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What: Boulder City Council

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Canyon Theater of the Boulder Main Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.

More info: A complete agenda is available at bit.ly/HWPox9

Boulder will be digging into its budget reserves to make its first payments on flood-related expenses.

The Boulder City Council is expected to approve a $6.8 million supplemental budget request for flood-related expenses as part of its consent agenda Tuesday night.

The request represents just a fraction of the roughly $49 million the city estimates the flood to have cost in damage to public infrastructure.

Boulder Finance Director Bob Eichem said the request covers just the money that has been spent this year or is expected to be spent by the end of the year.

The remainder of the flood expenses will be part of another supplemental budget request in May.

City officials hope the Federal Emergency Management Agency eventually will reimburse 75 percent of Boulder's flood expenses and that the state will reimburse another 12.5 percent, Eichem said.

In the meantime, the city has to pay the upfront costs of recovery, mostly from the budget reserves that the city carries for just such emergencies.

 

The flood-related supplemental appropriations include:

$193,400 to police and emergency responders for immediate flood response


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$1.6 million to Community Planning and Sustainability for flood debris collection, including contracts with Swingle, True North and Western Disposal for curbside pickup and debris removal

$1 million to Open Space and Mountain Parks for repairs and reconstruction of flood-damaged infrastructure

$982,000 to Transportation for road and other infrastructure repairs

$1 million to the city's water utility for repair of flood-damaged infrastructure, including pipeline and transmission line stabilization, sediment removal, stream gauge replacement, repair to access roads and irrigation ditch repairs

$750,000 to the city's wastewater utility for sewer line repairs and stabilization and sediment removal

$1 million to the city's stormwater management system for sediment removal, storm sewer repair and repairs along the major drainageways

$245,000 to the City Manager's Office for consulting services to assist the city in working with FEMA