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UPDATED: Three Public Hearings Scheduled on New Sandy Action Plan

February 6th, 2014 by

Updated with rescheduled date for third public hearing.

The Christie administration has scheduled three public hearings to allow citizens and interested stakeholders an opportunity to comment on its proposed plan for disbursement of $1.46 billion in federal Sandy recovery funds

Sandy hearingsThe three public hearings are:
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
4:00 – 7:00pm
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Performing Arts Center
101 Vera King Farris Dr.
Galloway, NJ 08205

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
5:30 – 8:30 pm
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Campus Center
141 Summit St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Friday, Feb. 24, 2014 — NEW DATE!
4:00 – 7:30 pm
Brookdale Community College
Robert J. Collins Arena
765 Newman Springs Rd.
Middletown, NJ 07738

Those intending to speak at any of the hearings must register online in advance. Those who require accessibility arrangements should email the state Department of Community Affairs  (sandydotrecoveryatdcadotstatedotnjdotus)  . Testimony will be limited to three minutes. Written comments may also be submitted at any public hearing, or via email  (sandydotpubliccommentatdcadotstatedotnjdotus)  , or by mail to:

 Gabrielle Gallagher 
NJ Department of Community Affairs 
101 South Broad Street
P.O. Box 800
Trenton, NJ 08625.

All comments must be received by 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 5.

A downloadable flyer with information on the hearings and the webinar is available for copying and distribution to interested residents and stakeholders. 

3 Responses to “UPDATED: Three Public Hearings Scheduled on New Sandy Action Plan”

  1. antonietta says:

    Due to the bad weather and closing of Brookdale College when is the new date this function will be held.

    thank you

    • Elaine Clisham says:

      It has been rescheduled for next Friday, Feb. 21, at the same time (4:00 pm). We’ve updated the calendar on our website and we’ll have an updated flyer shortly. Thank you for asking!

      • Richard Brick NJ says:

        We have to keep in mind, there are several tiers of impact here. and yes, they all have priorities.

        A) you have those who’ve lost everything.- who knows where they are living??

        B) those who were damaged – either rebuilt or repaired and are back in their homes.

        C) those who’ve had minor damages under $50k. but who have suffered economically – such as fell behind on their mortgage – facing foreclosure. those who lost employment since the storm and now financially impacted. those who can not afford to make repairs to their homes, been underemployed, homes under market value and were Denied Grant Funding. eventually if those property owners who do not recover financially will loose everything. you will see more home fall in to foreclosure around the Jersey shore.?

        has anyone ran a survey of the recent number of homes falling into that category lately for 2013 – 2014? anyone from the Governor’s office or DCA want to reach out to those people and ask why?
        some got the run around and being denied grant funding.

        Banks do not want to help – they make more money in late fees and sur charges.
        Just an example,fall behind on your mortgage 1 year and that can add up to $20,000.00 in late fees. in the end, you will owe more than your home is worth. The banks will not remove the interest added or late fees added, they will add all that cost on the back end of your loan. While your home may be worth on $125K your loan with late fees can be at $200K++ – if your over age 50, you will never be able to pay for that Mortgage or recover from that loss.
        the home owner is left with a short sale or foreclosure. either way their credit is dammaged for another 10 years; where are they to go now.?

        I hope someone takes a hard look at this, it’s like radiation fallout effect after the blast.

        Any suggestions? anyone want to address these questions?

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