The White Bluff Town Council voted to give back over $8,800 in federal disaster funds because it got a $754,000 disaster recovery grant from the state to make repairs from the historic May 2010 flood. Projects Administrator Jeff Martin told council members last week that the replacement of a culvert system under Taylor Town Road and other repairs will be funded with a 100 percent grant. The town had previously received federal disaster funds as part of the flood recovery, with $8,872 allocated to repair the head walls on the Taylor Town culvert that were damaged by debris during the flood. But the disaster recovery grant will allow the town to redesign and replace the entire culvert system, with engineer Ken Stewart saying the new culvert will include measures to slow down the flow of water. Since the town can’t use two sources of funding for the same work, the council voted to refund the $8,800 allocated for culvert repairs to FEMA. The council had previously decided to hold off on repaving Taylor Town Road until the culvert project is completed. Stewart said the project will be let for bids this spring and likely be finished by late summer. Other work included in the state disaster recovery grant includes some right-of-way repairs on Creek Bottom Road in Greenfield Ridge. The council also voted last week to hire James+Associates for engineering work on preparing to repave Jordan Circle, which was identified as the next priority in the town’s pay-as-you-pave project using state street aid funds as they become available instead of borrowing money. James+Associates will develop the specifications for the project so it can be put out for bids as paving season is approaching.