Tuesday , 6 December 2016

WESTERN WISCONSIN OFFICIALS THANKFUL FOR STATE AID, STILL UNSURE HOW THEY’LL COVER COSTS

Even with a promise of state disaster assistance, town officials in Buffalo and Trempealeau counties are wondering how they’ll pay for road damage from heavy flooding in early August. Between 4 and 8 inches of rain fell on Buffalo and Trempealeau Counties within a 45 minute span the morning of Aug. 11, causing small creeks to jump their banks and ravage roads and homes. Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency for Buffalo, Trempealeau and Eau Claire counties Monday, paving the way for state reimbursement of up to 75 percent of road repairs. But Gilmanton Board Chair Marvin Meier isn’t sure how they’ll pay to fix more than $170,000 in road damages in the first place. http://www.wpr.org/western-wisconsin-officials-thankful-state-aid-still-unsure-how-theyll-cover-costs

 

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