ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA. | Piles of branches and different particles round St. Simons and Glynn County are ready for pickup after the Jan. three ice storm.
Glynn County says it’s not coming to get them.
Residents can be answerable for the particles themselves as a result of, in comparison with Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Tropical Storm Irma in 2017, there’s too little to rent a contractor.
“There’s not sufficient to warrant the county doing that,” Commissioner Mark Stambaugh stated.
The county had an organization underneath contract to take away particles generated by the 2 tropical storms, he stated.
“Making an attempt to convey them again in right here to have them do this, it will get costly,” Stambaugh stated. “They’re going to cost us by the ton.”
With out FEMA’s participation, your complete value would fall on the taxpayers, he stated.
People should bear the expense themselves this time round simply as they might with a robust thunderstorm that knocks down timber and limbs, Stambaugh stated.
These with annual contracts with Republic Providers for yard-waste disposal can eliminate it that approach, the county stated. Others can take it to drop-off facilities at 550 Younger Lane in Brunswick and off Demere Street behind the farmers market on St. Simons for a further cost.
Terry Dickson: (912) 264-0405