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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 025-16793-00; Town of Colchester
PW ID# 2245; Slope Failure
October 28, 2014
Mr. Andrew X. Feeney
Alternate Governor’s Authorized Representative
New York State Office of Emergency Management
1220 Washington Avenue, Building 7A, Suite 710
Albany, New York 12245
Re: Second Appeal – Town of Colchester, PA ID025-16793-00, FEMA-4031-DR-NY, Project Worksheet 2245 – Slope Failure
Dear Mr. Feeney:
This is in response to your letter dated October 2, 2013, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the Town of Colchester (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of repairs to the Morton Hill Road embankment.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the emergency work already performed is eligible, as are permanent work repairs necessary to safely restore the function of the retaining wall, Morton Hill Road and its integral ground. Therefore, the Applicant’s appeal is approved.
Region II should prepare a Category B Project Worksheet (PW) to fund the emergency work. The Region should also work with the Applicant to draft a version of PW 2245 to fund the permanent repair to the road and retaining wall.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 C.F.R. §206.206, Appeals.
William W. Roche
Public Assistance Division
cc: Jerome Hatfield
FEMA Region II