Commissioners Favor Adding Disaster Fund to Budget
The Nemaha County Commissioners Wednesday, April 3, supported starting the process to amend the 2019-2020 budget to include a disaster fund which will allow tracking expenses and receipts relating to flooding.
The county will need to advertise to amend the budget and this must be completed by Sunday, June 30. Setting up a disaster fund was a recommendation of Deann Haeffner, assistant deputy state auditor. The auditor’s office has received calls regarding handling or anticipating disaster money.
A disaster fund was not created in 2011, the year of flooding generally affecting counties up and down the Missouri River.
Additional Flooding Updates
Renee Critser, county emergency management director, said the City of Peru continues working on its water system, including trying to drill a well to get the system back on line. Technical assistance is being requested from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect the city’s well from any future disaster, she stated.
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