Funds will pay for overtime, electrical work
– The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) on Friday announced the approval of more than $16,000 in refunds to help the Templeton Community Service District cover overtime and the replacement of a variable frequency drive which serves as the main power supply to Smith Well.
Reimbursements of $16,080 include $14,618, which represents the state’s 75 percent share of the district’s $19,491 in costs for work eligible for reimbursement under the California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA ), plus $1,461 to help the city cover its administrative costs.
Governor Gavin Newsom’s declaration of a state of emergency for San Benito and Santa Cruz counties on January 29 authorized cost reimbursement for public agencies and some private nonprofits in those counties, as well as in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties.
Work eligible for reimbursement included 10 hours of overtime and the replacement of a utility pole that serves Smith Well’s main power supply that toppled when the storm knocked a tree down on it during the storm. The downed utility pole caused a power surge that fried the VFD.
More information on the California Disaster Assistance Act is available at https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/recovery/public-assistance/california-disaster-assistance-act