Sep 09

Selma Estates Project Update: September 9, 2022

Posted on September 9, 2022 at 4:15 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

Project Update: September 9, 2022


At its meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, the Board of Supervisors’ Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee will consider three items needed for the next steps of the Selma Estates Mitigation project. 

All three are necessary to address flood mitigation efforts in Selma Estates. They would enable the county to take advantage of recent changes in Virginia law, which allow for local flood mitigation and prevention grant funds to be provided to private property owners. The three items are:

  1. Flood Mitigation Guidelines. These guidelines provide a means for the county to implement a one-time mitigation effort for eligible property owners in the Selma Estates Subdivision, as approved by the Board in October 2021. By adopting these guidelines, the county could enable eligible homeowners to access grant funding for projects that would mitigate the risk of recurring flooding issues on their properties.
  2. Loudoun County Local Resilience Plan. Adopting this plan would allow the county to participate in the Virginia Flood Mitigation and Protection Grant Program and to apply for funding for community flood prevention and mitigation projects through the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund.
  3. Flood Mitigation and Protection Grant Program Ordinance. This ordinance would allow the county to establish a grant program that would assist residents in implementing flood mitigation and protection on private property. By adopting this ordinance, the county could make it possible for eligible property owners in Selma Estates to apply for county assistance.

View the Action Item prepared for the September 13 meeting (PDF). It includes the three proposed items for consideration.

To view the meeting live, or access the meeting video after it takes place, please visit this webpage.

If you have questions regarding the next steps in this process, please contact Maggie Auer, project manager, by email, or call 703-777-0222.

Jul 18

Selma Estates Project Update: July 18, 2022

Posted on July 18, 2022 at 1:31 PM by Nancy McCormick

Project Update: July 18, 2022

  • In October 2021, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved the recommendation of the Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee to develop the process and guidelines for the Selma Estates Flood Mitigation Project. 
  • Staff anticipated reporting back to the Board in summer 2022. At this time, the guidelines are still under review by county departments and will not be brought to the Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee until the fall. 
  • Staff will provide an update when the date has been confirmed for the item to return to the Finance/Government Operations and Economic Development Committee.
  • To learn more about the recommendation, please view the item prepared for the October meeting (PDF).
  • View the video of the board meeting in which the Board approved this action.
  • If you have questions regarding the next steps in this process, please contact Maggie Auer, project manager, by email or call 703-777-0222.
Apr 21

Selma Estates Project Update: April 21, 2022

Posted on April 21, 2022 at 11:47 AM by MaryFrances Forcier

Project Update: April 21, 2022 

Several departments are currently working to establish a county grant fund that would allow for the remaining eligible properties to perform their own mitigation with financial assistance from the County. There are several steps required to establish the grant fund including the adoption of a new County ordinance. The ordinance is currently in development. 

It is staff’s intention that the proposed County ordinance and proposed guidelines for the Selma Estates Flood Mitigation Project, requested earlier this year, will be brought to the Board this summer (June or July). If both are adopted by the Board, staff will begin implementing the proposed Selma Estates Flood Mitigation Project immediately..

If you have questions regarding the next steps in this process, please contact Maggie Auer, project manager, by email or call 703-777-0222.