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Dougherty County receives $1.3 million bill for hurricane recovery

Posted at 3:11 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 22:15:43-05

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - Dougherty County has received their first bill for disaster relief.

The county hired Ceres, right after Michael, for emergency debris removal and disposal.

Now county officials have just received a bill from the company for around $1.3 million.

Interim County Administrator Mike McCoy says one of the most expensive parts of storm recovery is debris removal.

The county will have to pay for the work Ceres did before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took over the debris clean-up process.

County Commissioners will have to vote to approve the company's invoice at their next meeting on Monday.