By Mary Thurwachter
After the hurricane, Lantana Mayor Dave Stewart drove through the town, street by street, and gave this assessment: "I saw no damage to buildings, a lot of landscaping in disarray, and at the beach we lost part of the road."
Stewart said that by 8 a.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 13) all roads would be passable.
"We never lost water pressure and had only one sewer issue in our town," he said. Many residents were still without power on Tuesday.
While there was some flooding on the streets (including on Beach Curve Road on Hypoluxo Island) and at the parking lots at the boat docks, Stewart said it was less than during the King Tides.
"We all really dodged a bullet," he said.
"I was really proud of staff, they went out at 2 a.m. and cleared roads so emergency vehicles could pass," Stewart said. "It was very good that the county set up a curfew before and after. We could get where we needed to go without having sightseers."
Town Clerk Nicole Dritz said the beach was closed (on Tuesday) and "conditions are still being assessed."
Municipal offices were open on Monday and both the Town Council meeting and budget hearing were held as scheduled. Attendance at both meetings was slim, although all five councilmen were there.
Sept. 13 - Volunteers needed
The Town of Lantana fared very well during Hurricane Irma. However, as many of you may have seen, we have a lot of vegetation debris in our parks, which are currently closed until we can clear it all and deem them safe.
If any of you know anyone who would be interested in volunteering to help clear vegetation from our Town properties, or help get the word out, we would greatly appreciate it!
Nicole A. Dritz
Town of Lantana | 500 Greynolds Circle, Lantana FL
561-540-5016 | www.lantana.org