RACINE — Members of the Racine Village Council received an update on the damage from the June 29 severe storm during Monday’s regular council meeting.
Clerk/treasurer David Spencer told council that the insurance company responded to the call the day following the storm to evaluate the damage to village hall and other village properties, including Star Mill Park and the fire station.
Spencer said that the damage will be submitted as one claim, with the village only responsible for the cost of the deductible, $1,000.
Estimates from the insurance agency have ranged from $99,000 to $155,000, while Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimates have been estimated at $199,500.
FEMA estimates include more detailed items, such as computer equipment and money for equipment and services provided by the village during the time of the storm, including fire departments and police services.
Work is currently taking place in Racine Village Hall to repair the roof, chimney, staircase and electrical work.
The chimney and portion of the roof collapsed into the staircase between the first and second floor as a result of the storm which cause extensive damage and power outages throughout the region in late June.
Repair work is currently taking place with Belfor as the contractor.
Mayor Scott Hill said that work is also being completed by Amish workers to restore the staircase and other items to their original form. The building was originally opened in 1911.
Hill said work is scheduled to be completed toward the end of August.
Present at the meeting were council members Ron Clark, Dale Hart, Tim Hill, Chad Hubbard and Ernest Spencer, Hill, and Spencer.
More on Monday’s council meeting will appear in a later edition of The Daily Sentinel.
The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at Racine Village Hall. The meeting was changed from its usual night due to the holiday.