REMINDER: Informational Workshop & FIRM Open House TOMORROW

Smart Meter Informational Workshop Tomorrow 

The Mayor and City Council have teamed up with the OC chapter of the AARP to co-sponsor a public outreach effort to inform residents about Smart Meters.  Delmarva Power and Maryland Smart Meter Awareness will provide a 15-20 minute general overview of smart meters and the smart meter opt-out provision, followed by questions from the audience and an invitation to approach attendees with additional questions or concerns.

  • March 12, 2014,
  • 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • Worcester County Senior Center 

*Note: educational literature and handouts are expected to be available. 

Open House for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Many citizens have heard about the newly-proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), which have been drafted by FEMA and affect much of Ocean City from the previous flood hazard zones. Residents and property owners may have questions about whether their property is still in a flood zone or proposed to be removed; when the proposed flood zone maps will be approved and what the process is to make the proposed maps effective.

In order to answer these questions and concerns by citizens, a proposed FIRM Open House is being held:

  • March 12, 2014,
  • 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Roland E. Powell Convention Center

*Note: there will be two presentations given, one at 6 p.m. and another at 7 p.m., with an opportunity after the presentation for citizens to speak with representatives from the Maryland Department of the Environment, FEMA, and the Ocean City Department of Planning and Community Development.