Storm debris removal deadline fast approaching in Jackson County

Jackson County Commissioners have set the deadline for all storm debris removal to be placed by the "right of way" by Saturday, March 30, 2019.
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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the official Jackson County website, citizens are encouraged to have their storm debris to the right of way by Saturday, March 30.

County leaders say all residential "storm related debris" placed in the right of way by the homeowner will be picked up. Officials say any debris picked up by paid contractors must be hauled off by the contractors.

The county's website also says agriculture, commercial and vacant properties are considered ineligible for debris to be picked up by county workers.

Metric Engineering will contact residents living on a private road to sign a right of entry form. Officials with Jackson County say a door hanger will be left at those residence if a right of entry is required.

Leaders within the county say stump removal will be the last step of the debris removal process in Jackson County.

After the storm, the state of Florida directed the Department of Transportation to pick up debris in fiscally constrained counties impacted by Hurricane Michael; thus, FDOT has assumed Jackson County's debris removal contracts and have managed and funded the debris removal process.

The last day for debris pick up by FDOT managed contractors will be April 15.

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