The intersection of 42nd Street and Central Avenue was one of the areas that was recently swamped during a storm.

The goal of Sea Isle City’s Floodplain Management Committee is to maintain consistency with FEMA requirements, which will hopefully result in greater flood insurance discounts for local property owners. As part of this process, public input will be gathered during two Public Meetings taking place on Tuesday, April 25, and Tuesday, May 30, at 9:00 a.m. in Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 233 JFK Boulevard. Both meetings are being held prior to regular City Council meetings, which take place at 10:00 a.m. on those days.

Residents and property owners are encouraged to attend the Public Meetings in order to share suggestions and learn more about Floodplain Management.

According to Sea Isle City Construction Official Neil Byrne, public input is an important and necessary part of Sea Isle’s Floodplain Management Plan.

“Our Floodplain Management Plan is an important step in our goal of continued participation in FEMA’s Community Rating System program,” said Mr. Byrne. “As of today, Sea Isle City is a Class 5 Community in the CRS program, which entitles property owners of compliant structures to a 25% discount in the flood insurance premiums.”

For additional information regarding the Floodplain Management Public Meetings, please phone Neil Byrne at 609-263-4461, ext. 1301.