The City of Lynn Haven is currently undergoing many major reconstruction and renovations to its City buildings, parks, roadways, and homes. Due to Hurricane Michael back in 2018, much of the City was destroyed during this catastrophic storm. To keep up with the City's updates, you can follow us on social media! Visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to view photos and happenings throughout the City. We are excited to share it with you!
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!
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.
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!
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.