New Milford Waives Permit Fees, Post Sandy

Homeowners who need to repair their homes, post Hurricane Sandy, can receive permission to not pay any permit fees

As life continues to return to normal following Hurricane Sandy, New Milford has announced that the borough will waive any permit fees for repairs and reconstruction due to damage sustained by Sandy.

During Monday's work session, the Mayor and Council passed a resolution waiving permit fees for a period of three months to assist people who are reconstructing houses damaged during Sandy.

All plans will have to be approved by the Building Department prior to construction, at which point Construction Official James Taormina can waive the permit fees so long as the work is related to repairs caused by Hurricane Sandy.


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Ulises November 15, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Thank you M&C.
DudleyDoRight November 15, 2012 at 01:55 AM
What surprises me is how shallow the roots of these huge trees are. Why is that? Climate change? Global warming? Poor earth? Pollution?
Pat November 15, 2012 at 02:00 AM
That is what happens when you expect a 50 ft tree to grow on a 2 foot strip of dirt.
Danielle November 15, 2012 at 05:05 AM
oh, how kind.
Pat November 16, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Ulises, how bad did you get it this time? Let me know if you need anything. Anyone else for that matter.
Ulises November 16, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Thank you Pat. About 4-5" to my downstairs (I have no basement). Gutted a foot all around, including my garage. I hope to be done by the end of the month. For sale sign will be going up shortly afterwards. Even if we lose our shirts, we need to get out now because these storms are becoming more frequent, SUEZ/United Water mismanages their reservoirs, and the development by the HS is not going to help this town's flooding issues. I still feel so fortunate when I see the destruction Sandy did to other parts of the tri-state area. Although I've never lost my house completely, in four floods, I know what it's like to try to put your life together after a disaster, while most are oblivious and it really sucks.
Pat November 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM
If you need help putting the sheetrock back let me know. Happy to help.


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