PA ID# 000-UCCM7-00; Village Center Commuity Development District
PW ID# Project Worksheet 5977; North Rapid Infiltration Basin
March 6, 2008
W. Craig Fugate, Director
Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Re: Second AppealVillage Center Community Development District, PA ID 000-UCCM7-00, North Rapid Infiltration Basin, FEMA-1545-DR-FL, Project Worksheet (PW) 5977
Dear Mr. Fugate:
This letter is in response to the second appeal forwarded by your office on March 15, 2007. The Village Center Community Development District (Applicant) is appealing the Federal Emergency Management Agencys (FEMA) denial of its first appeal dated October 30, 2006. The Applicant is asking for $105,000 to stabilize the subsurface soil in the North Rapid Infiltration Basin (RIB) of the Little Sumter Utility (LSU) wastewater treatment plant.
As described in the enclosed analysis, the Applicant is requesting reimbursement of costs related to work that goes beyond repair to predisaster condition and addresses geological conditions that were not caused by the declared disaster event. However, costs related to filling the sinkholes with clay soil are eligible. For these reasons, I am partially granting the appeal.
By copy of this letter, I am asking the Regional Administrator to solicit documentation from the Applicant for work and costs related to filling the sinkholes with clay soil. If the Applicant can produce such documentation, I ask the Regional Administrator to approve a Project Worksheet reflecting this work and related costs. Please inform the Applicant of my decision. My determination constitutes the final decision on this matter as set forth in 44 CFR §206.206.
Carlos J. Castillo
Disaster Assistance Directorate
cc: Major P. May
FEMA Region IV