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Supervisors seek additional funds for FEMA shelter

The Copiah County Board of Supervisors decided to proceed with the FEMA 361 Shelter as planned during their monthly meeting on March 5.
Steve Cox, Cox Architecture, informed the board that FEMA/MEMA wanted the FEMA 361 shelter building cost to remain at or below $3 million.  The present plan exceeds that amount by about $160,000.  
After considering whether to leave out such features as the ability to individually cool/heat rooms, paving, lighting and striping the parking lot, the members decided it was better to continue with the original plans.  They discussed adjusting the in-kind matches and seeking other funds to cover the cost that may not be covered by FEMA.  
Copiah County Emergency Management Director Randle Drane requested two letters from the board supporting separate applications to seek funding from MEMA Special Project and Grand Gulf monies.

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