City Updates

FEMA PA Program for repairs on Bailey Bridge FL-4399-PW-01057:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received subgrant applications for the City of Lynn Haven repairs to the Old Bailey Bridge due to damages in Hurricane Michael (DR-4399-FL. Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for projects under the Public Assistance (PA) Program. 

An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 30, 2018, for Hurricane Michael. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a cumulative final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain. FEMA has determined that the only practicable alternative is to repair the bridge pier at its current location within the floodplain because the facility is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain. 

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements, and conditions. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.

Locations of the Proposed Work: Adjacent to State Road 77 over North Bay (30.25381, -85.64705) - (30.26185, -85.64629)

Proposed Work and Purpose: To restore the facility back to pre-disaster condition, the applicant will replace channel light and clearance gauge, repair electrical and lighting utilities, paint water and sewer mains, replace security gates and signage, and fill embankment and cast broken sidewalk. $1,486,010.00 

Project Alternatives: The alternative that has been considered is the repair to pre-disaster condition. This alternative is not feasible as the bridge pier will remain vulnerable to flood risk, including hazards to human life and safety. With the no action alternative, continued negative impacts will be on surrounding residents, and the community may be experienced. The bridge pier serves as a pedestrian walking bridge between Lynn Haven and Southport, allowing citizens to safely cross North Bay without using the SR-77 bridge. Alternate locations were not considered as the bridge pier is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain. 

Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described actions funded by the FEMA PA Program. Interest person may obtain information about specific projects or a map of the affected area by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4399-PW-01057 at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice. 

Date Posted: 2/6/2020

For PDF of notice click here

Bailey Bridge (JPEG)

Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation Projects

The City continues to make progress on our trenchless sewer rehabilitation projects. GCU is the sub-contractor on this project (see the attached notice for more information). The work is being done throughout the City to replace sewer pipes that are 50-60 years old. The trenchless sewer rehabilitation system being placed has far less disturbance than conventional methods. The cost is also significantly less too making it a great alternative! This method requires only small road closures to perform the work to make it as unobtrusive as possible to install. There are some things to be aware of as the system is placed in your area:

 • Bubbling toilets and blowbacks are a common occurrence with sewer cleaning and trenchless sewer pipe lining. 

• If you have any backflow or overflow issues please call GCU at 251-725-0200 and they will gladly cleanup any toilet overflow or blowbacks caused by the install of the trenchless sewer pipe lining. 

• The fiberglass lining is very strong and durable.

• The reduction of inflow and infiltration into the collection system lengthens the service life of pumps and treatment systems adding to the benefits of going to this type of system. 

 Thank you all for your patience during this project! #LynnHavenTogetherandStrong

Notice for trenchless sewer rehabilitation projects (JPEG)The above photo can be viewed as a PDF here 

Outfall Ditch and Waterway Clearing

Attention Lynn Haven Residents: the City currently has contractors working throughout the City to clear the large outfall ditches and waterways. See map for current progress, the full map and zoomed in subsections is also available here As some of these areas are behind or beside homes you may be approached by a contractor to sign a right of entry form so that they may access your property to get to the ditch/waterway. If you have additional questions on this process or the form you will need to sign please call 850-704-5768. Thank you for your assistance in this project.

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Lynn Haven Hurricane Michael Relief Trust Pay Pal Information

We have many people asking to donate money to the City to help rebuild.  We have setup an account with Hancock Whitney bank to accept donations. 

The account name:  City of Lynn Haven Hurricane Michael Relief fund

You can click here and it will direct you to PayPal to donate directly.

We appreciate all the generosity everyone has given.  We will make Lynn Haven a great City again by continuing to work together! 

 

Damage to Chambers from Hurricane Michael 2018

Application for Hurricane Michael Relief $1,000 Grant

The City Commission has approved disbursement of $1,000 grants to residents of Lynn Haven to help offset
insurance deductibles and help with FEMA assistance.  Lynn Haven and Southport residents are
eligible for the $1,000 grant. Each applicant must complete the application and turn in the proper
documentation to be eligible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered for each disbursement. Disbursements are made as funds are raised. All funds are raised through the Hurricane Michael Relief Trust via donations. 

You must turn in ALL documents into the office at 817 Ohio Avenue IN PERSON with insurance and FEMA documentation attached. All applications will have to be approved by City Commissioners.You will be notified if you are approved and will receive a grant.

Right of Way Clearing and Restructuring

The City is working diligently to clean the sides of the road and right of ways from the remnants of Hurricane Michael.  The City has started the process in Zone 1 as shown in the attached map.  Remember, we are raking the sides of the road, cleaning out the ditches/right of ways from debris, reshaping right of ways/ditches, and seeding to stabilize.  This will be the first time all the right of ways in the City have had attention at once.  All of this work is being done by the City employees.  The City will be releasing a contract to get some assistance in this project in the near future.  Our intent is to finish before the rains come and hopefully prevent flooding due to the debris.  The map of the city is broken up into 12 zones much like the road clearing and the final push.  The zones are numbered differently based on the priority of right of ways.  As we clean a zone, we will continue updating and posting this map for your convenience.  Remember, if you still have debris it is your responsibility to dispose of it.  The City stopped final placement of debris on the sides of the road February 17th.  After this time, the City did request if you had any other normal debris from cleaning your yard, that you please do not place it on the right-of-way.  It will not be picked up.  We are utilizing our City trucks and manpower for this final manicure cleaning of the City. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 


Hurricane Michael Relief Grant Required Documents

1st Disbursements of Hurricane Michael Relief Grants

Right of Way Clearing and Restructuring

Public Works Truck picking up debris