Middle Township

Police Department offers free gun-safety course

The Middle Township Police Department has announced a free gun-safety course for residents.

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The course will start at 6 p.m. April 24 at the Cape May County Police Academy. It will take about two hours, and each registrant will receive a free gun lock. To attend, call 609-465-6645.

The course is open only to Middle Township residents. The number of attendees is limited to 98.

Wildwood Crest

Post-storm construction information

The borough of Wildwood Crest reminds the public that any current construction project must comply with the state’s Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps.

These requirements will remain in place until new ABFE maps are released, likely near the end of the summer. New flood insurance rate maps are not expected to be adopted until 18 months later. Any new construction, additions or substantial improvements must comply with the elevations indicated on the ABFE maps, plus 1 foot of freeboard, based on the state Department of Environmental Protection requirements of 2007. The Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps are available at region2coastal.com. Copies are available at the Wildwood Crest Construction Office on the second floor of borough hall, 6101 Pacific Ave.

Permits are required for any repair, renovation, alteration, reconstruction, demolition or change of use, or to install or alter any equipment. Applications and information are at wildwoodcrest.org.

The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 changed how flood insurance is subsidized by the National Flood Insurance Program. Flood insurance information is at FloodSmart.org.

For questions about zoning or construction compliance, call the construction office at 609-729-8089.

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