Sebastian County Office of Emergency Management – (479) 783-3932 (Leave a message, get a call back.)
Red Cross – (855) 891-7325
· Do NOT put tree limbs or debris in your garbage or recycling bins.
· Pile tree debris beside the road, if possible.
– Do NOT pile debris on top of your mailbox, utility meter, under a tree or elsewhere.
Heavy equipment used to pick up debris, with operators unable to see what’s beneath the pile, could yank out your mailbox, utility meter, etc., as it picks up debris piles.
– Keep natural, biodegradable tree debris separate from construction debris like roof shingles, siding, portable building or carport pieces, etc.
Pile each in separate piles near the side of the road, if possible.
· Do NOT put tree debris into plastic bags.
– Residents are asked to use biodegradable paper, such as can be inexpensively purchased at local hardware stores, or bind bundles with biodegradable twine or string, or simply pile the debris (again, separate from non-biodegradable construction debris).
· CUT DOWN TO SIZE
– Tree branches must be no longer than four to six feet (4-6’) in length to fit into Sanitation trucks.
– Sanitation will take smaller tree trunks appropriately cut to a manageable size.
– Trucks will not pick up trunks with bulky root systems attached.
All major City traffic signals now are operable and ready for Monday morning back-to-work traffic. FSPD thanks residents for remembering, in the immediate hours and day after the storm, that non-working traffic signals should be treated as a four-way or all-way stop. Likewise, traffic signals blinking red are to be treated as a four-way or all-way stop. Modeling this behavior helped other drivers catch on and follow suit until the City Streets & Traffic Control Department could get all major traffic lights back on line.
· 3100 Cliff Drive
· N. 33rd Street at Cliff Drive
The only one that could possible affect Monday morning traffic is:
· Jenny Lind Road between Knoxville and Louisville
• Do not pay for work that is not done or is not completed.
• Ask for references and CALL the references. Ask about quality of work, similarity of the work, and the contractor’s willingness to correct deficiencies.
• Be sure the contractor has a business license with the City of Fort Smith.
• Plumbers, electricians, and heating/air conditioning contractors must have an additional license from the State of Arkansas.
• Building permits are required on all work to buildings. This includes roof repairs, siding, and interior work. Do not let a contractor start working without a building permit, and see that they get all required inspections from the City Department of Development Services. Call the City Office of Building Safety in Development Services if you have questions about permits or inspections. (Number below.)
• Always try to get a specific written agreement that specifies the work and how much money will be paid for the work and when the payments are due.
Office of Building Safety – 784-2206
Info on Hiring a Contractor: http://www.fortsmithar.gov/index.php/hiring-a-contractor