The Department of Public Works would like to inform residents, specifically those living in the Coral Bay area of St. John, that a crew will begin working today to remove the pile of debris located near Love City Market. Public Works personnel will work throughout the day on Friday, April 20, to clear as much of the growing pile as possible. It is expected that the cleanup will continue into next week.
Residents should note that it is illegal to dump at the site located in Coral Bay, at the intersection of Route 107 and Route 20. Once the site is cleared, signs will be posted to notify residents that illegal dumping is not allowed.
The mission for right-of-way debris removal officially came to an end in the territory on March 8, 2018. Although FEMA did grant a 60-day extension of the 100% Federal Share to complete emergency work, the resources to continue curbside collection is no longer in place; namely access to the debris collection sites and the fact that CERES, the contractor brought on by the Army Corp of Engineers, is no longer contracted to do curbside pickup.
The Department of Public Works thanks the community for their cooperation during this debris collection process. Follow DPW on Facebook @usvidpw to stay abreast of all things Public Works.