Supervisors Face Awkward Deadline for Dam Funds

VERONA — Members of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors will face the rare case of having $1 million in badly needed grant money offered to them that could be hard to accept.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made the money available to reinforce the Mills Creek dam in the Sherando area. But as often happens with government regulations, conditions the conditions that come with the money make acceptance tricky.

The total cost to rehabilitate the dam is about $1.6 million. The USDA's National Resources Conservation Service can only cover 65 percent of the total, which the $1 million is intended to cover, according to county records gathered for the board's regular meeting Wednesday.


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