Updated 04/17/2012 04:45 PM
Town of Union flood plain closer to buyout
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UNION, N.Y. -- People living in a 100 year flood plain in the Town of Union are one step closer to a possible buyout.
Town officials announced Tuesday that their letter of intent to participate in the program has been approved the New York State Emergency Management Office. Now, it is up to the state and FEMA to decide which properties are eligible for a buyout.
Homeowners still have to submit some paperwork before the May 2nd deadline.
A meeting is being held at the Town Office Building this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to help people complete the necessary paperwork.
If forms are not completed for each residence, officials say that the property will become ineligible for the program.