Kittery may appeal ‘flawed’ FEMA floodplain maps
KITTERY, Maine — Town officials are pondering whether to appeal what a consultant called highly flawed federal floodplain maps of the town. To gauge resident response to the issue, the Town Council will hold a special meeting Monday, April 7.
Any day now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is expected to begin accepting appeals of its preliminary maps. Individual property owners and municipalities will have 90 days after that to file.
All affected property owners have been invited to Monday’s meeting.
“I think the point of the workshop is to determine how many people see this as an urgent item and how many people are interested in seeing the town appeal,” said Town Manager Nancy Colbert Puff.
Funding for an appeal would likely have to be found in the current fiscal year budget.