Later today the Preliminary Flood Maps for the pending update will be released. I have been told to expect the paper copies to arrive some time next week (Week of May 6, 2013). We will have access to the Geographic Information System shape files late this afternoon, and should be able to import those into Maps Online on the Town Website early next week. We will be providing a link to a special map that Alicia Messier has created that will be a scaled down version of the Maps Online database that only provides the basic information necessary to review the changes that will be occurring.
There will be significant changes in the flood zone boundaries in Dennis. Along with the online information we will review these maps with anyone who needs our assistance. We also will have a computer terminal in the Town Hall Annex here on Bob Crowell Road for those who do not have internet access at home dedicated to flood zone review.
The Planning Department will do all in our power to fully explain these maps. We will have at least one public session, with relevant FEMA personnel on these maps, the timing of this has not yet been established.