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The recent snowstorms caused an estimated $300,000 damage in Eden -- most of it to agricultural structures such as seven greenhouses -- prompting the town to apply for federal assistance to help foot the bill for replacing the structures.

Supervisor Glenn Nellis Wednesday reported the amount of snow damage filed with town officials. That list, in turn, has been submitted to county and federal officials in the hope of some reimbursement through the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

No assurances have been made to anyone to expect any assistance, though it's hoped that the damage should be eligible for some type of federal reimbursement, Nellis said. The county was declared a disaster area after the storms that hit the region earlier this month.

If any financial assistance is offered, it would probably be in the form of low-interest loans, Nellis said.

At the Recreation Department's request, the board agreed to establish an ad-hoc community committee to help with the delayed Gorcica Field project in East Eden.

"It's just a way to coordinate the workers and get everyone's ideas and the best ideas together for the project," said James Brass, chairman of the Recreation Advisory Board.

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