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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ward 1 Town Hall Monday at Barlow

Barlow School, East Front and Farragut Road.
Parking on street or in lot at upper left.

The Plainfield City Council's Town Hall series continues with the Ward 1 event at Barlow School from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Monday, October 26.

The town halls are an opportunity for residents from throughout the city to express opinions and concerns to Council members and to have questions answered by representatives of the Mapp administration.

Because most of the Plainfield homeowners who are required to have flod insurance are in the First Ward, residents planning to attend Monday's meeting may want to read a story from Saturday's Ledger claiming that FEMA flood maps may have exaggerated flood risks throughout the state (see story here).

This keys into Councilor Storch's answer to a flood insurance related question at the Ward 2 Town Hall, where we learned that the Council had appropriated $50,000 for a consultant to update the Plainfield maps, but that Mayor Robinson-Briggs declined to have the work done.

He also noted that homeowners' insurance would be reduced with a plan in place for flood remediation.

Though mostly in Ward 1, properties requiring flood insurance are also found in Ward 2 along the path of the (now underground) Cedar Brook.

The remaining town hall is Thursday, November 12, at Hubbard School.

Barlow School is at East Front Street and Farragut Road. Parking available on the street or in the lot on the Green Brook side of the building.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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