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Bay County gears up for private property debris removal program to begin

Officials say the private property debris removal program process in Bay County should begin in the beginning of January. (WJHG/WECP)
Officials say the private property debris removal program process in Bay County should begin in the beginning of January. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Dec. 3, 2019 at 4:40 PM CST
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Some Bay County residents are just a few weeks away from finally having their properties cleaned.

Approved applicants for the county's private property debris removal program will begin to see their property cleared starting January 1.

The county awarded the $9.5 million contract to CrowderGulf which will remove trees and demolished structures off properties.

Commissioner Philip "Griff" Griffitts said the project will take "probably several months, probably many months. It's a pretty extensive process, it depends on the size of the job and with it being around the county - 700 different situations - there'll have to be a lot of mobilization of the equipment moving it around. So it'll probably take six months or so."

Commissioners clarified language regarding the contract during today's commission meeting to ensure a reimbursement from FEMA.

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