Flood Relief Initiatives Being Taken By Town of Greenburgh

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Jonathan Raser (Jonathan.Raser@tetratech.com]) has been retained by the town to help the town come up with flood mitigation initiatives for both private property owners (businesses and homeowners) and for town projects (gym at the Theodore Young Community Center was flooded).At last nights Town Board meeting Mr. Raser identified grant opportunities in the wake of recent storms (Irene and Lee). The focus: acquiring and demolishing substantially damaged properties in the special flood hazard area (100 year floodplain). There are also grant opportunities available for those who want to elevate their homes (similar to what we did with some homes on Babbitt Court a number of years ago). There may be future grant opportunities available for additional flood relief initiatives.

If you are interested in being considered for this grant and if you have experienced flooding please complete the following form and return. If you send me a copy, it would be appreciated.  The form should be completed promptly since the federal government has a late February deadline.
Our Town Board meeting is archived on the town website: www.greenburghny.com. Look up Town Board archives (on left side of the page-Jan 25 meeting). This was the first topic of the meeting.PAUL FEINER
Town of GreenburghDepartment of Public Works177 Hillside Avenue    Phone:  (914) 993-1644Greenburgh, NY  10607   Fax:   (914) 993-1544Town of Greenburgh
Floodprone Property Acquisition and Elevation Projects
Homeowner Interest Sign-up Sheet and Voluntary NoticePlease complete this form if you are interested in exploring further your options for reducing your flood losses.  Signing this does not commit you to any action.Property Address:      _______________________________________________________Owner(s) Mailing Address:      ________________________________________________Owner(s) Name(s):      ______________________________________________________Contact Phone Number:      __________________________________________________Email Address:    __________________________________________________________I am interested in the following (check one):  ________  Acquisition           ________  Structural ElevationThe local government is required by FEMA to inform you that your participation in this project for open-space acquisition is voluntary. Neither the State nor the Local Government will use its eminent domain authority to acquire the property for open-space purposes if you choose not to participate, or if negotiations fail. ______________________  ______________
Owners Signature                   Date______________________  ______________
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