SALINA, Kan. (AP) Salina city officials will ask a federal agency to use new review panel as the city continues its appeal of proposed floodplain maps.
Officials believe the maps proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency contain several errors, particularly in one area of Salina.
The Salina Journal reports that city commissioners voted unanimously Monday to ask FEMA to use a Scientific Resolution Panel, which considers conflicts between the agency and communities.
City engineer Dan Stack said the panel is an independent group of engineers and hydrologists.
Stack said FEMA told the city in August that it will delay remapping of the area until the city’s appeal is decided.