City Manager Chris Jeffers estimated the total cost of city damages from last week’s wind storm to be about $300,000.
Jeffers said the number is continually evolving, but said the bulk of the city’s costs were staff response hours and cleanup for fallen trees and branches.
He said up to $60,000 alone was spent on tree and branch removal and cleanup.
When last week’s wind storm leveled trees and power lines and knocked out power for a quarter of the city, Jeffers declared a state of emergency.
He called his action a allowing the city to be reimbursed by state or federal agencies for some of the damages.
Jeffers said state government is waiting for official tallies from counties and cities before a decision can be made on damage reimbursements.
City Council will meet tomorrow, Thursday at 9 a.m. in the to ratify Jeffers’ state of emergency declaration.