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City Code Enforcement has begun formally notifying  property owners to remove vegetative debris that was placed by the roadway following Hurricane Isaias.  Property owners will have seven (7) calendar days from the date of notice to remove the debris or face fines and having the debris removed by Public Works with the cost being billed to the property owners.

As of today Hurricane Isaias has not been declared to be a federally declared event which to the City means any costs related to that storm are not subject to reimbursement by the federal government.  Several property owners placed debris alongside of the road following the storm believing that there would be a city wide pickup even though the day of the storm, August 2nd, notice was made that no such pickup was forthcoming,” stated City Manager Jeff Repp.  “Now that nearly 90 days have passed, property owners are being formally notified to remove the debris.  If after seven days the debris is still in the right of way, public works will remove the debris with the cost for manpower, equipment and disposal being billed to the property owner.  I encourage residents to take care of this before the City does because the cost will be higher than a private contractor.  You also have the option of burning the vegetative debris if you follow Section 12 of the Code of Ordinances ("

If the City picks up the debris, the cost will be billed to the property owner.  If after 30 days of the billing the amount is not paid, the City will place a lien on the property for the amount of the bill plus $26.00 for the recording of the lien.

Questions can be addressed to Bill Lathrop, Code Enforcement Officer, (910) 294-0996 or

Monday, September 21, 2020 11:20:00 AM