This week we made the final sweeps of the island with the skid loader to accumulate debris, clearing out greenways and roadsides.
Likewise, FEMA also made its final sweep of the island. The FEMA crews and trucks have completed their tasks here and will not return.
If you have remaining debris, you may drop it off on the lot outside the gate only until the end of November. After that, residents must work with ECUA or individual contractors to remove all debris.
We especially want to thank Willie LaFavor for leading the Cleanup Committee as well as Brian Kershaw and Rich Dewey for untold hours cleaning up around the island. Many other residents have also given multiple hours on site to make our island home beautiful again. It's been a privilege to serve you all.
FEMA continues to make steady progress. Late Thursday evening they were picking up on Red Cedar Street as well as Innerarity Point Road.
Committee Chair Willie LaFavor has been working on individual problem spots, including pruning and removing broken limbs from damaged trees on North Shore Way and Innerarity Point Road. He has moved trees from the roadway in the green space lots at corner of North Shore Way and North Shore Road.
LaFavor reports that resident usage of the county lot just outside our gates seems to have slowed down.
Although some debris is being picked up, our roads remain congested. Many of our streets are still quite dangerous. Because of the dangers in the community park, yellow caution tape is installed across the fence to keep residents and visitors out until safety and cleanup work can commence.
1. You must separate your debris if you expect it to be picked up.
—green debris in a separate pile (no bags or any refuse of any kind other than vegetation)
—household discards in a separate pile (this includes furniture, drywall, insulation, garden pots, etc.)
—bagged refuse in a separate pile
—discarded fencing/boat docks in a separate pile
2. Please stay off the roads as much as possible while the crews are picking up debris.
3. Begin picking up trash as appropriate on your property and adjacent lots. The Rotary Club is planning a Trash Bash on Saturday, October 24 to focus on clutter blown into the uninhabited areas and to collect trash and debris.
4. If you have a dangerous tree leaning onto your property from the Greenway, please notify the committee as soon as possible.
5. Be careful on the debris-lined roads whether you are driving or walking.
Safety Committee Report:
The committee has created a list of safety issues on resident property as well as in the Greenways.
1. Debris near 5520 North Shore Road has been shoved back, widening access ways. The dangerous stacking has been reduced.
2. The driving lanes are narrow on North Shore Drive, and committee has seen to pushing it back from the street, widening driving areas.
3. Debris piles on both sides of Innerarity Point Road make walking dangerous. Today the piles have been shoved back improving access. Some debris has been removed.
4. Debris on both sides of Innerarity Lane limit the road effectively to one lane. County trucks are currently working the area.
5. Access at the west end of Innerarity Circle is limited due to debris stacks. The road leading to the circle has limited access as well due to debris piles. At 5606 a small broken overhanging tree needs to be cut down. Progress: County trucks are working the area. With improved access, garbage was finally picked up by ECUA.
6. North Shore Road. A tree is overhanging the road at the construction lot at 5513. Progress: Tree has been shoved back a bit by the builder. Builder will be contacted to improve the clearance.
Execution Committee Report:
FEMA trucks continue to remove vegetative debris from the community. Thanks to residents for keeping vehicles off the roadways allowing removal crews access.
Willie LaFavor and board members are currently working out terms with other external debris removal companies to pick up the remaining debris after the county crews are through.
The Committee is coordinating with possible contractors to remove trees in the greenways that threaten residents’ property.
Patience is appreciated. It will get done
In the aftermath of Sally, our residents were keen to see our local foxes and deer. Residents along Innerarity Circle have spied four-point bucks and frolicking foxes.
Wednesday evening, Willie LaFavor was removing a debris pile and he discovered a litter of newborn kittens. They appeared to be about a week old, still with eyes closed. He had to dig them out of the dirt. He waited overnight to see if the momma would return and move them. She did not, so he took them home and found someone to patiently feed the litter with an eye dropper until they can eat on their own. We know some of you may want to adopt them—they already have names: Sally 1, Sally 2, Sally 3
Willie LaFavor | Phone: 256-214-1808 | Email: : firstname.lastname@example.org
Execution Committee Members:
Rich Dewey - Lead | Phone: 972-974-6644 | Email: email@example.com
Danny Irby | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike & Cheryl Lively | Email: email@example.com
Lester Philpott | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Stroberger | Email: email@example.com
Annette Thompson - Lead | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Geary | Email: email@example.com
Jamie Farber | Phone: 850-454-5085
Bonnie Kershaw | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam McKnight - Lead | Phone: 901-626-0624 | Email: email@example.com
Walt Brown| Email: firstname.lastname@example.org