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Date of Issue: April 09, 2008

Buchanan gets renourishment money

Congressman Vern Buchanan last week announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reimburse Manatee County $1.736 million for costs associated with the 2002 Anna Maria Island beach renourishment project.

Buchanan said he and other members of the house worked in a bipartisan effort to get the money from the Corp, which had entered into a cooperative agreement with the county, but failed to meet its end of the bargain.

“For years, the Corps failed to fully reimburse the county for the project’s federal costs. I am pleased that with this payment the Corps has honored its commitment to the county.”