Canton Twp. gets update on flood paperwork
BY ERIC HRIN
CANTON TWP. - The 2011 flooding in Canton Township brought a flood of paperwork.
At this week's township supervisors meeting, Mary Graham, who filled it all out, was on hand to give the supervisors a progress report on the flood paperwork.
In total, she said, the flood payments to the township are $1,163,919.06 from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Breaking the amount down, she noted that the township received seven checks totaling $343,836.44 for the April 2011 Flood Irene small projects and six checks totaling $424,082.62 for the Sept. 3, 2011 Flood small projects.
Under the Sept. 3, 2011 Flood large project for Williams Hollow, she noted that PEMA/FEMA has committed to $396,938.70, and the township should receive this check within a couple of weeks after the paperwork has been submitted.
She showed the supervisors the large pile of paperwork that was required, some of it she had packed in a yellow crate.
She thought it was an overwhelming amount.
"And for me to say it's too much paperwork is really amazing."
Graham, the former township secretary-treasurer, was impressed by the total amount of payments, noting the township would have been bankrupted if it had to foot the bill.
Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: firstname.lastname@example.org