FEMA Funds Budget Increase For Sewer Overflow Facility

By KBJR News 1

January 14, 2013 Updated Jan 14, 2013 at 11:40 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Additional expenses related to Duluth's new sewer overflow storage facility were approved at Monday's city council meeting.

A nearly 40 thousand dollar increase in funding for MSA Professional Services, the contractor on the project, bringing the new total to $2.2M for the sanitary overflow facility.

City Council member Sharla Gardner says the entire increase will be paid by FEMA.

"Our contract for the sewer overflows, which we are going to have to expand a little bit. The contractors underbid themselves," Dan Hartman, the former Duluth City Council President, said.

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