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Glendora To Seek Disaster Funds in Wake of Colby Fire

Officials will also consider a resolution ending an emergency declaration.

The Glendora City Council will discuss and possibly approve the authority to seek financial assistance to reimburse the General Fund in the wake of the Colby Fire.

City officials are expected to vote to appropriate $100,000 from General Fund reserves to pay for fire-related expenses and seek financial assistance from the State of California Office of Emergency Services, or possibly the State Fire Management Assistance Grant to pay for fire fighting and emergency mitigation costs, city officials said.

Glendora received a large contingent of resources to fight the fire. About 800 fire fighters from areas as far away as San Diego and Santa Barbara, eight water-dropping helicopters, the fixed-wing Super Scoopers.

The city's emergency declaration at the fire's start will allow officials to seek disaster funding, city officials said. City staff are working to determine the precise cost of mitigating the fire to receive reimbursement, city officials said.

City staff has preliminary information that certain costs, including property damage suffered during the fire and costs incurred after the event, may not be reimbursed under FMAG, which is why staff recommends the transfer of $100,000 from the General Fund, city officials said.

A reimbursement claim must filed with the state within 30 days.

The city Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 116 East Foothill Blvd.

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