PreFIRM Open Public Meetings – February 25th and 26th

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), FEMA Region II will be hosting two public meetings to present the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for comments and appeals.  The FIRM determines the insurance rates for the National Flood Insurance Program.  These meetings will begin our 90 day appeals period prior to FEMA issuing  a Letter of Final Determination (LFD).  The LFD initiates the 6 month adoption period before the new maps become effective.  All appeals will be resolved prior to LFD.  Effective FIRMs become the basis for community floodplain management and insurance requirements.  The first meeting will be conducted at the Ocean County Complex, Cafeteria, 129, Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08754 on February 25, 2015 from 4:00PM until 8:00 PM. The second meeting will be conducted at the Ocean County Southern Service Center (OCSSC) 179 South Main Street, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 on February 26, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Christie Announces RREM Housing Assistance Seminars

The full article can be found here.

An Update Regarding Dune Deck Construction Regulations

DUNE DECK REGULATIONS – R322.3.3 of the Uniform Construction Code

The State Department of Community Affairs (DCA) recently confirmed R322.3.3 of the Uniform Construction Code that states:

Buildings and structures erected in coastal high-hazard areas shall be supported
on pilings or columns and shall be adequately anchored to such pilings or columns.

A DCA spokesperson told the Construction Office that this means that all dune platforms on the ocean are considered structures and, if in a V zone, must be on pilings.

Your engineer or architect can guide you if you are planning to build a dune platform or dune deck as a permit is required.

Planning Boarding Meeting Agenda – 7:30 p.m. on September 19, 2013

A Special Meeting of the Mantoloking Borough Joint Planning & Zoning Board will take place on the second floor of the Mantoloking Fire House located at 202 Downer Avenue, Mantoloking, New Jersey at:  7:30 p.m. on September 19, 2013.  The agenda can be found here.

REMINDER: Registration Deadline for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is September 15th, 2013

This is a reminder that the deadline to register for the Elevation Program under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), is  Sunday, September 15th, 2013.

Please follow the link below to register for the program.

The state has also set up the following hotline:
855-SANDYHM (855-726-3946) for homeowners
The website and hotlines should answer all homeowner questions regarding elevations.