Due to the Village's proactive approach to notifying its residents regarding this change, the WI-DNR utilized FEMA grant money to analyze the effects by modeling seven (7) different scenarios as potential ways to reduce the floodplain contours on the south side of Friess Lake. From speaking with Staff members at the DNR and Richfield Village Engineer, the residents on the south side of Friess Lake stand to be impacted the most because of the new maps. FEMA and the WI-DNR have placed the majority of properties on the south side in the 'Roadway' which is the most restrictive of the floodplain designations
The Plan Commission has a scheduled a Public Hearing at the September 3, 2015 meeting. Residents might want to attend the meeting to obtain more information or speak to the issue.
Source: Portions of the Village of Richfield Plan Commission Packet for September 3, 2015