Landscape debris from Hurricane Irma is stacked up in front of homes in private communities in Parkland waiting for pickup.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

After Hurricane Irma, Parkland residents seemed to have weathered the storm safely.  Many had personal property damage, but nothing compared to what those in Monroe County suffered.

The biggest task at hand is the cleanup, and residents in private communities are wondering when the mounds of debris will be picked up in front of their homes. The City of Parkland will be holding a special meeting to discuss this issue on Wednesday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. to decide whether to move forward with an expenditure for debris removal. This could go beyond what is currently in the contract with Waste Management for regular bulk trash pickup and will be discussed at the meeting. The public is welcome to attend and speak.

Because the city didn’t have enough time to notice the residents, no vote will be taken on Wednesday. Instead, it will be taken on Friday, September 22, at 5:05 p.m.

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Parkland Talk. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.
  • Charles Ginsengi

    How moronic. City does not have arrangements in place for debris pickup after hurricanes? Are hurricanes unexpected in south florida? Why do these city officials – especially mayors get paid? What do they do?