NORWAY — A special town meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday to vote again on a Floodplain Management Ordinance, which was approved at the June 15 annual town meeting.
The action is necessary because the Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected the first ordinance due to problems with map names and dates.
Passage of the ordinance must be made by July 7 or the town will be removed from the program.
Sue Baker, state coordinator for the National Flood Insurance Program that operates out of the State Planning Office in Augusta, said last month that removal from the program means property owners won’t be able to get the required flood insurance on any federally-backed loan through a banking institution or their loans will be suspended when they are up for renewal.
Additionally, removal means that towns will have their state and federal flood disaster assistance suspended, she said. The special town meeting will be held in the Town Hall. A public hearing will be held at 2 p.m. just before the town meeting as required by law.
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