Manville struggles to keep property tax base amid buyouts of land flooded by Ida

The state Department of Community Affairs tells the Senate budget committee they're having conversations with the mayor of Manville.

News 12 Staff

Apr 30, 2022, 10:34 AM

Updated 787 days ago

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Months after being slammed by Hurricane Ida, some New Jersey towns still need some help.
Places like Manville are struggling to keep their property tax base amid ongoing buyouts of flooded land.
The state Department of Community Affairs tells the Senate budget committee they're having conversations with the mayor of Manville.
“We're continuing to chat about ways that we can develop plans that may alleviate some of those ratable losses that are specifically happening from the buyouts or the property damage that previous storms have caused,” says Samuel Viavattine, the deputy commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs. 
The storm is responsible for over 80 deaths and $75 billion in damages.


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