Supervisors can’t cut debris-cleanup deal
by Associated Press
Published: July 14,2011
HOUSTON — The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has rejected 12 bids for debris removal from the April 27 tornado.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that supervisors agreed to continue clean up themselves while deciding their step.
Supervisors had initially hoped the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would be involved in the cleanup and defer the cost from the county to the Corps and to FEMA but have heard nothing about their application.
Supervisors requested bids from outside companies but rejected the bids because several contractors said they did not receive changes from the specifications that had originally been sent out.
Supervisors also have discussed using county employees. Under that scenario, FEMA would pay 75 percent of the cleanup costs with the county and state splitting 25 percent.
Source: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
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