Latest from Tybee Officials in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman posted a general update on the efforts to restore Tybee Island to pre-Hurricane Matthew conditions.  Below are the highlights.

  1. Late fees for water, sewer, trash, and recycling are waived for the month of October.
  2. Building permit fees for storm related roof and siding repairs are waived for 30 days.
  3. Tree removal permits for downed and damaged trees are waived for 30 days.
  4. The public dump will be opened every day from 8:30am to 11:30am until November 10th and will be free of charge.
  5. There will be no cut offs for late water bills for October and November.
  6. Approved of preparing RFP’s for potential removal of yard debris from private drives and
    private neighborhoods.
  7. Halloween festivities will still take place on Tybee but will not not take place on Lewis Avenue due to the severe impacts Matthew had for
    many Lewis residents. The Tybee YMCA is developing plans so our kids will still have a Tybee-based Halloween. These plans will be shared with the public soon.
  8. Officials have requested immediate service from County Mosquito Control.
  9. Postal services are being moved from Wilmington Island back to Tybee Island.
  10. Officials have developed plans in conjunction with a Tybee-based non-profit for fundraising efforts and will share that information soon.

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