I received the following email from the town, and to be quite honest, struggled on whether to post it or not.. Partly, because I’m getting jaded with the Sandy aftermath and offers to provide help that don’t actually provide help. i.e. like going to Lowes to talk to the FEMA reps about Flood mitigation and within 2 minutes of speaking with them realize they don’t really have a clue about flood mitigation, and they are just there to hand out brochures. (And we’re paying for that..) Like going to the DRC in Leonardo where it takes multiple visits to accomplish anything because they just want to show they spoke to “x” number of people. (Although, the last and final time I was there, the one guy was helpful and refused to let me leave until I finished the SBA paperwork). Like going to the Solution Center (drink) and having the ladies there not make eye contact until you ‘sign in’. – There is a big difference between being empathic, helpful and courteous when someone comes in and after helping them, saying ‘ hey do you mind signing the book on your way out, we’re trying to keep a record of what types of questions people are having’ and refusing to make eye contact or answer questions until the person signs in.
I digress.. so here’s the email with my sarcastic side showing:
Christie Administration Hosts Mobile Cabinet in Highlands. – Maybe he felt guilty about not stopping here after landing in Kavookjian field when he went to visit Mayor Long in Sea Bright..
Officials Will Help Residents Resolve Sandy-Related Issues ANY Sandy related issue or just specific Sandy Related issues?
On Monday, March 18th, the Christie Administration will host a Mobile Cabinet in Highlands to help residents rebuild and recover following Superstorm Sandy. Are they going to make the town waive the permit fees and send someone to my house to lift it?
All day long between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm, residents affected by Sandy will have access to representatives from the Departments of Banking and Insurance, Community Affairs, Environmental Protection, the Business Action Center, SBA, and FEMA to answer their questions and help resolve any issues they have. (This seems great except for the fact that most people work between 9 – 5 on Mondays and most are not even living in town, if the powers that be decide to do this again please consider on a Saturday afternoon. So it would kind of seem like Murphys law if this *is* going to be really helpful, that the people who really need it couldn’t actually be there.)
Monday, March 18, 2013
PTAK Towers Community Room
215 Shore Drive
Street parking is available.
And if you can’t make it there is always the Town Hall Meeting Monday night at the Elementary School at 8 pm.