Last night Borough Mayor Mike Navarre along with multiple agencies such as the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, allowed the public, consisting mostly of flood victims, to ask questions pertaining to future prevention of high ground water and flooding of the K-Beach area.
Emotions ran high when the public was allowed to speak openly on the subject as well as ask the Borough questions about what to do with a basement full of water.
We spoke with Mayor Mike Navarre about what he took from the meeting.
Mayor Navarre: “I think this meeting tonight was very good, I think a lot of different people turned out actually a lot more people turned out obviously they’re dealing with a lot of different issues and are struggling with a lot impacts so I think we’ve put out some good information and we’ve heard from a lot of people and going forward I think that the borough and the state folks are going to work in coordination to try to figure out both short term and long term solutions the best we can.”
Mayor Navarre said the borough as well as Emergency Management is going to make an effort to personally visit some of the more heavily impacted homes.
Mayor Navarre: “They’re not going to be able to visit every home that was impacted but they’re looking to get a representative picture of what’s going on so they can present that to the Governor’s disaster cabinet who will then recommend to the Governor and the Governor will make a determination.”