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County votes to pay FEMA $93,000
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With 22 of its 24 members present Monday night the County Commission voted 20-1-1 to authorize $93,000 out of the 2011-12 budget to pay the Federal Emergency Management Agency back for a hazard mitigation grant that went awry during the administration of former County Executive Kenneth Rogers, who was in office from 2002-2006.Commissioner Ron Lee voted against the resolution and Rogers, who is currently a District 7 commissioner, abstained from the vote. The FEMA money was originally designated to purchase and demolish a house located at 58 Donovan Drive which had suffered extensive flood damage. The structure was owned by Michael Hubbard.However, rather than having the home demolished, as per the language of the FEMA contract, Rogers contracted with local businessman Randall Dunn, of RWRP Properties, to have the home dismantled and moved.