Athens Borough Council Talks Levees [Daily Review, The (PA)]
|By Amanda Renko; Amanda Renko (Staff Writer)|
The expense of having the levee certified would outweigh the benefits of the certification at this time, borough manager
The certification process, which Burgess said takes two years, would become even more expensive if any repairs or upgrades needed to be performed. "You can end up incurring a lot of costs," he said.
Burgess said that no action would be taken beyond the letter of intent unless funding for the certification is received.
The certification would help to offset the cost of flood insurance, he said, but since
There is no penalty for submitting the letter of intent and then not taking advantage of the program, Burgess said. The borough will still be eligible for grants from the
Repairs to a damaged 400-foot section of the
"There are local contractors here that could have used the work," he said.
The committee has also started to look at grants and funding sources for the projects outlined in its long-term recovery plan, Riley said.
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