Don’t fight city hall: Sea Isle City taking nearly 200 residents to court

    If you can’t fight city hall… then apparently, you’re going to get sued – at least that’s the case for nearly 200 residents in Sea Isle City, New Jersey.

    According to the Press of Atlantic City, Sea Isle City has issued municipal court summonses to 193 homeowners for alleged non-compliance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood standards.

    The issue surrounds flooding on a barrier island and it being a serious risk.

    FEMA spokeswoman Mary Colvin told the Press of Atlantic City that the city is doing what it can to address a serious issue.

    “The city is taking very aggressive and proactive measures in making sure they do what they can to address this,” Colvin told the Press of Atlantic City.

    According to the report, the city and FEMA officials have been working with residents to reduce the list of violations.

    The Press of Atlantic City reports Sea Isle hopes to join 52 other municipalities in New Jersey taking part in the Community Rating System.  The program awards five percent to 20 percent on flood insurance premiums.

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