Go online, comment on UI plans to repair, recover IMU

The University of Iowa has created a web site where people can provide comments regarding UI plans to repair and recover the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) from the flood of 2008.

To view the site, visit facilities.uiowa.edu/imu-flood-recovery.htm.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the University also will provide two public presentations where citizens can provide input to the plans.

The first meeting is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, in room A of the Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn Street. The second meeting will be the same day, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Macbride Hall Auditorium on the UI Pentacrest.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend one of these two presentations. Representatives from the University, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division, and FEMA will discuss the process of identification and evaluation of the historic properties on the campus, and the assessment and resolution of adverse effects.

Those unable to attend the meetings may submit comments to FEMA via e-mail at Fema-ICC-EHP@dhs.gov or via postal service to FEMA/Iowa Closeout Center, Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP), 7755 Office Plaza Drive North, Suite 145, Building G, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

To view the entire public notice, visit news-releases.uiowa.edu/2011/july/072711FEMA-public-notice.pdf.