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By Dena Martin
The Times 

City Must Decide on Flood Feasibility Study

Two 'yays,' a 'nay,' and an 'undecided' vote leave project hanging


November 23, 2017

WAITSBURG – How much money is too much to spend when it comes to planning and preparing for a natural disaster? That's the question the Waitsburg City Council must be ready to decide at their December meeting.

Two years ago, Waitsburg approached the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) about completing a flood feasibility study for the city through a federal program that shares both the cost of the study (planning) and construction following the study. The program requires municipalities to pay half of the cost of the study while costs for construction, following the study, are split 65/35, wi...

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