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Published March 14, 2011, 02:37 PM

Lisbon City Council votes to buy 6 buyout homes

Lisbon, ND (WDAY TV) - The outcome of 17-flood buyout homes in Lisbon is now much clearer. Tonight, the council voted to buy 6 of those homes.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The homes were appraised last week and the offers are just going out. The other buyouts will have to come from FEMA, but if FEMA buys them, permanent flood protection cannot go on those properties.

TIM MEYER - Lisbon City Council: “It’s been a long process and we have houses that were damaged in 2009 that have been sitting for a few years.”

The city still has to reach an agreement with the homeowners before the buyouts are official.