Heat Causing Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup Delays
Heat has significantly impacted the readiness of our solid waste and yard waste trucks. As a result, we haven’t had enough available trucks to maintain solid waste and yard waste pickup schedules. Equipment issues with these trucks in such hot and humid conditions as we’ve experienced over the last few weeks are not uncommon. We apologize to residents for the inconvenience. Our first priority is to pick up solid waste (green carts). Our staff is currently working on its off days of Wednesdays and Saturdays to catch up on missed routes. Our second priority is yard waste (brown carts) and it may not be collected this week. At this time, it is recommended to leave solid waste out for pickup and it will be collected as soon as possible. We hope to be back on schedule next week and will keep residents informed on our progress.
A section of Greenock Avenue was washed away by Hurricane Matthew on October 8, 2016. This section of roadway passed over the Arran Lake Dam. A majority of the dam was also washed away by the flood waters. Following the disaster, the City conducted an assessment of the roadway and dam to determine an estimated cost for repairs. The estimated cost to repair the dam and roadway is $3.6 million. Under current City policy, the affected homeowners would be responsible for $1.4 million of the cost.
HOA Community Meeting (Arran Lakes) - July 31, 2017