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  • Flood Plain Information | Jersey County Government
    fill Permit or waiver from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Water Resources Refer to fee schedule All new buildings additions or substantially improved buildings must be elevated to two feet above the base flood elevations and require an elevation certificate upon completion Inspections of the project will be arranged Building Protection There are some buildings that were constructed many years ago in Jersey County that are located in a floodplain Some options for protecting these buildings follow A floodplain development permit would be required prior to construction Elevation of the structure to at least two feet above the base flood elevation Construction of barriers between the structure and flood waters Dry floodproofing or wet floodproofing Several informative documents on building protection can be found at the FEMA Library http www fema gov resource document library For more information call the Jersey County Code Office at 618 498 5571 ext 146 or email codeadmin1 jerseycounty il us Flooding in Jersey County The Local Flood Hazard Jersey County is bordered on two sides by the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers as well as having several minor contributory creeks the Macoupin Creek Piasa Creek and Otter Creek While flooding from the Mississippi River and the Illinois River can USUALLY be forecast in advance over bank flooding and flash flooding along the Macoupin Piasa and Otter Creeks can occur suddenly and unexpectedly Jersey County can flood in any season but floods are most common during the spring and summer months The floods of 1972 and 1993 redefined the county s high water flood mark To find out if your home is in a flood zone you may contact the Jersey County Code Administrator s Office at 618 498 5571 ext 146 with an address for homes and businesses Elevation Certificates are also available Water heights for the Mississippi River and the Illinois River can be monitored at the following websites U S Army Corps of Engineers website Jersey County Flood Gauge Information NOAA website Flood Safety Half of all people who die in floods die from driving through flood waters Swift moving water may wash out a section of a roadway completely making an area that looks a few inches deep several feet deep A vehicle with a low stance becomes a leaky raft in just 1 foot of water Vehicles with large tires have a large air capacity which causes flotation and reduces the friction that holds the tire to the road and a larger side surface area for moving waters to push against This allows shallow fast moving water to push YOUR vehicle into deep fast moving WATERS More good common sense tips Do not walk through flood waters Currents can be deceptive Six inches of fast moving water can knock you off of your feet Stay away from power lines and electrical wires Turn off the power to your home at the service box Electricity travels through water Electrocution is the number 2 killer during a flood Be alert

    Original URL path: http://www.jerseycountyillinois.us/index.cfm?page=3265 (2016-01-03)
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  • Emergency Management Department | Jersey County Government
    Clerk and Recorder Code Administrator Flood Economic Development Emergency Management Agency Health Department Highway Department Parks Department Probation and Court Services Sheriff s Department Tourism Treasurer s Office Subdivision and Land Use Emergency Management Department The Jersey County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency is responsible for coordinating the emergency management activities within the county and performing emergency management functions as deemed necessary This addresses all phases of emergency management mitigation

    Original URL path: http://www.jerseycountyillinois.us/index.cfm?page=3307 (2016-01-03)
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  • Highway Department | Jersey County Government
    Jersey County Highway Department is responsible for planning design construction and maintenance of all the bridges and roads in the Jersey County Highway System In addition to constructing and maintaining the 120 miles of roads and 29 bridges on the County Highway System the department assists the 11 townships of Jersey County in the construction and maintenance of their 378 miles of highways and 56 bridges Maintenance activities include Sealcoat

    Original URL path: http://www.jerseycountyillinois.us/index.cfm?page=3254 (2016-01-03)
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  • Probation Office | Jersey County Government
    to inspection by any judge or by any probation officer pursuant to order of court but shall not be a public record and its contents shall not be divulged otherwise than as above provided except upon order of court 5 To take charge of and watch over all persons placed on probation under such regulations and for such terms as may be prescribed by the court and giving to each probationer full instructions as to the terms of his release upon probation and requiring from him such periodical reports as shall keep the officer informed as to his conduct 6 To develop and operate programs of reasonable public or community service for any persons ordered by the court to perform public or community service providing however that no probation officer or any employee of a probation office acting in the course of his official duties shall be liable for any tortuous acts of any person performing public or community service except for willful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of the probation officer or employee 7 When any person on probation removes from the county where his offense was committed it shall be the duty of the officer under whose care he was placed to report the facts to the probation officer in the county to which the probationer has removed and it shall thereupon become the duty of such probation officer to take charge of and watch over said probationer the same as if the case originated in that county and for that purpose he shall have the same power and authority over said probationer as if he had been originally placed in said officer s charge and such officer shall be required to report in writing every 6 months or more frequently upon request the results of

    Original URL path: http://www.jerseycountyillinois.us/index.cfm?page=3875 (2016-01-03)
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  • Sheriff | Jersey County Government
    Tourism Treasurer s Office Subdivision and Land Use Jersey County Sheriff s Office Sheriff Mark R Kallal Mission Statement With courage honor and integrity we protect the rights and dignity of all citizens In partnership with our communities we strive to preserve the peace and provide for a safe environment for all With steadfastness and purpose of mind we accept the responsibility of overcoming adversity to remain effective efficient and

    Original URL path: http://www.jerseycountyillinois.us/index.cfm?page=3297 (2016-01-03)
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  • Jersey County Tourism Information | Jersey County Government
    Outdoor Recreation Enjoy picnics fishing camping biking hiking and hunting in Jersey County The County has the benefit of a public golf course at Wolves Crossing Golf Club Cool down from the summer heat at the swimming complex at the Jerseyville City Park or Raging Rivers Water Park in Grafton Enthusiasts can bike along the Sam Vadalabene Bike Trail or go horseback riding boating or watch the bald eagles at Pere Marquette State Park Adventurists can enjoy parasailing and the zipline in Grafton Historic Interests Jersey County Courthouse built in 1893 94 is on the National Register of Historic Places Book a tour of the historic Cheney Mansion home of the Jersey County Historical Society Union Forest Church Lone Star School and McAdams Log Cabin are also located on the Society s complex The Hamilton School located in Otterville is the first free school in the State of Illinois and the first integrated school in the nation Take in the historic beauty and architecture of the Village of Elsah Miscellaneous The Great River Road runs along the south and west edges of Jersey County It is part of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway and runs through Grafton Local events include

    Original URL path: http://www.jerseycountyillinois.us/index.cfm?page=3769 (2016-01-03)
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  • Subdivision and Land Use | Jersey County Government
    Clerk and Recorder Code Administrator Flood Economic Development Emergency Management Agency Health Department Highway Department Parks Department Probation and Court Services Sheriff s Department Tourism Treasurer s Office Subdivision and Land Use Subdivision and Land Use Jersey County Subdivision and Land Use Committee shall be responsible for reviewing and presenting recommendations to the County Board in matters related to building permits land use planning subdivision plats flood plain and flood

    Original URL path: http://www.jerseycountyillinois.us/index.cfm?page=3428 (2016-01-03)
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  • Local Events | Jersey County Government
    Circuit Clerk County Clerk Code Administrator Treasurer Services Assessor Docs Forms County Board Forms Tourism Grant App Hotel Motel Tax Form Contact Events List View Dec January 2016 Feb Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Sep 2015 Oct

    Original URL path: http://www.jerseycountyillinois.us/index.cfm?page=3279 (2016-01-03)
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