Today, US Senator Chuck Schumer urged FEMA to pay out $1.2 million to pay for infrastructure repairs.
He says the village had to take on a $5 million bond anticipation note to pay for repairs, but the delay in getting reimbursement from FEMA has forced village officials to roll over their bonds to cover costs. He said unlocking the remaining $1.2 million immediately would keep Gowanda from accruing unsustainable debt.
Schumer said he understands FEMA is busy with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Gowanda needs the money now, too, and deserves it without further delay.
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