Monday, June 24, 2013

Just Wondering If This Request is Really Necessary?

(Compare St. Croix's damages to Crawford and Grant counties)

The 2013 recommendations for the "Highway" budget line (an increase of $785,882 over the previous year) and "Reserve for Contingencies (cut by 40%) are the same as what's in the approved budget. wiggle room in a $68 million budget for $125,000 (minus the 30%; see below) for highway maintenance/reserve for contingency expenses?

The Wisconsin Disaster Fund paperwork.

Considering that the application requires a "Statement Identifying Other Funds Sought for these Damages", not to mention a commitment to provide 30% of the funds requested, I can't help but think that St. Croix County is jumping the gun in its damage estimate process.

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