Lynn Haven's mid-year budget review, receives money from FEMA

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LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Lynn Haven city leaders conducted a mid-year review for the budget during a commission meeting Tuesday.

Lynn Haven City leaders review budget before meeting. City officials say Hurricane Michael has caused changes in the budget. (WJHG)

City officials said the budget has changed after Hurricane Michael.

By using the city’s reserve money, staff changes and debris hauling have impacted the budget. Lynn Haven Mayor Margo Anderson said the city is trying to mange their money wisely and they’re paying most of their bills on their own.

She said they borrowed money for the first time Tuesday.

“We’re using a draw from some of that tonight to pay back some of our contractors part of their bills,” said Anderson. "We are very excited that we recently received $4.9 million from FEMA.”

The City Commission also announced they received a resignation letter from their building permit contractor EPCI.

Anderson said many citizens have complained about the delays with permitting and they plan to find a new contractor to help speed things up.

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