City of Simonton
May 2016 Disaster Recovery Guidance and Forms
Instructions: Each topic will provide forms to be filled out and submitted to the City of Simonton at email@example.com or City Hall physical address located at 35011 FM 1093, Simonton, TX 77476. The residential and commercial property owner FEMA report found at www.disasterassistance.gov needs to be filled out and filed directly with FEMA. If your question is not answered on this page please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call City Hall’s main phone number at 281-533-9809.
Initial Debris Removal:
Fort Bend County Road and Bridge will visit the Simonton Valley Lodge area to pick up the initial debris removal from the May Flood Event. They will begin the first round of debris pickup Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The debris should be placed near your property street, but not blocking the City right of way. The following link provides information on how to sort the debris. Any debris that is too far from the street on your property will not be picked up.
Carcass Removal: TCEQ disposal of livestock carcasses instructions can be found on the following link: TCEQ Disposal of Domestic or Exotic Livestock Carcasses
Building Permit Process:
NOTICE: DO NOT BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION OF YOUR BUILDING BEFORE YOU ARE PERMITTED BY THE CITY. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE INITIAL DEBRIS REMOVAL FROM YOUR RESIDENTAL BUILDING. IF YOU NEED CLARIFICATION CALL CITY HALL AT 281-533-9809.
The Simonton Building Permit Office is open Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm and Friday 7:30am-12noon. A notary is on staff Tuesday-Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm and Friday 7:30pm-12noon. The city of Fulshear has a notary available to issue the owner and contractor affidavit Monday 8am-5pm.
Please fill out the Flood damage permit RW
Please fill out the Contractor Registration Form RW REV.2016.6.5
Please fill out the Owner Affidavit RW (the document is only one page, ignore the second page)
Please fill out the Contractor Affidavit RW (the document is only one page, ignore the second page)
Email the forms to email@example.com
After the removal of the debris fill out the Flood Damage Permit Application. There is no charge to the resident for this form. The City contracted Inspector Michelle Killebrew to perform one inspection on the building before the rebuilding process. All Contractors need to register with the City before beginning construction.
Step Two (if applicable) :
If the Flood Damage permit application is denied or the building needs to be improved structurally or rebuilt entirely, you will be notified by building Inspector Michelle Killebrew. At this point, you will need to fill out the following building permit and floodplain permit applications. There is a fee associated with the residential and flood permit applications. The fee varies depending on the structures valuation.
Please fill out the Residential Permit Application RW 2
Please fill out the flood plain permit adopted 20141021
IMPORTANT UPDATE CONCERNING REBUILDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MAY 2016 FLOOD EVENT:
As we move through the steps of recovery as dictated by FEMA guidelines, it is necessary and critical that ALL residents and contractors MUST follow these steps:
- ALL residents MUST submit Owner’s Affidavit: Substantial Improvement or Repair of Substantial Damage. This document MUST be notarized.
- ALL residents regardless of whether they have flood insurance, or performing the rebuild process themselves or use a contractor, MUST submit a City of Simonton Application for Flood Damage Permit. NOTE: There is no charge to the resident. The resident/contractor MUST INCLUDE THE COST OF THE PROJECT.
Items to be Included:
- All structural elements, including:
- Spread or continuous foundation footings and pilings
- Monolithic or other types of concrete slabs
- Bearing walls, tie beams and trusses
- Joists, beams, subflooring, framing
- Floors and ceilings
- Attached decks and porches
- Interior partition walls
- Exterior wall finishes (brick, stucco, siding) including painting and moldings
- Windows and doors
- Re-shingling or retiling a roof
- All interior finishing elements, including:
- Tiling, linoleum, stone, or carpet over subflooring
- Bathroom tiling and fixtures
- Wall finishes (drywall, painting, stucco, plaster, paneling, marble, etc.)
- Kitchen, utility and bathroom cabinets
- Built-in bookcases, cabinets, and furniture
- All utility and service equipment, including:
- HVAC equipment
- Plumbing and electrical services
- Light fixtures and ceiling fans
- Security systems
- Built-in kitchen appliances
- Central vacuum systems
- Water filtration, conditioning, or recirculation systems
- Cost to demolish storm-damaged building components (a.k.a.Remediation)
- Labor and other costs associated with moving or altering undamaged building components to accommodate improvements or additions
- Overhead and profits
- The value of all volunteer labor including the homeowner must be included in the costs.
- The value of all donated or discounted materials must be included in the costs.
Items to be Excluded:
- Plans and specifications
- Survey costs
- Permit fees
- Post-storm debris removal and clean up – (Debris brought to road)
- Carpeting and recarpeting installed over finished flooring such as wood or tiling
- Plug in appliances such as washing machines, dryers, stoves, etc.
- Outside improvements, including:
- Yard lights
- Swimming pools
- Screened pool enclosures
- Detached structures (including garages, sheds, and gazebos)
- Landscape irrigation systems
This Permit Application is for repair of residential type structures where the repair is less than 51% of the total valuation of the structure as listed by Ft. Bend County Appraisal District. The City contracted Inspector Michelle Killebrew to perform one inspection on the building before the rebuilding process.
- ALL contractors MUST submit a Contractor Registration Form.
- ALL contractors MUST submit a Contractor’s Affidavit: Substantial Improvement or Repair of Substantial Damage. This document MUST be notarized.
If the Flood Damage Permit Application is denied or the building needs to be improved structurally or rebuilt entirely, the resident will be notified by the inspector. If this situation exists, the resident will need to fill out additional permits and fees will apply.
HELPFUL WEBSITES TO REFERENCE:
RV Temporary Living – VLPOA/CIA Service (if applicable) :
Valley Lodge Property Owners Association has allowed for an exemption to the restriction of RV’s being used as living quarters. Use the form below to be considered for this exemption. The initial approval is for 9 months. Extensions will be approved with verification of reconstruction in progress. (please note that Simonton City Ordinances ARTICLE IV. – FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION Sec. 8-190 only allows 6 a month extension. See ordinance Sec. 8-190. – Specific standards. for more deals on this exemption)
MOBILE PHONE AND/OR EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS:
To sign up for notifications from the City concerning the May disaster recovery event see the May Flood Communication signup form.
Reporting Property Damage to the City:
The City needs to document the damage that resulted from the May 27, 2016, Emergency Event. It is very important that the City maintains accurate records of this event to file with FEMA. Please fill out the “reporting property damage to the city” form below if you have property damage to report.
Note: The “Reporting Property Damage to the City” form is for the City’s recovery filing and is not the form that the individual property owner would need to file with FEMA. A link to the individual residential or commercial property owner form to file with FEMA is found under the topic titled “Residential and Commercial property owner FEMA report”.
Residential and Commercial Property Owner FEMA Report:
FEMA representatives plan to be on site the Simonton Church, 9703 FM 1489, Simonton Rd, Simonton, TX 77476, starting today, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 10:30am – 4:00pm to register people for the May 2016 flood event. They are available to assist with giving information on how to submit the correct forms for the disaster. Residents will need proof of residency with a state issued ID.
FEMA inspectors in Valley Lodge today to qualify residents for disaster assistance, for how much they qualify, and if need housing assistance. They will only do this for residents that have already filed. It is important to file. Assistance with filing with FEMA is at Simonton Church today, June 15, 2016. You can also click the www.disasterassistance.gov link.
The FEMA representatives (Disaster Survivor Assistants) will be in the area today, June 16, 2016, to visit the residents in the Simonton area. A representative will also be stationed at the Simonton Church. FEMA field inspectors are making rounds in the Simonton area to visit the residents that registered with the disaster assistance site.
State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center
Huggins Elementary School
1 Huggins School
Fulshear, TX 77471
9am-6pm Monday – Friday
U. S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOANS
The deadline for submitting for a SBA loan is this Wednesday, August 10, 2016
If you received a loan for the April event you should contact your case manager and let them know the scope of the project for the May event because interest rates were lowered.
AccessHealth will be bringing its mobile van to Simonton Community Church on Friday, June 17, 2016. The van will be staffed by a Family Practice Nurse who will be able to see flood victims who have concerns for minor illnesses such as skin rashes. She will also be doing glucose checks and blood pressure readings.
The clinic hours will be 9 am – 12 pm and then 1 pm – 4 pm. An eligibility staff member will be also present to conduct express eligibility and registration since these will need to be completed before a patient can be seen by the medical provider.
The forms are located below:
Individuals, needing assistance must bring the following documentation to qualify for services:
- Photo ID
- Any bill (telephone, cable, gas, etc…) or official mail with the living address.
- Proof of income (paycheck stubs, letter from employer, bank statement showing deposit, SSI or SSD letter)
REMINDER ABOUT PROTESTING COUNTY APPRAISALS
Insurance letter requests
The following letters have been requested for verification of address and the evacuation timeframe.
Fort Bend County Central Appraisal District (website to research your property to find the appraisal value)