Tavares – All offices of the Board of County Commissioners, including the Lake County Animal Shelter and Lake County Libraries, as well as the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, administrative offices of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Health in Lake County will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4., and reopen Thursday, Sept. 5, weather permitting.
Lake County Solid Waste will collect Monday’s residential trash on a limited schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 3, but will not collect on Wednesday, Sept. 4 due to Hurricane Dorian. Residential collections for residents living in unincorporated Lake County (not within municipal city limits) who normally have curbside collection services for household garbage, recycling or yard waste on Monday, will instead have collection on Tuesday this week. Only those whose normal collection is before noon on Monday will be picked up. All other households should wait until Thursday and secure their trash.
All other trash collection this week will occur two days after normal collection. This means those with normal collection on Tuesday will receive collection on Thursday, and so on, through Sunday.
Solid Waste has also suspended bulk trash pickup due to Hurricane Dorian until Friday.
The Lake County Landfill, located at 13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares, will be open on Tuesday, Sept. 3 as weather permits, but closed on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
The week of Sept. 9 will follow a holiday collection schedule, with unincorporated residential collections shifting a day. Those who normally have residential curbside collection services for household garbage, recycling or yard waste on Monday, Sept. 9, will instead have collection on Tuesday, Sept. 10 and so on. All collection days that week will move to the next day, and Friday collection will be picked up on Saturday.
Any additional changes to collection following the storm will be announced. Residents are encouraged to secure yard waste and trash prior to the storm.
Stations 14, 39 and 110 and Solid Waste will cease distribution of sandbags after 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2. Station 10 will continually have sand as needed until sustained winds prevent delivery. No sandbags will be dispensed during storm conditions.
• Fire Station 10
23023 State Road 40, Astor
• Fire Station 14
18840 County Road 42, Altoona
• Fire Station 39
31431 Walton Heath Ave., Sorrento
• Fire Station 110
6234 County Road 561, Clermont
• Solid Waste Residential Convenience Center
1200 Jackson St., Lady Lake
Citizens Information line
Pending weather conditions, Lake County Connection, Lake County’s Paratransit service, will suspend service at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Wednesday, Sept. 4. LakeXpress, Lake County’s fixed route bus service, will suspend operations on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 3 through Wednesday, Sept. 4.
• Route 1 Block 1 will end at Waterman Hospital at 3:50 p.m.
• Route 1 Block 2 will end at Citizens Blvd. at 4 p.m.
• Route 1 Block 3 will end at Waterman Hospital at 3:50 p.m.
• Route 1A Block 1 will end at Citizens Blvd. at 4 p.m.
• Route 1A Block 2 will end at Spanish Springs at 3:27 p.m.
• Route 2 Block 1 will end at Citizens Blvd. at 4 p.m.
• Route 3 Block 1 will end at Ardice Transfer Bay at 3:38 p.m.
• Route 4 Block 1 will end at Ardice Transfer Bay at 3:38 p.m.
• Route 50 E will perform its last trip at 2:35 p.m.
• Route 50 W will perform its last trip at 3:35 p.m.
Parks & Trails
County-maintained parks will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, Sept. 4. Parks & Trails staff will begin site assessment on Thursday, Sept. 5 to determine if parks are safe to reopen.
The following libraries will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4: Astor, Paisley, Cagan Crossings (in Four Corners), Cooper Memorial (in Clermont), Marion Baysinger (in Groveland) and East Lake (in Sorrento), Marianne Beck Memorial Library (in Howey-in-the-Hills). Call your local library before visiting to ensure the library is open.