45 years and more than one billion dollars.
That's the time it would take for the city of Minot with its current budget considering the amount of money the city is short when it comes to the "long term" recovery from the Mouse River Flood of 2011.
Today the full city council approved the unmet needs study that outlined the comprehensive long term recovery needs that currently have no funding sources after FEMA, Insurance, SBA, and non-profit agencies.
The 1.09 billion dollars does include the price tag for the enhanced flood control project.
City Finance Director Cindy Hemphill says now that the study has been adopted it can be forwarded on to lawmakers so they can get a complete picture of the need of the city and region as it moves forward after the flood.
(Cindy Hemphill, Minot City Finance Director) "We'll be sharing this with the congressional delegation so they understand what our unmet needs are and you've probably looked at the entire report it's quite detailed and gives a very good summary of the information and how we came up with the unmet needs and we'll also be sharing it with our state legislators locally and statewide so they understand that yes the State has helped and the Federal Government but there is still like I said unmet needs going from infrastructure, housing, and overall long term flood control project."
For a complete outline of the study you can go online to minot-recovery-info.com.