The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the last day for you to place debris on the curbside will be February 17th.
We have broken the City into 12 zones. The zones will be placed on the City’s website, and will also be available in the front office of the customer service center, and social media platforms. The haulers will clear each zone begining on February 18th and our Code Enforcement officers will work to make sure no other debris is placed on the curbside after February 17th.
Once this occurs, if you place any debris on the side of the road, the City will have code enforcement come to you and ask that you remove it. This may seem a little harsh, but with over $30 million in debris cost, we must have an end to this cycle.
The image below shows the zones:
This image and the individual zones are available for download at the bottom of this page.
Remember, the City will not pick up debris that has been placed on road sides by a contractor who is working or has done construction on your home. This is your hired contractor’s responsibility.
Once all debris has been picked up in each zone, the City will start back it’s normal service of picking up limbs, much like we did in the past. Until the City starts its normal debris pickup again, you will be responsible for disposal. Unfortunately, the City cannot mix normal yard debris and Hurricane Michael debris together due to FEMA reimbursement and keeping the two separate.
If you failed to clean any of your property, expect a visit from code enforcement in the coming months. There are many homes and vacant land that were severely damaged. We understand that there may be a few unique situations that might be out of your control, but these properties, regardless, pose an immediate threat to public health and safety. These include things as: harboring rodents and disease-carrying insects while becoming unsuitable playground areas for children.
I hope you understand the clean-up period must have an ending date not only for recovery, but to limit the City’s financial responsibility. I encourage you to be proactive and get your property cleaned up. We are all in this together and we must work as a unit to get our City reestablished.