Editor's update: Ocean City Patch will provide live updates from the Jan. 26 post-Sandy Q&A for Ocean City property owners who cannot attend the event. Look for the discussion board that will be posted as the main story on Ocean City Patch on Saturday morning.
Two-and-a-half months after Superstorm Sandy, Ocean City residents and property owners have many more questions than answers as to the restoration or reconstruction of their properties. Questions include:
- How long will the city continue providing dumpsters and storm-related curbside waste collection?
- When will recycling return to previous separation requirements?
- What evidence of decontamination will be required by rental agencies and/or the city from rental property owners?
- What restoration work requires licensed contractors and/or permits from the city?
- By when must an insurance claim be filed, and how is the payout calculated?
- What are the effects of the city’s latest "base flood elevation" ordinance?
- How will our property taxes be affected by the costs associated with the storm?
These questions will be discussed by a panel consisting of city officials, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives, insurance agents and real estate industry experts 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 26, at the Ocean City Free Public Library.
Ocean City residents and property owners are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.
Slated to participate:
- Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian
- Ocean City Business Administrator Michael Dattilo
- Ocean City Finance Director Frank Donato
- FEMA subject matter experts
- President of the Ocean City Board of Realtors Kevin Redmond
- Representatives of the McMahon and Heist insurance agencies
For more information, call Curt Gronert at 610-533-8150.
— News release from the Ocean City Community Association