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FCEMC remains divided on future funding options at January meeting

Local officials remained split on how to finance future budgets for the Franklin County Emergency Management Commission following a thorough debate at the group’s meeting on Jan. 28.

     Discussion focused on the FCEMC’s third-year budget and beyond. County Supervisor Mike Nolte, who represents the supervisors on the FCEMC, said legal council has advised the commission to hash out the financing details of the third-year budget before they move forward with the county-wide 28E agreement. That document structures the financing and management of the FCEMC and is a joint contract between eight Franklin County cities, the county itself, and the FCEMC.

     “He [the lawyer] thinks it’s really important for us to establish up front the financing for Year 3,” said Nolte. “And I think that makes sense.”

Read the full article in the Feb. 5 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.