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NEG planners unsure of program’s future in county

In the shuffle and flow of the bureaucratic world, grant funded projects such as the National Emergency Grant can require local governments to simultaneously plan for a shutdown and for the continuation of the project.

“We can’t get excited or anxious about it,” said Logan County Commissioner Dustin Wickersham on Thursday. “We’ve become numb to the bureaucracy.”

NEG Director Jamie Aldo has been concerned about the program’s future and sought the commission’s direction on whether or not to continue advertising for more workers.

In the wake of the June 2012 windstorm, the county became eligible for a little more than $1 million to clean up downed trees, limbs and debris from waterways.

Without additional funding, the nine-month-old program will shut down Sept. 13.

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