Floodwall Certification Strains Budget for Kentucky Town

April 20, 2010

An eastern Kentucky town is facing a $500,000 tab as it seeks to have its floodwall recertified later this year.

Pineville officials told The Middlesboro Daily News that getting the wall in condition to pass inspection in June could put a pinch on the city’s budget.

Mayor Sherwin Rader said the city will get $300,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Association to help with recertification. The city still has to clean up all the stumps and trees around the wall before getting recertified, according to Rader, and address a situation with the railroad tracks.

Clerk Ina Robbins said that there’s a possibility of receiving money to help with that expense, but didn’t say where the funds may come from.

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