The commissioner must authorize the disaster board to inspect the disaster area if the requesting county or urban municipality damage estimate exceeds ten percent of the current road annual state-aid allotment to the county or urban municipality. The disaster board must consider the availability of any state and federal disaster relief funds before making its recommendation. A disaster appropriation approved by the commissioner must be promptly paid after a work plan for each project under this part is submitted, up to 95 percent of its estimate to the county or urban municipality for which the appropriation was authorized. The funds so allotted and paid to the county or urban municipality may only be spent for the purpose for which they were authorized, and within a reasonable time specified by the commissioner. Immediately upon completion of the work for which the disaster payment was made or the expiration of the time specified for doing the work, whichever occurs first, the county or urban municipality shall file a report certifying the extent of the authorized work completed and showing the total expenditure made. If the total disaster allotment was not required or used for the purpose specified or if state or federal disaster aid is later received, the remainder and an amount equal to the state or federal aid received must be promptly reimbursed to the commissioner for redeposit in the county state-aid disaster account or the municipal state-aid disaster account.
8 SR 2146; 15 SR 2596; 20 SR 1041; 42 SR 485
November 20, 2017