City to direct FEMA funds to fix electrical service in Ellis Boat Harbor

Rick Smith
Published: July 13 2010 | 7:57 pm - Updated: 2 April 2014 | 4:06 pm in
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The City Council was set Tuesday to approve plans to spend up to $200,000 to repair the city’s portion of an electrical system bringing power to the houses and boats at the Ellis Boat Harbor.

The money will come from $896,137 in disaster funds obligated to the city for the harbor by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

About $105,000 of the funds has been spent to date to replace boat slips in the harbor. Another $75,000 will be used for Alliant Energy’s portion of the needed electrical repairs, with other of the funds going to repair damaged sheet piling, sidewalks and roadways, the city states.

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