Post Hurricane Irma - What You Need to Know...

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IMPORTANT POST-STORM INFORMATION FOR LAKE MARY RESIDENTS

 

Please don’t use your City provided garbage/recycle carts for storm debris!

9/21/17 - Debris Management Update

Debris collection started Tuesday (9/19/17).  You do not need to bag additional large amounts of storm debris.  Waste Pro will collect bagged debris up to 5 bags OR standard size garbage cans (smaller than your City issued carts) at a time, and loose debris will be collected by the storm debris contractor.  The contractors will be collecting 6 days per week and this process could take up to a month.

 

DEBRIS REMOVAL GUIDELINES:

  • Separate vegetation debris from roofing/fencing/building debris, as these cannot be mixed during the removal operation and may impede the ability to cleanup in front of your home.
  • Remove your tree and vegetation debris to the curbside without placing it in the roadway.  Debris should be placed between the roadside and sidewalk.  An open roadway is essential for emergency response and debris cleanup operations.
  • Make sure you keep debris away from storm drain inlets as this may result in localized flooding due to blockage of the storm water system.
  • Do not place debris of any type on or near a fire hydrant.  Fire hydrant must remain visible.
  • Do not place debris of any type on or near mail box. U.S. Postal Service needs access to your mail box.
  • Do not attempt to burn debris of any type.  This is a serious hazard and may result in the spread of fire or dangerous smoke conditions, damage the roadway, or other public or private property.
  • Be extremely alert of falling trees, leaning trees, or dangerous limbs that may still fall.  It is your responsibility to work with a contractor to attend to tree problems on your property.  You may wish to consult your insurance carrier on this matter.

 

TREE REMOVAL:

If you have any questions regarding the removal of trees from private property as a result of the storm please call 407-585-1362.

The following are a few tips:

  • Tree trimming on private residential properties only does not require an arbor permit.
  • Complete removal of trees requires an arbor permit.
  • Removal of fallen and uprooted trees does not require an arbor permit.
  • The $30 arbor fee will be waived if the tree is damaged.

PLEASE NOTE:  tree removal and trimming should be limited to those trees that are damaged or deemed to be unsafe.

 

HIRING CONTRACTORS POST HURRICANE IRMA! (Click here for more information)

Now that Hurricane Irma has passed, many of us are cleaning up and putting our lives and homes back in order. There will be projects that we may or may not be able to complete without the assistance of a contractor. With this being said, please be sure to do your research before you hire any contractor and be aware of scams that may be in your area. Should you come across a person(s) that may seem suspicious or if you see something suspicious please, as always, report it to the Lake Mary Police Department! Let’s stay safe community and restore our homes the right way! If you have further questions, please contact Officer Rebekah at 407-585-1305 or email at rmatviak@lakemaryfl.com

 

STATE AND FEDERAL DISASTER LOAN PROGRAMS ACTIVATED TO AID BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY HURRICANE IRMA IN SEMINOLE COUNTY (Click here for more information)

 

STRONG ODOR

Much of Central Florida is smelling like a swamp.  Please refer to Seminole County's website for some possible causes.   

 

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