Rebuilding from Irene to cost less in Lodi

LODI - Lodi officials are giving property owners a temporary reprieve on fees charged for rebuilding as residents continue to try and recover from damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

"What we're basically doing is saying that these people need to repair, so we've waived all the building permits and fees," says Lodi Borough Manager Tony Luna. "They have to come in and get a permit. But there is no charge for the permit. We gave a 90-day grace period on that."

Albert DiChiara, the owner of Stantagelo Funeral Home, says the new policy is welcome news since he gets little assistance from the government.

"That may help me. I have a house over here where I had to get permits to change the boilers," he says. NJ residents vent about power companies' response during Irene KIYC: How to avoid cars that have been flooded

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