Sunday, May 5, 2013
Catch up on all of New Milford's top stories here.
McClure credits his nomination for best actor in a musical to his roots in New Milford. The event is part of the DEA’s national “Take-Back Initiative,” which the agency says has netted tons of potentially dangers prescription drugs since it started. The membership of New Milford's Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4290 is at an all-time low and in dire need of new members. Sisterhood New Milford Jewish Center passes the running of the Townwide Garage Sale to the New Milford Junior Football League. FEMA representatives meet with local officials for update on maps and increase to flood insurance premiums. NJ Spotlight reports Council being asked to try to take at least $142 million in local affordable housing trust fund dollars away from …
Friday, February 1, 2013
According to recently released updated FEMA maps, Hekemian Expert says that New Milford does not fall within the boundaries of FEMA's flood zone.
Hekemian's engineering expert, Michael Dipple, told the Zoning Board Thursday that according to the hastily released updated FEMA maps, New Milford is not included within the outlined boundaries of FEMA's flood zone. He also added that New Milford is affected by fluvial flooding and not tidal flooding. The question of the new FEMA maps was raised at Thursday's special meeting of the Zoning Board in light of Gov. Chris Christie's emergency order instructing municipalities to adopt FEMA’s updated advisory flood maps. Although the maps are not expected to be finalized for approximately another two years, Christie did not want to leave property owners devastated by Superstorm Sandy wondering what rebuilding standards to follow. Christie …
Friday, December 14, 2012
FEMA will release preliminary flood elevation maps for use in reconstruction after Sandy.
The Associated Press is reporting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will release advisory base flood elevation maps on Saturday allowing property owners and builders in ten New Jersey counties to learn more about flood hazards in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The maps provide depictions of flood hazards in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union counties. The information recommends building elevations for use in reconstruction after Sandy. FEMA says the elevations will guide home and business owners through the recovery process and ensure stronger and safer rebuilding. Follow New Milford Patch on Facebook and Twitter.