GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency
is asking a judge to dismiss Garden City's legal challenge of a
proposed flood plain map.
FEMA attorneys on Monday filed a motion to have the lawsuit
thrown out. They argued that since FEMA withdrew the disputed map
changes in early September, the lawsuit serves no purpose and
should be dismissed.
Attorneys for Garden City, Finney County and three landowners
have refused to withdraw the lawsuit themselves. They say they
still have concerns over how FEMA plans to reintroduce the changes
and believe the court should look into the matter.
The map proposed designating certain ditches in Garden City as
"special flood plain hazard areas," but officials say those
ditches have never caused flood damage.