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County still cleaning up after October floods

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Travis County Commissioners Court heard its first briefing of 2016 on the ongoing cleanup effort in the wake of severe weather in 2015. Transportation and Natural Resources staff members told the court that they’re still receiving requests from landowners to come remove debris scattered after the Oct. 30 floods. However, they said that the volume of calls has decreased steadily and that the department is “ramping down services” and expecting private residents to soon take over the remaining work. The court was also scheduled to take a vote on whether to adopt as formal policy the debris management procedures deployed after the floods. However, the absence of commissioners Gerald Daugherty and Margaret Gómez prompted County Judge Sarah Eckhardt to postpone that decision until next Tuesday.

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