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Budget cuts to remain despite MEMA check

D’IBERVILLE — The $900,000 in expenses and capital improvements recently removed from D’Iberville’s budget will stay out even after the city cashed a $600,000 check for reimbursement from Hurricane Katrina expenses.

City Manager Michael Janus said at yesterday’s council meeting he was looking at the possibility of layoffs before the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency was able to turn over that large chunk of the $800,000 the agency owes D’Iberville for storm expenses.

The MEMA payment puts the budget back on track for this fiscal year but Janus again told the council, next year will be difficult.

Mayor Rusty Quave tells The Sun Herald that the city is still looking for more economic development and hoping large projects on the waterfront will be built soon.

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