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City of Livingston ending hurricane debris removal
Polk County Enterprise - November 2008
LIVINGSTON – With almost 20,000 cubic yards debris removed from the City of Livingston the time has run out for city employees and local contractors to do the work. The federally-declared disaster emergency period ends at midnight Oct. 26 and reimbursement for debris removal and disposal will drop from 100 percent to 75 percent, greatly increasing the city’s cost to continue debris cleanup. Effective Monday, Oct. 27, special curbside collection of storm debris will no longer be provided. City residents and property owners may continue to haul vegetative debris to the disposal site at Pedigo Park. The Pedigo Park site is not available to contractors privately hired by homeowners to remove debris. For the past six weeks, employees of the city’s street and parks and recreation departments, along with local contractors, have made at least one pass through all areas of the city to collect debris curbside and haul it to Pedigo Park. As soon as possible, the city expects to return to its regularlyscheduled brush collection service. Residents are reminded to contact city hall at 936-327-4311 if they have questions about when their neighborhood is scheduled for regular brush collection, or the requirements for this collection service.