Email 12/11

Regional Meeting Due to the changing pace of the legislation, the focus continues to be the regional effort.  As a reminder, The next meeting for the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition is Thursday, December 12th, at Saint Anns Parish Hall, 591 Ocean Street, Marshfield MA at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome.  The agenda will be first to recap any […]

Email 11/26

Welcome to an update from the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition Last week we had the first meeting of what is now known as the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition (MCC).  We had several South Shore communities involved.  The greater discussion, however, is how the Massachusetts Coastal Coalition fits together with the national coalition we are members of.  […]

Email 11/15

Proposed Legislation Many of you have heard about the proposed legislation from Congresswoman Maxine Waters, set to pause the Biggert-Waters Act for four years.  While we are happy to be getting congressional attention, as we read into the bill, this bill it is only a start.  We have done a lot of analysis, and while […]

Email 11/4

Welcome to another update from the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition Proposed Legislation Many of you have heard about the proposed legislation from Congresswoman Maxine Waters, set to pause the Biggert-Waters Act for four years.  While we are happy to be getting congressional attention, as we read into the bill, it is only a start.  For […]

Email 10/23

Welcome to another update from the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition Our Focus Now that, for the moment, the flood insurance rate map appeal has been submitted and we are waiting for a response from FEMA, our focus is shifting to the legislation.  We are currently organizing with other communities to work on the legislation the […]

Email 10/9

MCCC Error Report The Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition has been very busy getting our map error report into the Town of Marshfield before the October 16th map appeal deadline.  We handed in our report on October 4th, and were told by the Town that our appeal is valid, and will be submitted as an appeal […]

Email 9/30

Update: Part 2 of Biggert-Waters goes into effect TODAY The following goes into effect today: -Owners of subsidized policies on property that has experienced severe or repeated flooding will see 25 percent rate increase annually until rates reflect true risk -Owners of subsidized policies on business non-residential properties In a Special Flood Hazard Area will […]

Email 9/23

We have several important updates. September 28th Making Waves Rally (Part of national Stop FEMA Day) On September 28th, there will be rallies all over the country to promote the repeal of FEMA flood maps and Biggert-Waters.  The attention-grabbing headline is not that we want to get rid of FEMA, but that we need to […]

Email 9/17

This is another critical update with some very recent news and upcoming events. September 28th Rally As some of you may know, there is a national “Stop FEMA Now” day on September 28th at 12 noon.  We are working with Scituate to organize the rally.  While details are still being worked out, it looks as […]

Email 9/8

Welcome to another update form the Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition.  It is crunch time.  With only 38 days left to appeal the maps, there is a lot of activity, from both others and us.  There are several very important updates for this week: MCCC Map Appeal Workshop As you may know, we are in a […]