Thursday, December 3, 2009


The meeting with the victims of the August 4, 2009 flood was held last night at the Library to a fairly thin but enthusiastic crowd.

At the very beginning it was stressed that the city could only help city residents, not Floyd County or fringe residents. Mr. Coffey suggested that residents who fall into this category speak to the County Commissioners. He also added that their would be no discussion about the long term solution for fixing the sewers and drainage systems. The council and administration were there to help the immediate need of the city residents.

Shane Gibson, City Attorney, was also present and stressed that Tort Claims need to be filed immediately to be considered for help. He, the mayor, and the council are optimistically hoping to resolve this before Christmas or at least by the first of the year.