FARMINGTON -- Repair costs continue to mount for Davis County property damage caused by the Dec. 1 windstorm.
The latest costs are for repairs to one of the two Legacy Events Center heating and cooling stacks.
A piece of debris from the hurricane-force winds struck and knocked the heating and cooling stack off line, causing extensive damage to county property, said Charlene Lamph, Davis County risk management specialist.
On Tuesday, Lamph appeared before the county commission to request they approve a $52,584 agreement with Schoppe Co. Inc., of Salt Lake City, to repair the stack.
The stack was ripped away from its steel support structure, Lamph said.
With the stack being knocked off line, she said, the county has been unable to fire up the heating unit.
Should the heating unit on the center's east stack be damaged, Lamph said, the cost to make the unit operational could result in another $70,000 to $150,000 in damages.
Those costs could potentially include repairs to the west heating and cooling stack, which was ruptured when the east stack was blown into it.
Because county property is covered by insurance -- minus the $100,000 deductible the county has met for the damage caused to its two golf courses -- the repair of the center's heating and cooling stacks is only eligible for less than $25,000 of the Federal Emergency Management Act funding, Lamph said.
FEMA money will begin to be made available within the next few weeks to the county and those Davis cities that had significant public property damage from the storm, said Ellis Bruch, Davis County Sheriff's Office emergency services coordinator.
According to a FEMA assessment conducted in January, public properties within Davis County suffered $4.1 million in damages, putting the county just over the $3.6 million threshold in damages needed to make it eligible to receive federal assistance, Bruch said.
Davis County Commissioner Bret Millburn said that, based on the wind damage caused to public and personal property, "it was amazing no one was hurt or killed" in the storm.