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Prestonsburg City Council Discusses FEMA Bills

FEMA Bills were the top priority for Prestonsburg City Council members last night.

The major topic of the meeting was the discussion of bills from contractors that participated in the removal of debris from August flooding.

It appeared that some council members found the situation to be disorganized, raising speculation that the city could possibly be overpaying.

Council members, Freddie Goble, Les Stapleton and B.D. Nunnery voiced the most concern on the issue.

The total from the bills that the city is looking at is $290,000.00 dollars, which has caused some debate on whether or not that amount is reasonable.

Councilman Les Stapleton explained that until he saw a comparative price for work performed he was not comfortable approving the bills, even if FEMA would be reimbursing the city 85 percent, explaining that the city should not have to pay more than needed.

Worksheets from contractors are being drawn up for the council to discuss on December 1st to verify work performed.

Filed under: Floyd Co. | Politics | Around the region


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