Adopt-A-Lot Program

CREATING OPPORTUNITY

The Village of Machesney Park works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to purchase homes in the floodplain through a voluntary program to reduce future flood damage to flood-prone areas.

Once the land has been purchased by the Village, FEMA requires that these properties "must be forever dedicated and maintained as open space." The Village wants to see these lands eventually used to accommodate community needs, such as a passive park in the Shore Drive floodplain area.

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