Having established a flood plain management board and approved an administrator, the Town of Disney is one step closer to becoming a part of a national flood prevention program, enabling residents to obtain insurance at more reasonable rate than previously available.

“We are almost ready to submit our application to the National Flood Prevention Program, and we couldn’t be happier with a job well done on behalf of this board and the interested residents of the community,” said Joan Rodenbush, flood plain prevention administrator. “We were required to establish a board and appoint an administrator, which we have done, and we have drawn up resolutions stating that we’ve completed the requirements to FEMA for approval.

“I would also like to thank FEMA for taking this small community in a flood zone and working with us to write the regulations and get it done in a timely fashion so that we can be grandfathered in before the new maps come out in September,” she said. “They did an excellent job and their efforts are very appreciated by all of us who are affected by this issue.”

Being a part of the national program will allow residents living within the flood plain area to obtain flood insurance at a reasonable cost. Those who do not participate in the program but reside in Disney will also be eligible for relief in the case of a flood, according to Rodenbush.

The board also approved making an application for a $50,000 REAP Grant through Grand Gateway Economic Development Agency to replace the windows in city hall.

“We have been working on getting this thing put together and we will be submitting our application this week,” said Jane Standeford, trustee. “We are asking for $25,523.00 for the purchase and installation of new windows and shades for city hall. We are hopeful that we will be approved.”

In other business, the board accepted a bid from Paul Baker in the amount of $1275.00 for a 1990 International chassis and cab.

The Town of Disney meets the second Tuesday of each month at city hall beginning at 7 p.m.