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Lacey FEMA Town Hall Scheduled for March 11

Representatives from FEMA and Lacey's building and tax assessor's offices will be available to talk one-on-one to residents

The township has coordinated a Town Hall meeting with FEMA for Monday, March 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lacey Middle School.

“FEMA is looking to get out in every community to have such things called town hall meetings,” Township Administrator and Municipal Clerk Veronica Laureigh said at the township Committee meeting Thursday.

The meeting will highlight five different aspects of FEMA, including hazard mitigation, flood insurance, Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) claims and the flood maps and elevating homes, she said. A brief presentation will be made and then residents will have the opportunity to have one-on-one consultation with FEMA representatives.

Representatives from State Mitigation, the Small Business Administration, Advisory Base Flood Elevations, flood insurance and Lacey’s building department and tax assessor’s office will also be available, she said.

“I think it’s important because there’s a deadline for the elevation, hazard mitigation paperwork to be in by March 15 so we can file with the county,” Laureigh said. “A lot of people are still very confused with that whole process and I think it’s important we have a meeting like this.”

Similar Town Hall meetings have been held successfully in Barnegat and Ocean Gate, she said.

The meeting originally conflicted with the Planning Board meeting, which has been canceled. Laureigh had tried to schedule a Saturday meeting but FEMA pulled funding for weekend meetings.

“What we’re finding out, things change day to day,” Mayor David Most said. “There’s information we’re learning every day as we go through this. This hasn’t happened to us in a long time, probably 140 years. This is new grounds for us. We’re trying to get through it.”

The township will alert residents using the emergency communication system once the meeting is confirmed.

GB Shore March 01, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Move the Planning Board Meeting. This is much more important.
Robert Yates March 01, 2013 at 10:12 PM
This should be a doozie! Eliminate FEMA; privatize flood insurance.
proud March 01, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Everything YouAlways wanted to Know About FEMA But WereAfraid To Ask: Website: www.stopfemanow.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/StopFemaNow
Proud union member March 02, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Proud you supported Mitt and Gov tele tubby so why not pull your fema claim and trust Gov Chritie that you will be flooded again Pay for your own damage and stop whining
Pamela Brown ♥ March 04, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Oct 29 - March 11... yeah that seems about right...
Pamela Brown ♥ March 04, 2013 at 08:03 PM
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds may be used to fund projects that will reduce or eliminate the losses from future disasters. Projects must provide a long-term solution to a problem, for example, elevation of a home to reduce the risk of flood damages as opposed to buying sandbags and pumps to fight the flood. In addition, a project's potential savings must be more than the cost of implementing the project. Funds may be used to protect either public or private property or to purchase property that has been subjected to, or is in danger of, repetitive damage. Examples of projects include, but are not limited to: Acquisition of real property for willing sellers and demolition or relocation of buildings to convert the property to open space use, Retrofitting structures and facilities to minimize damages from high winds, earthquake, flood, wildfire, or other natural hazards, Elevation of flood prone structures, Development and initial implementation of vegetative management programs, Minor flood control projects that do not duplicate the flood prevention activities of other federal agencies Localized flood control projects, such as certain ring levees and floodwall systems, that are designed specifically to protect critical facilities, and Post-disaster building code related activities that support building code officials during the reconstruction process. https://www.fema.gov/application-development-process/hazard-mitigation-grant-programs-frequently-ask-questions#1
Ortley Fulltimer March 10, 2013 at 08:15 PM
GOOD LUCK Lacey! Don't forget to bring some tar and feathers. Tell them to stuff their brochures!
JOHNNY Done it March 10, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Yea trust your democratic I haven't a clue president who is in charge of FEMA , You pay taxes for this stuff ..And your info your personal homeowners insurance is holding payments or not paying .,,I guess you wouldn't know the feeling till someone held your pay back a month....
dirk diggler March 11, 2013 at 06:03 AM
" proud who says " everything about fema you were afraid to ask" . sure didnt stop " proud from being afraid to ask fema for money though.oh and johnny done it i guess fema was run much better by bush who put a horse trainer in charge of it. the result was family tying dead family members to stop signs so they wouldnt float away. meanwhile johnny done it and proud are bitching fema isnt going to replace the damage the outside of their hot tubs took.
Joan Stephens March 11, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Is it firm there is a meeting tonight
proud March 11, 2013 at 07:45 PM
To my understanding. That is why the article ran.

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