September could be a special month for the city of Seymour.

Why?

Because that's when $238,900 could arrive in the city's coffers.

Earlier this spring, two months after the devastating ice storm that struck the city and caused more than $300,000 in damage, Hillary Gintz, then the city's assistant administrator, began the process for seeking state disaster assistance.

Later, Gintz gained assistance in applying for state help from the Southwest Missouri Council of Governments (SMCOG), specifically Brandon Jensen of the regional organization.

Fast forward to the present. The combined efforts of Gintz and Jensen have paid off in the form of very likely state grant funding in September.

The amount?

$238,900.

For budgetary purposes, the city estimated the grant funding would be $150,000.

At Thursday's meeting, Seymour aldermen approved two attachments for the emergency application, the final step in the grant process.

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