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Everyone has heard the saying “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it ...” There may have been a time when Jeffersonville was broken, but it’s not anymore. 

Since 2012, we’ve witnessed big changes in Jeff. We’ve watched as our city has grown and become one of the best places in the state to work and raise a family. It’s an exciting time in our hometown and we are definitely a city on the move.
Last year alone we took some pretty big steps toward making Jeffersonville a better place for everyone:
Six thousand jobs in four years, announcements of $100 million in commercial and retail investment on the east end of Hwy 62, a new downtown marina, plans for another $35 million retail project on Veterans Parkway, plans for more than $50 million in development at the corner of 10th and Spring streets and Court Avenue and Mulberry Street ... That’s just a recap of some of the biggest developments in 2015.
How do you top that?
Everything we’ve done in the last four years has been accomplished by focusing on five specific goals:
(1) Improving quality of life
(2) Protecting neighborhoods
(3) Growing the local economy
(4) Keeping the city fiscally strong
(5) Planning for the future
That’s been our plan for success in Jeffersonville so far and it’s definitely working, so we’re not going to change a thing.
Already in 2016:
• We’ve put a plan into motion to create residential development right in the epicenter of the excitement downtown.
• Seen plans for the development of the city’s gateway start to take shape.
• Embarked on the first phase of setting up an art district in Jeffersonville.
• Welcomed several businesses as they continue to set up shop in our city, staking their claim on our future here.
• Seen progress on a couple of major developments that will spread the success and excitement of downtown to the north side of Court Avenue.
• Entered a new phase in our plans for the revitalization of 10th Street.
• Approved plans for a road improvement project on Holmans Lane.
All of that (and more) and it's only April! As we head into the busy season, things are moving full speed ahead. And the to-do list in Jeff just keeps growing. A lot more opportunities are on the horizon and Jeff’s best days are still ahead.
So many people have come together to help Jeffersonville achieve these successes. I’ve never been more proud of my hometown or the people who are dedicated to making it the best city in Indiana. I am extremely excited about the leadership potential on our city council. And I am thrilled to have the chance to work with a group that shares my objective of putting Jeffersonville first.
I think you’re going to start to see that with all of us working together, there isn’t anything we can’t do.

Mayor Mike Moore

 

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps, Rate Insurance Study

Communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program have established repositories of flood hazard data for floodplain management and flood insurance purposes.

The City of Jeffersonville has received from FEMA the Revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for Clark County and Incorporated Areas for review and comment before the final adoption of the maps.

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), will host a Flood Risk Information Open House on Thursday, November 1, 2012, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Clark County Government Building, Conference Room, 501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130.  The Open House will provide Clark County residents with an opportunity to review a recently completed preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

The FIS and the FIRMs provide base flood information, delineate areas subject to significant flood hazards within the county, and offer information public officials may use when permitting development in the floodplain.

The Open House will be staffed with representatives from various local, state and federal agencies who will provide the most current information about flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development regulations, and the process for floodplain mapping within Clark County.  The newly prepared preliminary floodplain maps will be on display.  Once the maps become effective, these maps will be used by floodplain permit officials, builders and developers, lenders, realtors, insurance agents and the general public to determine flood risk, develop mitigation measures, and encourage wise and responsible risk management decision-making.

Property owners, realtors, lenders and insurance agents are urged to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about flood risk and hazard mitigation within their community.  For more information, contact John Devine, FEMA Region V Program Specialist, at (312) 408-5567 or Marge Dworak, FEMA Region V Outreach Specialist, at (312) 408-5527.

FEMAS’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

The general public is invited to review the preliminary floodplain map and learn about risks in their community.  Those interested may drop in at any time during the event to talk one-on-one with FEMA and Indiana Department of Natural Resources representatives.

Printed copies can be viewed at the City’s Building Commissioner’s office, City Engineer’s office or on-line at the links below.   

If you have any questions, please contact:

Deb Ashack, Stormwater Coordinator, at 812-280-3885

Russ Seagraves, Building Commissioner, at 812- 285-6412 

If you wish to view the printed copies, please call ahead to assure someone is available to help.  The City Engineer’s office can be reached at 812-285-6476.

Clark County Flood Insurance Study (FEMA, Revised Preliminary: August 31st, 2012)


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AQUATIC CENTER

Aquatic CenterThe Aquatic Center & Skate Park features a 6-lane, 50-meter outside competition pool, a 6-lane, 25 yard competition and lap pool, zero depth entry family play pool, a new sprayground, two water slides, large deck for sun bathing, full service concessions, separate family locker room, paved walking trail, and a skate park.

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SHOP LOCAL

Shop-Local 2There's no place like home for the holidays, and nothing makes Jeffersonville more feel like home than our locally owned businesses. Show your support for our area businesses this holiday season by doing all of your holiday shopping right here in Jeff.

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JEFF MAIN STREET

mainstreetJeffersonville Main Street Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to continue the revitalization of the commercial and residential districts of downtown Jeffersonville. Be sure to check out their website for information about upcoming community events, the Jeffersonville Farmers Market, Concerts in the Park, and other news.

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JEFF PARKS DEPT

The Jeffersonville Parks Department has a great lineup of programs and activities for all ages! The new website features bios on every park in Jeffersonville as well as events and activities.

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