County approves changes to flood map

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, April 5, 2017

LaGRANGE – The Troup County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday, and it voted in favor of several proposals during that meeting including updates to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.

The commission voted to approve an update to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to reflect the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s updated flood plain map on Tuesday. The map changed what is considered a flood plain in certain parts of the western side of the county concentrated around West Point Lake and the Chattahoochee River.  FEMA generally updates the map every five years, with the last update to the Troup County map occurring in 2012.

According to Senior Building Official Jay Anderson, most of the changes were positive and property owners effected by the change will be contacted regarding the change. The changes are also expected to be visible on the Troup County Geographic Information System on April 19.

Towing Company

The commission approved a special use permit to allow a towing and wrecker service to be located at 3140 West Point Road. The property was already zoned for commercial, and the permit’s primary purpose was to ensure that the towing and wrecker service would be a good neighbor.

According to Anderson, the owner was aware of the requirements for both towing, wrecker services and locations along the quality development corridor where the business is located, and the owner has already begun working on meeting those requirements, though he was waiting on commission approval before investing in some changes. Once final changes have been made, the location will need to be inspected before it can officially be allowed to be used for a towing, wrecker service.

The service had previously been located on another section of West Point Road.

Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant

The county commission approved a request from the Juvenile Court to apply for the juvenile Justice Incentive Grant from the state, which would not require any matching funds from the county, and accept the grant if it is awarded.


The commission also approved a request from the Elections & Registration Department to hire a part-time employee to a budgeted position in order to replace an employee who had found work elsewhere.

The Troup County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to meet again on April 18 at 9 a.m. at 100 Ridley Ave.