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Georgetown mayor issues statement about debris removal

  • Thursday, February 20, 2014

This is current status of debris removal in the City of Georgetown. The only removal of debris occurring right now is from public rights-of-way.

It is being removed to the storage yard on the south side of Kaminiski street across from the Public Works complex. The City has a debris removal contract with a firm called Ashbritt Inc. from Savannah that kicks in when a certain level of debris is hit. We think we have surpassed that.

This Firm once engaged has tremendous capacity to take away storm debris. If we qualify for FEMA aid for debris removal, the costs of our ongoing effort plus removal of the debris pile at the PW complex will be paid by a FEMA grant.

If SC does qualify we could begin a major clean-up effort by next Monday Feb. 24th , the earliest Ashbritt will be on-site. We still have a list of dangerous tree removals being addressed by the Electric Department Tree Crew separate from debris removal.

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