Ridgewood reimbursed nearly $450,000 by FEMA for storm costs
DECEMBER 7, 2014, 6:26 PM LAST UPDATED: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014, 6:27 PM
BY CHRIS HARRIS
STAFF WRITER |
RIDGEWOOD — The village recently received a pair of large checks from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, totaling nearly $450,000.
The checks reimburse Ridgewood for overtime costs and damage it sustained as a result of both Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy.
Calling the infusion of cash “excellent” news, Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld said another check would be sent to the village before the end of the year for $382,900.
Getting the reimbursements from the federal agency has not been easy.
Village officials — working with representatives from Sen. Bob Menendez’s office — have been meeting in recent months with state and federal officials to ensure the money was recouped.