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Freehold Borough Council Will Reimburse Storm Costs with Emergency Appropriations

Resolution authorizes $400,000 to be spend to reimburse costs related to Hurricane Sandy.

The Freehold Borough Council will reimburse costs related to Hurricane Sandy through a newly passed emergency appropriations resolution.

At the Nov. 19 Freehold Borough Council meeting, the council unanimously passed the resolution that authorizes $400,000 to be spent towards costs from Hurricane Sandy.

“As you can all imagine there are significant costs related to this storm and what we are doing is an emergency appropriations that we have determined to be in the best interest of the Borough to finance and reimburse costs related to the recovery efforts,” said Councilman Kevin Kane prior to passing the resolution. “There were a lot of police and borough personnel working overtime, as well as tree removal work. There are tremendous costs related so we are doing an emergency appropriation to pay for it.”

According to the resolution, the $400,000 will be provided for in following annual budgets by the inclusion of at least one-fifth, $80,000, each year beginning in 2013. The emergency appropriations resolution was put into affect as soon as it was passed last night.

In addition to the newly passed resolution, Kane mentioned that Borough Administrator Joseph Bellina has already spoken with FEMA. Freehold Borough is currently waiting for a FEMA person to be assigned to the town.

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