Prospect receives reimbursement for snowstorm

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PROSPECT — The town of Prospect has been reimbursed $36,177 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help cover the costs associated with of Winter Storm Juno.

The snowstorm struck Jan. 26 through Jan. 28. Mayor Robert Chatfield said FEMA regulations state the town could choose up to 48 hours to be covered for reimbursement. The town chose the first 48 hours.

The total cost for snow removal and street maintenance during those 48 hours was $48, 236, Chatfield said. FEMA reimburses municipalities 75 percent of the total cost.

Chatfield said the state used to reimburse the other 25 percent of the cost, but it hasn’t done so in many years.