City Council Considers Contractor for Disaster Prep

Posted Apr 14, 2016

(TNS) - The City Council has discussed paying a contractor to help the city prepare natural disaster response plans.
Such preparation services could cost the city as much as $19,000, but the contractor would bring valuable experience navigating FEMA regulations, officials said.

The contractor’s services could also help the city obtain more reimbursement money from FEMA in the event of a natural disaster, a council member noted.

During a work session Tuesday afternoon, the Tupelo City Council met with Danny Shows, president and CEO of SCHAUS Disaster and Assistance Services.

In February, Lee County supervisors approved a contract with SCHAUS for nearly identical services as he proposes to provide to Tupelo.

Under a proposed contract presented Tuesday, the Ellisville-based firm would write plans for the monitoring and removal of debris following a natural disaster.

The firm will also help establish a list of pre-qualified contractors able to provide debris removal services.


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