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Berkeley Mayor To FEMA: Please Help Pay For Snow

Berkeley Mayor Carmen F. Amato  suggested this week that FEMA should help pay for snow removal costs that have exceeded a half-million dollars.

Amato said the township should encourage lawmakers to push FEMA to help defray $550,000 in costs.

He said paying for the snow removal could cost Berkeley "a penny" more on the tax rate.

"If you put all the snow storms together, they would costs $500,000," he said at Monday's council meeting, noting that a disaster of such financial magnitude "would qualify for FEMA money."

Many of these same homeowners continue to recover from the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Amato said those homeowners, as well as the township, could use assistance.

"The township is looking for any grant opportunities," he said.


d.m. February 28, 2014 at 08:28 AM
A true fiscal conservative in action....."FEMA?"(rest of the US) "Will you pay our snow removal bill?"
Joan Tunbridge February 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM
FEMA is short changing people who are still homeless. Keep your grubby hands off the money we haven't received!
freebird6269 February 28, 2014 at 10:18 AM
God please bring us back bill zimmerman he was a somewhat honest mayor
Bill Storm, February 28, 2014 at 01:48 PM
Question to the Mayor & Council? How are you going to handle the snow storm comming Sunday into Monday. Their talking 6 inch plus. I can also remember snow storms in March and April! What will you do then, let mother nature take care of it.
Big Al February 28, 2014 at 04:19 PM
Sorry main landers, I guess since they screwed us over here on the Island, Now they have to provide a snow plow, how did the town do it before we all got screwed you know the guys runnin the plows are not making anymore money than they did 5 years ago....it never stops.......

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