St. Lucie County Launches New Mobile App
Post Date: 2/22//2017
The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners has made it easier for residents to connect with county departments by creating the My St. Lucie mobile app – now available for free download through the Google Play and Apple stores.
The My St. Lucie app allows residents to easily submit requests for services; ask questions or request public records. Directly through the app, residents can take a photograph of a problem area such as a pothole or flooded street and send that image and location to St. Lucie County to be properly routed to the correct department for processing. After submitting requests, residents can use the mobile app to track the status of their request.
The My St. Lucie app also provides access to St. Lucie County’s social media posts and provides useful information about county events and programs.
For those that may not have a smart phone or don’t feel comfortable downloading the app, a web-based version of the mobile app is available to allow residents to submit requests through the county’s website.
St. Lucie Mosquito Control Completes Repairs to Northern Impoundments; Most South Hutchinson Impounds Remain Closed
St. Lucie County’s Mosquito Control District has completed repairs and reopened all of its properties on North Hutchinson Island as well as impoundment areas along the Indian River Lagoon north of the Fort Pierce Inlet. However, most of the impoundments on South Hutchinson Island remain closed at least for the next three to four weeks.
Hurricane Matthew caused more than $2 million in damages and forced the temporarily closure of more than 20 impoundment and natural areas along the barrier islands. Local contractors are working to repair dikes, remove debris and rebuild boardwalks, fishing piers and wildlife observation towers within these preserves.
Pedestrian access is being granted on many of the impoundments as the work is completed. Vehicular access that was allowed previously on a limited number of South Hutchinson Island properties is suspended indefinitely, as the earthen dikes continue to recover from erosion that threatened impoundment operations. The fishing pier, crabbing dock and wildlife observation tower at Bear Point Preserve and fishing pier at Blind Creek Riverside Preserve remain closed as plans are made to replace or repair the structures.
St. Lucie County’s Mosquito Control impoundment areas are located in coastal wetlands and marshes and are used to control mosquitoes by flooding breeding areas, while at the same time providing public access to recreational amenities such as fishing, hiking, and bird watching.
For more information about St. Lucie County’s Mosquito Control and Coastal Management Department call 772-462-1692. To see all of St. Lucie County’s parks, beaches and preserves, visit the interactive map at http://gis.stlucieco.gov/parkspreserves.