City to receive reimbursement for flood repairs

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The Minden City Council convened for a special session Thursday morning to adopt two resolutions involving agreements with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

These agreements would lead to reimbursement from the DOTD for emergency road repairs made during the March 2016 flooding.

A culvert on Todd Street cost roughly $28,000, according to Mayor Tommy Davis. Davis received a contract from the DOTD earlier this week detailing the reimbursement, and the council voted unanimously to authorize Davis to sign it. The second repair, a bridge on Industrial Drive, does not yet have a contract with final figures.

According to Davis, the reimbursement requests were originally made to FEMA, but FEMA later declared these roads fell under the federal highway category, while not being highways themselves.

“FEMA turned us down on this, and now, because they [the streets] show up as federal highway on their map, FEMA turned it over, and now that money comes through DOTD,” he said.

Davis said the DOTD will reimburse the city at minimum 80% of the cost of repairs, though he said State Representative Gene Reynolds left the possibility open for additional reimbursement on top of that.

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