Brick residents whose homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy must be demolished, as well as those whose properties have a large volume of storm debris remianing, may qualify for the township's Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) program.
"As we know all too well, the storm left some homes in shambles and dumped large volumes of debris, some too big for residents to handle, on private property," said Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis, in a statement. "We have now taken care of the prerequisites to participate in these programs and want to hear from residents who have not yet informed the town of comparable issues with their property."
The program is run through FEMA. Under PPDR, the township hires a contractor to demolish homes or haul away debris, and is reimbursed 75 percent by FEMA for the cost. A homeowner's insurance would cover the other portion, or the township would assume the cost if the homeowner does not have insurance.
The township council approved the program last month after a debate on the issue.
If debris from Sandy is on private property and has not been removed, property owners may be eligible for the PPDR program. Additionally, property owners considering demolition due to damage from Hurricane Sandy may be eligible for assistance through the demolition program.
Residents interested in participating in the PPDR and/or Demolition program are asked to email the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Name of person with legal authority over property
- Lot and Block number (can be found on the township website under resources, then click property tax inquiry)
- Street Address Telephone number(s)
- Email address
- Approximate date of construction
- Active or inactive heating oil tank currently on property? (If yes, above or below ground?)
The township will contact those who write in, officials said.
More information is available on the township's website.