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BURLINGTON FLOOD DISASTER RESPONSE

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

6:00 PM, Miller Center Community Room, 130 Gosse Court

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Burlington  Vermont Flood Disaster Response

The City of Burlington will host a public meeting 6 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the Miller Center Community Room (130 Gosse Court) to provide information and to answer questions about the city's flood disaster response. Topics will include flood damage assessment to buildings, repairs, regulatory requirements, and opportunities for assistance.

We have sent out a press release and posted this on the Front Porch Forum and plan to place notices out as well -- anything you can do to let people know would be most welcome.

Many thanks!

Joe Reinert
Assistant to the Mayor
Room 34, City Hall
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 865-7275
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Office of Mayor Bob Kiss
http://www.ci.burlington.vt.us/mayor/

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2011 17:39
 

FEMA Assistance Appoved

FEMA

Great News

The White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved money for seven Vermont counties. According to NECN, "Individuals and businesses can get money from a host of sources, including loans from the Small Business Administration, to help in the recovery. Business loans will be low-interest and run up to $2-million, leaders said. For private homeowners, repair support will go up to $30,000, and loans to nearly a quarter-million dollars." Read the full story here.

To get started with you application, visit the FEMA website or call (800) 621-3362.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 June 2011 17:35
 

North Cove Flooding

North Cove is probably the hardest hit area of the New North End. The cleanup will be massive and the residents will need help from their neighbors. The help will come in several forms: industrial cleaning equipment like wet-vacs and power fans, cleaning supplies, trash hauling, and a lot more.


North Cove by Satellite

North Cove Map and Satellite
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 19:20
 

What can Homeowners do?

The most important thing you can do right now is report your property damage

Call 211 to report you flooding damage

In order to get FEMA money, the state, county and local governments must show that the damage is severe enough to warrant the federal aid. The only way they can do that is if everybody reports the damage sustained to their property.

If you have further questions or need to speak to somebody associated with Burlington Government, The Department of Public Works has also set up a number to call:

Burlington DPW: 863-9094

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 02:57
 

Heineberg Rd - North Ave. - Shore Rd.

To the average driver, this intersection seems fine. With two north bound lanes, one of them fo left turns onto Shore Rd., traffic flows pretty smoothly through here. The problem with this intersection is a pedestrian problem. Crossing North Ave. here is a race against time, yet those who make the trip don't know how much time they have. The distance is 40 to 50 feet and the total time you have to cross is 20 seconds, though the only way to know this is to measure it, which I did. Only 5 seconds after the signal to cross begins, it switches to the blinking "don't walk...run" signal. Even a fast walker like myself can barely reach the halfway point before getting the numberless countdown to the traffic signal change.

What makes this crosswalk particularly hazardous is the surrounding neighborhood. To the east is the Heineberg Senoir Housing complex. On the northwest corner is St. Mark's Church. I don't have the statistics, but I would bet this intersection is used by more seniors than any other high traffic intersection in the entire New North End. 

The signal needs to beat least 10 seconds longer and it should have a numric countdown so that seniors, children and everybody in between can safely cross North Ave. without worrying about being hit by a car. At least not worrying about it more than normal. 

 
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