DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - It's an expensive and tedious undertaking, removing dozens of uprooted trees from a historic Albany golf course.
Rootballs one are marked for removal at the Radium Springs golf course.
It will cost $175,000 to get between 50 to 60 rootballs pulled. FEMA will be paying for 75% of the cost, GEMA 10 %, and county taxpayers will pay the remaining bill.
The high cost is due to a special matting FEMA requires the county use to protect the historic land.
"So they will have a 40 day time period to get out there, put the matting down, extract the stumps, backfill the stumps, and redress the area if anything is necessary," said Dougherty County Public Works Engineering Manager Jeremy Brown.
August 9 marks the end of the county's tornado debris clean-up contract with Ceres.
Brown says his team surveyed the right-of-ways in the path of the January 22nd tornado, and as of late Wednesday morning.
They were almost entirely cleared, with a few piles remaining.
He says those piles will be picked up by sunset.
Removal of any debris in the right of way that was put there after the August 6th deadline is now the responsibility of the homeowner.
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