Sartell has been repaid.
On Oct. 22, the City of Sartell received a check for $397,679.03 from Verso Paper LLC. That amount is a full payment from Verso of the invoice sent to the company for the costs that were incurred in the wake of the Verso explosion and fire May 28.
As soon as the city received the reimbursement check, Sartell City Admnistrator announced the news.
Now, other cities and departments can also be reimbursed with money from that check. Of the total amount received, $115,482.49 was incurred by the City of Sartell (fire department, police department, city staff and other city services). The balance of the check amount will be used to pay for invoices submitted by many departments in the state who also assisted in the disaster’s aftermath. Of the 92 departments that assisted, 68 submitted invoices for consideration for reimbursement, Gartland said. Those reimbursement amounts range from a low of $71.50 to a high of $43,128.86.
Gartland said those checks will be sent soon, along with a message of thanks to each of those departments for their willingness to help.