to FEMA