Calhoun County taxpayers received a hefty bill Monday night to the tune of $2.2 million.
Monday night, Clerk of Court Carla Hand advised the board that a supplemental budget resolution would need to be passed to cover a $2.2 million overage needed in the county transportation trust fund for FEMA activity and closeouts.
According to the report, the current payback to FEMA is estimated at $1.4 million for two prior storms from years’ past.
From where will the money come? The Clerk’s report indicates that $1 million of the $2.2 million needed for FEMA is available in the county’s general fund from unspent budgeted money. The remaining $1.2 million will be pulled from reserves.
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