Notes from Town Hall Meeting Thursday 10/2/2014
posted over 4 years ago by Tristen from Weed Fire Community Recovery Effort
Residents whose homes were destroyed by the Boles Fire will need to take action regarding how they will clean their lot by October 9, 2014 by doing one of three options: 1. Sign up for Cal Recycle at City Hall (this service is FREE for everyone) 2. Hire a local contractor to remove the debris (Check with insurance to cover this cost) 3. File for a permit to remove debris
If homeowners have not taken one of the aforementioned actions by October 10, 2014, the City will send out public nuisance abatement notices. 24 hours after that point they have the right to clear your property by their method of choice (CalRecycle) and charge the cost of that process.
Small Business Association has a Disaster Response Unit that is offering loans to homeowners and renters whose property was at least 40% damaged in the fire. Renters can get loans up to $40,000 to replace personal property. Homeowners can borrow up to $200,000 Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2,000,000. Loans must be applied for by 12/1/2014 and you have 6 months from that time to decide if you would like to use it. The loan interest rate is 2.06% and can be paid over a 30 year term. Mortgages could be rolled into the SBA loan, which may be a great deal if your current mortgage interest rate is above the 2.06%. They are available at COS, Building #3, for the next two weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.
Environmental Health has placed air monitors around the Elementary School. They will be testing daily for contaminates, including asbestos. The results take 3 days to process so it's not real time. October 2nd's results (from 9/30/14) were clear. We will keep this information updated on the weed.recovers.org website. They are keeping the ash wet to keep particles containing asbestos under control.
VOAD is forming a Long Term Recovery committee of local volunteers and non profits to make sure that ongoing needs are being met. We are encouraging families to go to the Family and Community Resource Center (260 Main St. 938-9914) and they will work with you to connect with the appropriate resources to fully help you through this process. They are open Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm.
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