The city will hold an open house for impacted residents to meet one-on-one with representatives from FEMA, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), city engineers, and flood insurance agency representatives, following the release of new floodplain maps which are scheduled to go into effect in November.
The meeting will take place Thursday, Sept. 8, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Southwest Community Center, at 401 South Ave.
According to the city, there are presently 237 parcels which have been removed from the maps, and 876 have been added, which, for property owners seeking flood insurance, will allow for a new rating that will give the city a discount.
Residents will have an opportunity to ask city engineers, and officials from NYSDEC and the Federal Emergency order clonazepam Management Agency (FEMA), any questions they may have in advance of the body ratifying the new maps.
In addition, property owners who are now added to the floodplain map, and believe they were added in error will be asked to complete a letter of map amendment, including a survey from a licensed surveyor, and submit it to FEMA, which will make a final determination. The property owner will then be required to provide FEMA’s determination to their mortgage holder.
The Syracuse Common Council held a similar public meeting on Aug. 9, for residents to receive feedback from city and state officials regarding the new maps.
Visit www.syrgov.net/flood, for additional information regarding the insurance programs, and the maps.