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Harrods Creek Community to Receive $562,000 to Address Erosion

Tuesday August 2, 2011

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
Contact: Stephen Haag, Jr.
(502) 574-1204

Louisville, Ky. - Construction to stabilize soil erosion on a section of Harrods Creek near The Harbor at Harrods Creek community is expected to start soon. This project has taken over three years to facilitate and will address serious erosion problems that threatened many homes in the community.

Councilman Kelly Downard (District 16), State Representative Bob DeWeese (District 48) and The Harbor community working with the Metro Emergency Management Agency have obtained funding though the FEMA/Hazardous Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for the project in the amount of approximately $562,000. The HMGP program will pay 75 percent of the cost. The remaining will be funded by the State (12 percent) with a local match (13 percent) paid by The Harbor at Harrods Creek.

“I cannot explain how happy I am that this serious problem can be corrected for this community. I would like to thank Jim McKinney of the Metro Emergency Management Agency, State Representative DeWeese and the many people who have worked together to address this problem.”   – Councilman Kelly Downard, District 16

“After much anxiety and hard work, we were able to come to a solution that addresses our concerns and stabilizes this portion of Harrods Creek” 
 – State Representative Bob DeWeese, District 48

Kelly Downard (R) 16