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Township Establishes Additional Clean Up Days for Flood-Damaged Areas

Residents can call the Village Lutheran Church for free tree and debris removal

Approximately 1,869 Lacey residents remain without power, according to JCP&L, after Hurricane Sandy and a snowstorm struck the area.

Lacey is on its eleventh day of cleanup efforts and “are progressing aggressively to bring our Township back to some form of normalcy,” Director of Public Works Casey Parker wrote in a letter to the township.

Due to the wind and tidal flooding, there were many forms of destruction and damage, he said.

“Our clean-up efforts focused on tree removal, silt, sand and mud removal, debris removal caused by floating objects, accumulated brush piles from yard cleanups, street sweeping, minor infrastructural repairs and the difficult task of removing the accumulation of damaged home interiors due to tidal flooding,” he said.

All but the last item are under control and will be completed within the next two weeks, he said. But based on the “enormous volume” of homeowner’s damaged contents, extra pickup days will begin Saturday, Nov. 10.

Starting Saturday, the following will occur:

  • Meadowbrook Industries will have 12 compactor trash trucks dispatched to the flood damaged areas from Forked River Beach to Laurel Harbor. The focus on Saturday will be the Forked River Beach area.
  • On Sunday, Nov. 11, Meadowbrook Industries will focus on the Sunrise and Laurel Harbor areas.
  • On Monday, Nov. 12 and throughout the week, three compactor solid waste trucks will be added to the mix to focus on the flood damaged areas.
  • On Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 17, Meadowbrook will be utilizing the 12 trucks in the flood-damaged areas again.
  • Meadowbrook will be providing leaf collection services beginning on Monday, Nov. 12.

The township will make another assessment on Saturday, Nov. 16 after the pickup.

The regular trash and recycling collection process and schedule will be ongoing, adding to the collection process.

Also, residents can call the Village Lutheran Church at 609-314-2686 for free tree and debris removal. The church has partnered with Shepherd's Heart Disaster Response Ministry that is overseeing volunteers from throughout the country. All services are free of charge.

Pamela Brown ♥ November 10, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Elaine: can you be specific on this: is the township now accepting "destruction debris" (or what our mayor called "construction debris" in his open letter that basically told residents they were responsible for its removal??
Ann November 10, 2012 at 01:51 PM
The town is now telling everyone to just move their items to the curb. If it is Not taken in The garbage truck it will be picked up with other trucks. It may take weeks to remove items from your front yard. I called yesterday and that is what I was told
Favorite Teacher November 10, 2012 at 03:39 PM
we paid local trash hauler $$$ b4 noreaster to remove the "construction debris" as our mayor called it...we had scavengers going through the rubble...smh...

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