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County may sue Kenneth Rogers
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The county may be forced to sue former county executive and current Commissioner Kenneth Rogers in order to recover up to $124,000 in Hazard Mitigation Grant funds issued by FEMA through TEMA. The money was designated by contract to purchase and demolish a home which suffered flood damage owned by local resident Michael Hubbard.But instead of having the home destroyed, Rogers entered into a contract with Randall Dunn, of RWRP Properties, to have the home dismantled and moved, with Dunn providing a contribution of $16,000 to the county, $6,000 of which was paid back to Dunn with two checks for $4,500 and $1,500. Rogers’ actions allegedly constitute a breach of contract which eventually resulted in the action by TEMA to recover the funds. The county was informed of the action in a letter from TEMA two weeks ago.The county’s Budget and Finance Committee held a meeting Monday, attended by county attorney Larry Stanley, to discuss the issue and determine the county’s responsibility, as well as its options to recover the money.