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City Council to Vote on Flood Zone Elevation Requirement Ordinance Tonight

Officials also expected to update Hurricane Sandy recovery process

The Long Branch Council is expected to vote tonight on the adoption of an ordinance that would require new homes and homes rebuilt after being damaged by Hurricane Sandy in the city's flood zone to be built 2 feet above the base flood elevation.

The council voted to introduce the ordinance at its last meeting on Jan. 8.

The public will be allowed to comment on the ordinance before it is voted on by the council.

Tonight's council meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and the ordinance is the first item on the agenda.

For more information about the ordinance, click here.

City officials are also expected to give a presentation on the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort at the council workshop meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

Long Branch Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Stan Dzuiba, Long Branch Police Sgt. Charles Shirley and Long Branch Department of Public Works Director Fred Migliaccio often update the council on the city's talks with FEMA and the rebuilding plan for the boardwalk.

Patch will be there tonight to cover these stories and any others that come out of the meeting.

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