Glynn County Commissioners on Thursday are expected to consider accepting three reimbursement checks for hurricane recovery spending from state and federal emergency management agencies.
The county spent around $9 million on disaster recovery after Hurricane Irma, which county officials say is a conservative estimate. The actual total is still being calculated.
Thursday’s agenda item accounts for $34,597 spent on three recovery projects. The county is currently working on 16 projects, but more may be necessary.
The county spent in excess of $12 million on disaster response following Hurricane Matthew, which struck the county in 2016. Officials expect to recover close to 90 percent of that.
There’s still around $2.3 million the county expects to recoup, according to county officials. Getting the remainder requires the county to finish up and close out hurricane recovery projects.
Officials have previously said it could take years to finish all its recovery projects and get full reimbursement, but the county learned quickly.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires that all expenditures on disaster recovery be recorded and all work be tracked in specific ways before it approves reimbursement.
Following Matthew, the commission changed some county ordinances to gel better with the FEMA’s policies, which officials said would allow them to gain approval for higher percentages of reimbursement.
In other business, the commission is expected to consider approval of two alcohol licenses, two final subdivision plats for St. Simons Island and a $5,000 grant for signs to be used by the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition.
The meeting is atfor 6 p.m. Thursday in the Old Glynn County Courthouse, 701 G St. in Brunswick.