Here is how disaster-relief funding would be spent under a bill Minnesota legislators will debate Friday:
– $25 million, government infrastructure repair to match federal funds.
– $500,000, debris removal and disposal.
– $79 million, repair state and local roads and bridges.
– $15 million, economic development grants.
– $6 million, public facilities grants.
– $12.7 million, housing repair loans and temporary housing.
– $250,000, historic preservation.
– $6.9 million, repair Department of Natural Resources flood damage.
– $10 million, buy or relocate buildings damaged or threatened by flood.
– $2 million, debris removal from public waters.
– $12.5 million, conservation, water quality and erosion work.
– $600,000, agriculture needs.
– $761,000, compensate schools that lose students due to floods and to repair facilities.
– $565,000, Health Department costs.
– $100,000, fix buildings involved in petroleum tank releases.
– $101,000, cost to sell bonds.
– $5.8 million, wind damage in seven northern Minnesota counties.
– $994,000, reforestation after wind damage.
– $1 million, compensate for lost timber sales revenue.
Funds would come from a combination of the state selling bonds and money already in state accounts.
Other provisions in the bill:
– Extend Lake Superior Zoo deadline to June 30, 2015, to spend bond funds approved in previous years.
– Provide aid to cities that lose property taxes due to floods.
– Give some property owners affected by floods longer to pay property taxes.
– Require much of the loan repayment money to be put into accounts to be used in future disasters.