Sandy victims must pay for taller utility poles.
This issue never crossed my mind. We have a number of residents who have undertaken home elevations to protect against flooding and manage their flood insurance costs. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought that elevating a house would trigger the need to change the telephone poles surrounding the home.
It is an outrage that this cost would be borne by someone recovering from, or preparing for, flooding. I will explore with FEMA and the state, the viability of using pre-disaster mitigation funds to upgrade our poles in the areas with the need for the greatest increases in elevation for homes.
I will also ask some of those on the south side coastline in West Dennis that have elevated structures, whether they have had to address these type of utility changes.
Single-room occupancy housing, otherwise known as a lodging house. They definitely can provide for a niche in the housing market. Dennis allows lodging houses by Special Permit. We have had one request in the past 15 years. We have another potential one being brought forward as a way for an employer to provide employee housing. Stay tuned.
The $80-a-Week, 60-Square-Foot Housing Solution That’s Also Totally Illegal – Next City.
Might not power a whole city, but I wonder if it could cover the Water District’s electricity needs.
We get many requests to deal with abandoned properties, this provides one possible solution.
Anti-blight bill divides Sedgwick County, Wichita leaders
Wichita Eagle (KS), 2015-02-19
Definitely a good read. We have done much to preserve what matters. Adopting design guidelines, restrictions on formula businesses, open space acquisitions and the regulations for Crowe’s Pasture all reflect our attempts to protect the aesthetic qualities vfound in Dennis. Each of these actions improve quality of life and property values.
Going to toss it out there, could a nonprofit be formed to acquire, renovate and operate the Columns as a musically oriented museum/performance space? A space where aspiring artists could perform at an open mike or bigger name musical acts could re-energize the village?
Perhaps we could introduce an affordable housing component as well to the site.
We never stop trying to improve our local economies. I met Mr. Bird last week, the restaurant idea fits perfectly in with the goals of the West Dennis Village zoning, and we look forward to another new business in the village!
New life in West Dennis – Opinion – capecodtimes.com – Hyannis, MA.
Driving through Vermont today and noticed the Norwich Farmers Market under a cover of snow. We really need to find a spot to dedicate for weekly, or more often, craft and farmer’s market activities in one of our villages.
We will be pursuing Pre-Disaster Mitigation Funding once again this year to elevate structures. I am still looking for potential participants. I need from you, building plans including a site plan, proposed building elevations, cost estimate and a commitment to pay your portion of the cost to elevate the structure, generally 25% of the project cost.
Let me know if you are interested.
FEMA’s Public Assistance Program – Mitigation Funding – Disaster Recovery Today.