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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 095-01052; City of Albany
DSR ID# 82380, 79083, 79084, 79226, 79227, 79240, AND 79239; Turner Boat Pavilion
September 10, 2003
Mr. Mike Sherberger, Director
Georgia Emergency Management Agency
Post Office Box 18055
Atlanta, GA 30316-0055
Re: Second Appeal City of Albany,
PA-ID # 095-01052, Turner Boat Pavilion, FEMA-1033-DR-GA, DSRs 82380, 79083, 79084, 79226, 79227, 79240, and 79239
Dear Mr. Sherberger:
This is in response to your letter dated June 10, 2003, transmitting the above referenced second appeal submitted by the City of Albany to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The City of Albany is requesting that FEMA grant a time extension for the completion of repairs to facilities at the Turner Boat Pavilion for damages sustained during flooding as a result of Tropical Storm Alberto in July 1994. 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.
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 first appeal was denied by FEMA on
March 7, 2003.
The City of Albany has provided no extenuating circumstances or unusual project requirements beyond its control to explain the delay in initiating any action on this project. Further, as stated in FEMAs denial of the first appeal, a FEMA site visit in September 2002 showed zero percent work completed on these sites after a period of eight years from initial approval. Therefore, the City of Albanys second appeal is denied.
Please inform the applicant of this determination. My decision constitutes the final decision on this matter as set forth in 44 CFR §206.206.
Laurence W. Zensinger
Acting Director, Recovery Division
Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
cc: Kenneth O. Burris, Jr.Regional Director