“We had the opportunity to opt in to let the state come in and clear our brush, but we’d still be out the same amount of money in the long run,” said Cadiz Public Works Director Kerry Fowler. Bailey said cleanup of the city will probably ultimately cost slightly more than $25,000.
Fowler said the city has cleared about 8,000 cubic yards of debris and, weather permitting, the city’s debris cleanup should be completed by Friday, March 13.
Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries said at an earlier meeting that cleanup in the rural parts of the county could still take some time, and urged county residents to have patience while the cleanup continues.
“It has gone fairly slow, and I want to encourage all those citizens to please bear with us,” said Humphries. “We’ll be moving as quick as we can.”
Going by the most recent count, almost 13,000 cubic yards of debris had been picked up in Trigg County, about 7,800 has been picked up by the state and almost 4,900 of which has been picked up by the county, said Keith Todd, a public affairs officer for the Kentucky Highway Department.
At an earlier fiscal court meeting, Humphries said that while it was estimated that there are 40,000 cubic yards of debris in the county, there could be as many as 80,000 cubic yards.
The fiscal court, at a February meeting, agreed unanimously to take up to $52,000, which is 13 percent of $400,000, out of the county’s transportation fund and put it towards storm-related cleanup.
(For the rest of the story, check out this week’s edition of The Cadiz Record.)