Baldwin County short on flood repair money

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) – The Baldwin County Commissioners are trying to come up with enough money for the 2015 fiscal year budget to pay for millions of dollars in flood repairs to roads.

The historic floods in April added a huge expense to the county’s budget. The commissioners held a special meeting on Thursday, July 24, 2014 to figure out a way to make ends meet.

Commissioner, Skip Gruber, says the county needs 20 million dollars for road repair. He says if they foot $3.5 million of the bill, FEMA, The Federal Highway Association and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will kick in the rest.

The commissioners have also skimmed money off of other budgets. The sheriff, probate judge and coroner have all offered to cut expenses to help make ends meet.

Commissioner Gruber says they are still about $2 million short. He says they will find a solution by October when the fiscal year starts.



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