County building permit fees have been waived for 30 days and are subject for an extension as the need arises. Though the fee has been waived, the permit is still a requirement.
Another area of concern regarding recovery efforts was the issue of debris removal by the county. According to the Gordon County website, the Public Works Department will only remove debris from the storm that is blocking roads, driveways, right of ways and other traffic areas.
Commissioners agreed the road department will not revisit sites for debris removal more than once. The concern comes from the county’s cap on free tonnage given to the county by Santek for debris removal.
To help with debris disposal, the landfill has lowered rates for natural debris to $15 per ton from $22.15 per ton. Rates for construction debris, such as house pieces, doors, lumber, windows and carpet have also been lowered from $35.95 per ton to $29.95 per ton.
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