WEST (April 28, 2013)- The City of West continued to keep residents informed about the town's recovery efforts at another scheduled town meeting held in the West Knights of Columbus Hall Sunday evening.
Mayor Tommy Muska addressed the packed house with numerous updates.
Starting Monday, contractors will be allowed into Zone 3 neighborhoods to help residents rebuild their homes. Yet, Muska warned residents in attendance of scam artists and fly-by-night contractors.
Muska said he planned to have a handout or a page on the City of West's website that would aid residents in finding a good contractor to help them rebuild their homes.
The mayor also reiterated that all citizens in West are responsible for cleaning up debris on their property left by the West explosion.
The City of West is working with TCEQ officials to open up the city landfill that is currently closed so residents can use it.
Muska also informed citizens that the storage company PODS will be sending 30 of their storage units to West this week.
The storage units will not be free and residents will have to pay to use them.
Muska also encouraged residents to properly recycle all the bottles of water that have been flowing into West apart of recovery efforts.
To close the meeting, Muska wanted to let citizens know that the City of West is operating under the assumption that it will not be receiving any federal aid.
The City of West is currently waiting on the U.S. government to green light any federal aid that could greatly help the recovery effort in West.
Muska said he wants residents to be prepared regardless of whether the U.S. government provides assistance.