Much of the June 7 West Marlborough Township meeting was taken up by a discussion of the new flood insurance map issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Township engineer Al Giannantonio explained the revisions, which affect only two houses in the township, one near Springdell and one on Highland Dairy Road. Al brought along the large-scale maps, thick binders of documents, checklists and even CDs containing information about the plan.
At one point the engineer held up a list of definitions.
"Government loves acronyms," he explained dryly.
A few audience members near me wondered aloud how many taxpayer dollars were being used to fund this federal government initiative.