City Council approves bringing in contractors for storm clean up

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PARIS, TX-- The city of Paris is hoping to get the ball moving with storm debris clean up after allotting $250,000 to bring in contractors at Monday night's council meeting.

The city is hoping to hear back from FEMA soon, and get a better idea of how much money, if any, the city will receive. City manager John Godwin says bringing in the extra crews and equipment will help make the recovery for the city faster.

"We can't do this all by ourselves," said Godwin. "We don't have enough people to do this by ourselves in a timely manner."

The city is also bending the rules and allowing local contractors to bring brush to the drop off site at the sports complex until February 1st.

Godwin hopes to start bringing crews in as early as today.