Lower Makefield Township Receives FEMA Recognition
On May 18, 2016, our client, Lower Makefield Township, was awarded a plaque from FEMA at the Board of Supervisors meeting commemorating their May 1, 2016 entrance into the Community Rating System. The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. As a result, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions.
Boucher & James, Inc. assisted the Township with meeting the required milestones and completing the application for entrance into the Community Rating System. Lower Makefield Township entered the Program with a Class 7 Rating, the second highest rating earned by a community in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To date, only 27 of the 2,455 municipalities in Pennsylvania have been accepted into this program. Lower Makefield Township’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System will result in a 15% reduction in the yearly Flood Insurance Premiums for properties located within the Township’s Special Flood Hazard Area. Boucher & James, Inc. ‘s Maryellen Saylor, P.E. was the project manager and Tim Wallace, E.I.T. worked with Maryellen Saylor, P.E. in preparing the required plans.
At the Board of Supervisors Meeting, Lower Makefield Township Supervisor Kristin Tyler added: “Maryellen Saylor did an extraordinary job in navigating our Township through this process, a new process, gaining certifications herself and taking countless telephone calls from our residents. We would never have been anywhere near this commendation without her extremely diligent work and on behalf of the Township we thank you.”
Pictured left to right are Jeffrey Benedetto (Township Supervisor), Judi Reiss (Township Supervisor), Darlene Messina (FEMA), Kristin Tyler (Township Supervisor), Mayellen Saylor (Boucher & James, Inc.), David E. Fritchey (Township Supervisor) and John B.Lewis (Township Supervisor) accepting the plaque
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