County encouraged by latest step in Gustav reimbursement

Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 09:27 AM.

Yeager said the discussions with FEMA and Southerland were aimed at making the argument that FEMA could make the call on reimbursement, whether or not Fish and Wildlife agreed.

FEMA representatives said they would take that argument back the agency and Yeager said he hoped to hear something in the next two months.

“I am encouraged and the Congressman was encouraged,” he said.

RESTORE Act Committee

During its bi-monthly regular meeting on Tuesday, commissioners approved capping the members of the county’s RESTORE Act committee at 12 members.

 County administrator Don Butler noted that 43 members sit on the Okaloosa County committee and that he had a number of requests from citizens to sit on the committee.

Butler agreed with Commission chair Bill Williams who said that too many members would be cumbersome and noted that the RESTORE Act committee has weekly publicly noticed meetings.

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