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 County Issues Burn Ban Due to Dry Conditions
St. Lucie County Public Safety officials, in conjunction with the St. Lucie County Fire District and Florida Forest Service, have implemented a county-wide burn ban effective immediately due to the extremely dry conditions.
The burn ban applies to all non-permitted, outside burning. Agricultural burning will be permitted on a case-by-case basis as authorized by the Florida Forest Service. The drought index for St. Lucie County is nearly 600 out of 800. An index reading higher than 550 is considered extremely dry. However, fire and forestry officials are fighting twice as many fires as they were this time last year.
“We are urging residents to use extreme caution and report any outside burning or fireworks to 9-1-1,” said St. Lucie County Public Safety Director Ron Parrish. “Our fire fighters along with the Florida Forest Service staff have done an excellent job of keeping St. Lucie County safe.”
Additionally motorists are asked to use extreme caution and avoid keeping vehicles parked with the motor running or driving over dry grassy areas.
As in previous years, the County will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and take additional steps as needed until the drought index is once again satisfactory. The last time St. Lucie County issued a county-wide burn ban was in the spring of 2011.