County Could Lose $1.5 Million In FEMA Funds

Having learned that the possiblity exists that Antelope County could miss out on $1.5 million in FEMA funds, the Antelope County Board of Supervisors took steps to try and prevent this from happening.
Meeting last week, the supervisors learned from a conference call with Neligh City Clerk Dana Klabenes that the city has been denied by FEMA to use their alternate funds for the Old Mill Bridge repairs because FEMA does not feel that the city can complete the project by July.
According to information provided by the county clerk’s office, the City of Neligh is now checking into other options to get the bridge opened to traffic.
Since the county has an obligation to either fix the bridge to open it for traffic OR make it a pedestrian bridge, it could lose $1.5 million in FEMA funds should the project not be completed by the July 1 deadline.
With the matter not on the agenda for the Sept. 10 meeting, the supervisors instructed County Clerk Carolyn Pedersen to have the matter on the agenda when they meet Oct. 8.

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