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La mission de la commission d'aménagement du comté de Dauphin est de guider, de coordonner et de promouvoir l'utilisation judicieuse et ordonnée des terres et des ressources afin de faciliter la croissance de l'économie locale, d'améliorer la qualité de vie et de préserver l'environnement naturel en répondant aux besoins des la population actuelle du comté sans compromettre les besoins des générations futures.


La commission de planification du comté de Dauphin a pour fonction de remplir les obligations en vertu du code de planification des municipalités de Pennsylvanie (MPC).


Floodplains & Wetlands

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  • Reduce the impacts from flooding for homeowners and businesses;

  • Seek to minimize the cost to property owners for hazard mitigation and flood insurance;

  • Coordinate preservation/protection efforts with the identification of natural hazard potential  to minimize future damage due to flooding by the Susquehanna River and its tributaries.


  • Ensure that local floodplain ordinances are consistent with the most recent FEMA and PA DCED guidelines;

  • Ensure that current floodplain mapping is incorporated into all updates of municipal and county  greenway and open space plans;

  • Encourage SRBC to continue their work  with the online flood model for the Susquehanna River and expand the effort to include the Swatara Creek watershed and other streams prone to flooding;

  • Support the Department of Public Safety’s efforts associated with future updates and implementation of the Dauphin County Hazard Mitigation Plan;

  • Through education and model ordinance development, promote the utilization of a variety of techniques, such as official maps, coordination of land acquisition and/or easement programs, environmental protection zoning, setback/buffer requirements, low impact development and transfer of development rights to protect and preserve environmentally sensitive lands;

  • Educate municipal officials on the potential risk of Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) funding eligibility associated with recent FEMA floodway requirements that are leading to the mandatory removal of repetitive loss structures;

  • Educate municipalities regarding the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) program designed to reduce flood insurance rates and support the efforts of municipalities choosing to participate in the program;

  • As the items listed herein are put into action, the Implementation Partners should seek to continue their efforts toward the accomplishment of the plan’s goals through the identification and implementation of additional efforts deemed appropriate by the their committee and the County Commissioners. Any such actions should be publicly identified in the “Tracking Our Progress” section of the Comprehensive Plan Website.

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