Councillors across Aberdeenshire are expected to approve more than £300,000 of work to prevent flooding.
Projects costing a total of £325,000 are up for debate by area committees under the council’s flood management and coast protection programme.
Members of the Buchan area committee have already approved £60,000 of work in their area, including flooding blackspots such as Stirling Village, near Boddam, and Catto Park in Peterhead.
Councillors in the south of the region are expected to approve about £100,000 on trying to prevent further devastating floods in Kincardine and Mearns.
However, locals in Stonehaven, which has been the repeat victim of flood damage, say real action needs to be taken.
Bob Michie, who owns The Pet Shop in Cameron Street, has been flooded out before and said he and other likes him were still at risk.
“To be honest, I’ll believe it when I see it,” he said.
“The council has to get its big flooding masterplan and all the planning permissions passed.
“It sounds to me like another excuse for a survey while we are left here still at risk if the river rises.”
In Banff and Buchan, £50,000 could be splashed out on flood alleviation measures at Fordyce, which was affected by flooding in 2010.
Coastal protection work could also be completed at Sandend, near Portsoy, at a cost of £45,000.
Banff and Buchan councillors will be asked to make a decision on May 6.
The plans already approved by the Buchan area committee will involve the completion of bank protection work at the Collie Burn and investigative work at Catto Drive in Peterhead.
Sea wall repairs of £10,000 will also be completed at Almanythie, Peterhead, and a flood investigation will be carried out at Boddam at a cost of £15,000
A report prepared by council officers states: “Aberdeenshire Council has a duty to inspect watercourses from time to time and assess the flooding risks associated with them.
“The council is then required to undertake clearance and maintenance works where these will lead to a significant reduction in the flood risks to property.
“Issues raised by the public, local councillors and other council services are also taken into account when compiling the programme following necessary investigations of the problems by members of the team.”