Trying to remap a community after FEMA has already remapped it and the city has approved it is a tough endeavor. The Mayor and City Council has agreed to expend $65,000 on a consultant to complete a Letter of Map Revision to bring portions of the town in to a lower risk zone.
Several buildings were required to put in a secondary dune during the construction process. The primary dune was then built out front. The map details said that the line moving from the X to the VE (highest risk) zone would be at the end of the tow line on the dune. FEMA drew the line on the secondary dune rather than the primary dune that was installed with beach replenishment.
It appears that the maps disagreed during the mapping process and this error was not caught until after the maps were adopted.
Town of Ocean City is trying to insure that the real estate value of the ocean front condominiums remains strong.
The Delmarva Condominium Managers Association had several managers and associate members turn out in support of the town allocating money to request a Letter of Map Revision or LOMR.
The process is scheduled to take up to a year