– What is up with lifting your house, how are residents supposed to pay for this when a) insurance money doesn’t pay for things upfront, b) FEMA grants can take years to come to fruition c) putting your house back together can drain existing savings
– What are alternative plans to mitigate flooding besides back filling the town? We should have a plan “b”, “c”, “d” and “e”
– How are people getting notified on what resources are available to them? I’ve personally spoken to people that didn’t know anything about the “resident needs form“, didn’t know anything about the hope for highlands grant etc. Highlands as a town needs to get the word out about different things that are available and make sure people are taking advantage of things.
– What is the game plan to get the town back together beyond the house lifting thing, what we doing to help the businesses, attract people back to town, the Post Office, the community center/recreation center etc?
– What are the stipulations on the FEMA grants? Is anyone eligible that got a ICC letter? I’ve spoken to FEMA people that said you can use your own contractor and spoken to others who were told that they had to use “approved” contractors and couldn’t lift their homes until the FEMA grants were approved. Which seems counterproductive, does the town expect people to be displaced for years until the grants are approved?