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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 095-01052; City of Albany
DSR ID# 82380, 79083, 79084, 79226, 79227, 79240, AND 79239; Turner Boat Pavilion
Citation: FEMA-1033-DR-GA; City of Albany; DSRs 82380, 79083, 79084, 79226, 79227, 79240 and 79239
Cross-reference: Time Extension
Summary: The Turner Boat Pavilion in the City of Albany, GA was damaged during flooding in 1994 as a result of Tropical Storm Alberto. The project was approved on seven separate Damage Survey Reports from October 26, 1994 through July 28, 1995, in the amount of $106,510. The Federal Share for that amount (90 percent) is $95,859. Based on all available information submitted by the Subgrantee, six years passed from the time of the declaration and solicitation of architectural and engineering for the project. It took an additional two years, for a total of eight years, before the Subgrantee had completed bid documents.
The Subgrantee requested a time extension for completion of repairs to the facilities and was denied by FEMA in a letter dated October 9, 2002. The denial was based on a site visit in September 2002, which showed zero percent of the work completed on these sites after a period of eight years from initial approval.
The first appeal was denied by FEMA on March 7, 2003. The Subgrantee provided no extenuating circumstances or unusual project requirements beyond its control to explain the delay in initiating any action on this project.
Issues: 1) Should a time extension be granted to the City of Albany for the completion of repairs to the Turner Boat Pavilion?
Findings: 1) No. As indicated in the decision of the first appeal, the City of Albany has not provided any extenuating circumstances or unusual project requirements beyond its control to explain the delay in initiating any action on this project.
Rationale: 44 CFR § 206.204