Paul Nevin, chairman of the Select Board in Mount Holly, says recovery has been excellent.
Aside from one bridge that the town has chosen not to repair, and two culvert repairs that are caught in the middle of a debate between FEMA and the Agency of Natural Resources, everything is done. The town sustained about $300,000 in damages and, fortunately, Nevin says, because the town is small and collects taxes once a year, it didn’t have to borrow any money to get the repair work started.
FEMA has reimbursed the town for the 21 projects for which it qualified.
“Everything has been accomplished,” says Nevin.
There were a number of homes in Mount Holly that were damaged during Irene that have since all been repaired. While the town has not planned anything official to mark the year, a book was put together of images of Mount Holly during and after Irene that is on sale in the local bookstore.