Post-Hurricane Irma - City of Dunedin- *Update 10/9*
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Post-Irma Update (10/9) 5:15 p.m.
City Manager Jennifer K. Bramley
Update Overview text:
I want to thank many of you for your kind comments regarding the work that is being done to remove the debris left by Hurricane Irma and I want to acknowledge those of you who are running out of patience. I know it’s difficult to see that debris day after day but I do assure you we will get there.
At the their meeting last Thursday the City Commission approved almost a million dollars in contracts to remove the debris as quickly as possible given the slow response of our debris haulers.
At Present -
Estimated 65% complete with “First Pass”.
Crews from the City, and crews from contract debris haulers Ashbritt and Sarnago are on site.
It should be noted that Dunedin Crews and Sarnago are clearing all debris when working through an area, unless it requires heavier equipment. The contractor (AshBritt) is collecting vegetation only for the “First Pass” and all other debris will be removed at the second pass.
Ashbritt crews in progress
Radio City (Dumont Dr., Emerson Dr., Admiral Rd., Victor, Philco Dr., Angle Dr., Crosley Dr., and Stewart Dr.)
City crews in progress
Amberlea & Ranchwood Estates-
New York to Patricia & Beltrees to Virginia
Sarnago crews in progress
Dunedin Isles Country Club (Harvard, Yale, Princeton area) - Ashbritt
Brae Moor Groves - Ashbritt
Coastal Place/Kirkland Circle neighborhood - City Crews
Weathersfield - City crews
Scotsdale Bluffs - Sarnago
If you would rather haul your own debris than wait, you may take to the landfill located at 3095 114 Avenue North, St. Petersburg. You will be charged a $10 flat rate.
If you don’t want to do that we have other resources available so please call Solid Waste Division at 298-3215
Scotsdale and Mira Vista Park are still closed. Scotsdale Park should be opened by the end of this week. Mira Vista is a small mini park on the water and still needs seawall erosion attention and repairs to masonry wall between the park and resident which may take a little longer to have opened.
Hammock Park – portions remain closed - today we are doing our tree inventory to provide to the contractor for tree removal and cleanup.
Again, I know that this is a lot of information and we will post this information on our website and Facebook page.
• The only service that has returned to “normal” in Solid Waste is the green and blue carts schedule and commercial operations.
• All other services, such as temporary container rentals, special pickups and re-opening the recycling sites are TBD. Contact Solid Waste at 298-3215 for alternative resources.
• With other departments help, all of Solid Waste’s resources, are concentrated on the storm debris removal efforts. We have multiple crews working on our City streets, please practice safety when getting around town
Public Services: For tree and debris in the right of way. (727) 298-3232
Solid Waste: Questions on Solid Waste/Recycling/Debris pick-up 727-298-3215
Main City Line: 298-3000
You can resume normal water usage. Thank you for your cooperation in this difficult time. Special thank you to our City staff that kept our plants operational during this time, you are truly the best!
* City administrative offices will be open to the public (9/15):
Engineering: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Planning & Development: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
City Hall: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Utility Billing: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Economic Development: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Permitting: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Library: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Debris Pickup Update 9/16
• Solid Waste will be back on schedule with the green and blue carts starting Monday, TBD when special services will resume. Commercial accounts are caught up.
• The disaster debris hauler will begin Monday 9/18
• How the hauler operates is different from how we operate in that they follow FEMA guidelines
• The hauler makes several passes through the City with different types of equipment working in grids or sectors
• Different piles of debris may be removed at different times or days
• Dunedin crews will be picking up a limited amount of vegetation in conjunction with the debris hauler, mainly bagged debris
• Separate lumber and vegetation (don’t mix bags and loose debris)
• Bagged leaves are ok, but keep as much brush loose as possible
• Do not stage debris under power lines or over water meters or more than 10 feet from the curb
• Cart customers in private communities contact HOA or Management Company, they are or will be in touch with our office if needed
• Debris removal for unincorporated areas is under contract with Pinellas County and they are starting Monday 9/18.
• Please beware of scammers, no Dunedin employee or contractor will ever ask you for money
• Please try to be patient, we know the power outage is frustrating; many Solid Waste employees are still without power, so we’re in this together and are working very hard to get our Delightful Dunedin back!
Thank you for your cooperation and patience as a community Dunedin! #IrmaDunedin #PinellasIrma
BARRIER ISLANDS (DUNEDIN CAUSEWAY)*Are Open
*Solid Waste Schedule Updates:
Please separate storm debris and put in smaller neat piles away from storm drains. You can place on the right of way for pick-up. A City Contractor will be coming around to pick up the debris starting Monday, Sept. 18 and it may be on a different day than your scheduled day.
Please keep your sandbags for future use or you can return the bags to the place of pick-up.
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PINELLAS COUNTY INFORMATION:
Citizen Information Center: (727) 464-4333
Pinellas County Post-Irma Updates
Pinellas County Schools website
*Pinellas County Schools are closed until Monday, Sept 18