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Post Date:11/05/2018 4:00 PM

ELECTION

You can vote today until 7 p.m and polls are open Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Bay County registered voters can vote at ANY of these places:

  • Panama City Beach Senior Center, 423 Lyndell Lane;
  • Stanford Station, 746 W. 23rd St.;
  • Lynn Haven Elementary Cafetorium, 300 W. 10th St.;
  • Palo Alto Church of Christ, 3119 N. Hwy. 231;
  • Supervisor of Elections Office, 830 W. 11th St.;
  • Parker United Methodist Church, 908 S. Tyndall Parkway.

Click here for a sample ballot: https://www.bayvotes.org/…/…/2018GENSampleBallotEnglish.pdf…

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

The Panama City Beach City Council meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the City Hall Annex, 110 S. Arnold Road (State Road 79). The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will be posted online by later this week under City Council/Meeting Agenda.

DEBRIS PICK UP

Residential customers do not have to pay fees for hurricane debris they take to Steel Field Landfill. It must still be separated by yard debris, construction debris (fencing) and appliances/furniture. The landfill is located off Highway 79 at 11411 Landfill Road. This applies to Bay County residential customers only.

Reminder: Contractors working on your home, like roofers, are responsible for cleaning up their debris. It cannot be left on site. They will be charged fees at the landfill.

The City of Panama City Beach continues to operate trucks seven days a week picking up debris. The City cannot pick up large trees or tree trunks or debris from commercial sites. The City parking lot at Ripley's is NO LONGER accepting residential yard debris. 

SAFETY REMINDER

The time has changed, so it is now darker earlier. Also, since middle school children are getting out of school later, so we'd like to remind residents to be cautious of their surroundings. When leaving a building after dark, walk with a buddy. Lock your car doors and do not leave valuables in sight. Park in well-lit areas. Stay safe!

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Bay District Schools has announced that Thanksgiving break, Christmas break and Spring Break will remain the same even though students and teachers have missed several weeks of school. Students will be out the entire week of Nov. 19 for Thanksgiving and from Friday, Dec. 21 and return on Monday, January 7 for Christmas break. Spring Break will be the entire week of March 18.

Students will make up the following dates and have school on these days, which were days off: Monday, January 14 (teacher work day); Wednesday, Feb. 6 (teacher work day); Monday, February 18 (Presidents Day) and Good Friday, April 19. This has been approved by the Department of Education.

REQUEST FOR CONTRACTOR

The City is accepting proposals from qualified contractors with experience in disaster debris removal and disposal services for removing, reduction and hauling. Click here for full Request for Proposal. 
http://www.pcbgov.com/home/showdocument?id=13425

The deadline for submission is 2 p.m. on Nov. 19.

LANDLORD/TENANTS RIGHTS CLINIC 

There is a FREE Legal Clinic Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with lots of helpful information regarding tenant and landlord rights and procedures. The location has been moved to the Bay High School Gymnasium due to the chance of rain. Law enforcement agencies across the county have received numerous reports of tenants being asked to leave rental properties with little notice. The Sheriff's Department reports that a tenant’s lease can’t be terminated due to damage to the residence. A landlord that wants to schedule repairs must give the tenant reasonable notice and follow the guidelines found in Florida State Statute 83.53. The tenant can’t be kicked out of the residence in order for repairs to be done. For answers to all your questions, attend this free clinic.

WIC OFFICES IMPACTED BY STORM

The Department of Health-Bay WIC offices were impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Springfield location is currently closed with no time frame yet on when it may be able to reopen. It will be at least 12 months before the Southport site is operational. Clients whoused these locations can call DOH offices at (850) 872-4666. The main office at 597 W. 11th St. is open. Many clients received automatic reloading of benefits due to the storm.