The City of Absecon will hold a joint meeting on February 12th at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers in City Hall at 500 Mill Rd. in Absecon.

The Mayor, Council and Planning Board are inviting all the residents of Absecon who desire to learn more about the impact of newly revised FEMA Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps on property in Absecon.

The City Planner, Stuart Wiser of Remington, Vernick & Walberg, will make a brief presentation and provide the most up-to-date information we have available.

Anyone who lives in a flood prone area may find this meeting informative.

The City of Absecon will be applying for FEMA mitigation funds to assist homeowners with the cost to elevate certain homes in Absecon. Residents whose homes are located in areas prone to flooding are advised to consider this funding opportunity. The newly released FEMA Advisory Base Flood Elevations Map for the City of Absecon is available at City Hall for examination. You can also visit this website to assist you in determining what advisory flood zone you are located in.

There is no guarantee of funds being awarded. If funds are awarded, the homeowner will be responsible for 25% of the costs to elevate the home; FEMA will only provide funding for 75% of the costs.

If you would like to be considered for funding to elevate your home, you can send the following information to the City by Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:00pm:

1. Name of owner (must be yourself)
2. Address of property to be considered
3. Block and lot of property to be considered
4. Contact information

The information should be delivered to the City Administrator, Terence Dolan, at the following address:

Terence J. Dolan, Administrator
City of Absecon
500 Mill Road
Absecon, New Jersey 08201

Or by email at the following address:

terrydolan@absecon-newjersey.org

The City Administrator can be reached by phone at 609-641-0663 extension 103.

Information courtesy City of Absecon press release.