Flooding in our neighborhood is a serious problem and some of us have seen manholes pop off the street and sewers overflow! The City is asking voters in the affected flood zone (in North Central and North Shoreview) to support an annual assessment fee of about $107 that will help fund upgrades to the levees and pump stations. These improvements should remove some houses in our neighborhood from the FEMA flood zone and lift the insurance mandates that entails. The proposed assessment fee is much less than the cost of flood insurance. This initiative could save home-owners a lot of money in the long-run and help fund critical infrastructure upgrades that protect our neighborhood from flooding.
You might also ask about the timeline for construction. Do we still need to buy flood insurance? What happens if this assessment doesn’t pass? Is there a precedent for this kind neighborhood-specific fee?
Join us at the HANCSM Winter General Meeting, Thursday February 22nd at 6:30pm @ King Center to learn more from Public Works and get your questions answered.
(Read the Official Ballot Information.)
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Note that this floodplain map is NOT static…FEMA changes it and more often these days with Climate Change and Sea Raise that is happening
Plus, not just flooding from The Bay, but those living around any one of our creeks that flows into The Bay are in some flood maps not shown on this message above