After sustaining nearly $2 million in damages in two-dozen locations, the town is still on the road to recovery.
“There are a lot of exciting things going on in Mendon, and we continue to be as busy as ever recovering from Tropical Storm Irene,” says Sara Tully, town administrator. To date, the town has received $344,000 in FEMA reimbursement on the little over $900,000 promised to it.
According to Tully, there are some projects that are 100 percent complete, and there are some complicated projects that are still in the engineering phases, as there continues to be some debate determining the scope of work that meets State of Vermont Codes and Standards and Agency of Natural Resources permit requirements. They also need to be acceptable for FEMA. As a result, Medway Bridge, Wright Road, Woodward Road, Notch Road and Wheelerville Road remain unfinished.
Mendon is planning an Irene Recovery Celebration Aug. 25 at the town’s recreational field, organized by The Mendon Historical Society, with the help and support of the Mendon Select Board and the Mendon Recreation Committee. Tully says the celebration is for “all townspeople that came together as a community after the storm, as well as for all of the volunteers that came out to help us in the aftermath.”MORE IN Irene Towns Anniversary
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