Claremore Daily Progress

Government

October 10, 2012

2-1 vote ends 86th St. extension

Thacker, DeLozier oppose Helm’s road proposal

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CLAREMORE —

“We wanted their funds,” Kellogg said. “Yes you can do what you want to do but if you want to live within the funding source, your going to do what they [FEMA] wants you to do.”
Thacker raised the issue that the road could have been fixed without FEMA if Helm wanted to fix the road.
A brief discussion about the option to fix the road was conducted, however Helm was not an active participant.
Kellogg spoke on behalf of Helm provided different options or scenarios to Thacker.
After the discussion concerning an independent road repair project Kellogg returned to the original FEMA funding discussion.
Kellogg explained the requirements were listed for the environmental issues that FEMA needed met to fund the road repair project. 
“You can do anything you want as a county commissioner but if you want federal funds you have to comply with that,” Helm said. “Unless we spent a million to fund the study with no guarantee, then you have wasted a million dollars. The federal government is not going to give you any money without you walking their line.”

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