The Comfort Floodplain Coalition was created to explore ways and means of mitigating flooding in the Comfort area and to revise the local floodplain ordinance to account for the historic nature of the community.
Doug Miller will be meeting in person with the CFC at 6pm on February 15th at Spinelli's Special Events Venue at 5th & Main. The general public is always invited.
Kyle Biedermann will be meeting in person with the CFC at 6pm on February 8th at Guenther's Grill on Hwy 473, behind Lowes Central Market. The general public is always invited.
The CFC sent out a letter to the
office of each local candidate
Upcoming Meeting for the New Year, Jan
Click Here to read about the CFC meeting on May 3rd, 2014, with speaker John Hewitt, President of Kerrville's Hewitt Engineering Company and Kerr County floodplain administrator
Click Here to read the CFC report on the Regional Water Supply Facility Planning Grant Meeting in Kerrville on August 5, 2013.
Click Here to read a plea from CFC President Emmanuel Flatten for the benefits of flood mitigation to be considered during the preliminary feasibility study.
Click Here for the photo and meeting minutes of the CFC's presentation to Kerr County Commissioner's Court on January 14, 2013.
6-27-13, DAM UPDATE: T.W.D.B. Grant Awarded!!!
The Regional Water Panning Grant that was submitted to the Texas Water Development Board in December of last year has been awarded to the signors of the Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to work together in addressing the region’s water needs. The $69,400 grant will fund preliminary studies into various means to increase water resources in the Hill Country. The two obvious methods, water retention reservoirs & aquifer storage and recovery facilities would offer considerable flood protection to Comfort, especially if they were built with that intended purpose. A third option under consideration, pipelines from Canyon Lake, would offer no mitigation.
The CFC’s duty is to ensure the added flood mitigation benefits of retention structures are recognized and taken into account, when weighing the merits of the various options. We are confident that those entrusted with these decisions will not ignore this opportunity to greatly improve the safety and well-being of so many members of our community, but we must show our continued support for structural flood protection during this time.
We would like to thank the members of the regional collaboration for all their work thus far and all the efforts still to come:
Kerr County, Kendall County, Upper Guadalupe River Authority, Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District, Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, and the Kendall County W.C.I.D. Number 1
Click Here to view the minutes of the special meeting of the Kerr County Commissioners Court in which the grant was discussed and the contract was ratified.
WATCH THE MEETING VIDEOS BELOW!!!
|The Comfort Floodplain Coalition is an ad hoc, volunteer, grassroots group of stakeholders who have banded together to accomplish the mission set out above. There is no formal structure aside from a volunteer president and committee chairpersons. The organization has no legal standing, no dues, no qualifications for membership, no bylaws or constitution, and no bank account. Stakeholders are encouraged to take part in the proceedings of the Coalition either actively or passively. All meetings are open to the public. More information about our history, philosophy and methods can be found in the About Us section.|