County OKs $500K for Tornado Relief

Washtenaw County commissioners authorized up to $500,000 from capital reserves to fund disaster relief and assistance to residents impacted by the March 15 tornado in the Dexter area. The unanimous vote was taken at the board’s March 21, 2012 meeting. The funds will be used for a variety of purposes, including overtime costs and payments to vendors who’ve provided dumpsters for the use of residents.

Before the vote, the board was briefed by Mark Ouimet – state representative for District 52, which includes the Dexter area – as well as Dexter Township supervisor Pat Kelly. Both Kelly and Ouimet thanked commissioners for their support and praised county staff who’ve been working in the area damaged by the tornado.

This brief was filed from the boardroom of the county administration building, 220 N. Main St. in Ann Arbor. A more detailed report will follow: [link]