Hail Recovery Update
The information below was posted following the April 11, 2016, hail storm that caused severe damage throughout Wylie.
Bulk Trash Update
Community Waste Disposal is no longer collecting storm debris without a request from the property owner. To request a bulk trash pickup, call CWD at 972-392-9300 and be sure to note that it is storm damage debris.
SBA Loans Available
The Small Business Administration is making low-interest loans available to residents and businesses affected by the hail storms. Representatives are located at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center, 1st Wylie Center, 621 Hwy. 78, Suite 613, Wylie. The center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm until May 27. (Please note; the center will close at 6 pm Friday, May 27.) It will still be possible to apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA's website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
More specific information:
SBA Loans Fact Sheet
SBA Loans Press Release
Permit Fees Waived
In order to assist Wylie in its rebuilding process, the City has waived permit fees. It's still important for contractors to obtain a permit; the permit/inspection process is in place to protect the homeowner from bad contractors and ensure that repairs are done right. For example, there have been instances where venting was dislodged on furnaces and hot water heaters during roof repairs that caused dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in the house.
Following is a link to suggestions from the Building Inspections Dept. to assist in the choice of a reputable contractor.
How to Hire a Roofing Contractor
First Baptist Church of Wylie, www.fbw.church/missions/fbw-relief/ 972-442-2261
Assist with tarping roofs, boarding windows
American Red Cross, 866-505-4801, Dispatch
Assistance Center of Collin County, www.assistancecenter.org,
Help with rent and utilities to free up funds for those who can't meet insurance deductibles
Wylie Fire Rescue, Chief Brent Parker, brent,firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist with tarping roofs, boarding up windows
Collin Cares, www.collincares.org
Directory of human services in Collin County
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, www.lanwt.org
Nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income residents
Wylie Christian Care Center, 972-442-4341
Provide food and clothing
Following is a list of contractors who have registered with the City to obtain permits. The City does not endorse any contractor, nor have we performed any vetting or background checks. It is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to do due diligence and ensure the contractor chosen is reputable. Be advised that a City of Wylie permit is not required if the extent of the work is shingle replacement; anything involving the wood underneath or decking requires a permit. For questions, call Building Inspection at 972-516-6420.
Active General Contractors
Relocated City Offices
Wylie Public Safety Building is closed due to severe damage. Fire Administration, including Alarm Permitting, Records, and Police Administration, normally located in the PSB, have temporarily relocated to City Hall, 300 Country Club Rd., Bldg. 100. Wylie Municipal Court is located in City Hall. Phone numbers have not changed.
Wylie Recreation Center, Smith Public Library, and City Hall are all open regular hours.
Wylie Senior Recreation Center is closed until further notice. Through May 6, classes and programs will be at Wylie Recreation Center; from May 9 - 31, they will be at Smith Public Library. Saturdays, only Zumba Gold and Line Dance will be offered.
Bart Peddicord Center sustained serious roof damage and interior water damage. It is closed until further notice.
The Brown House is also closed due to roof damage and interior water damage.
Bret McCullough, Wylie's building official, offers this information as Wylie rebuilds:
Storm damage assessment, response, restoration! The City of Wylie is here to assist you in an effective response to April 11, 2016 storm damage.
Cover all areas that could be further damaged by additional rain. Use tarps to protect damaged roofs, skylights or other overhead damage. Use plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), or tight tarps for windows and other vertical areas.
Re-roofing permits (overlay) are only required if decking is damaged and needs to be replaced. Two layers of composition roofing may be stacked; however, removal and replacement is recommended.
Permits are not required to replace broken windows, as long as the replacement windows consist of the same energy rating.
Permits are not required to replace siding unless the moisture barrier beneath the siding is damaged and needs to be replaced. Replacement siding material must be of the same or higher quality material.
Permits are not required to repair damaged masonry unless the moisture barrier beneath the brick veneer needs to be replaced. Damaged masonry walls may not be replaced with siding material.
Trash dumpsters for construction or storage PODS are not allowed to be placed in the street.
Temporary Use Permits
Temporary use permits for storm damage assessment purposes will only be issued in commercial zoning districts, and must be authorized by the property owner. Tents will be fire retardant or treated as specified by the fire department.
For further information regarding permits, contact the City of Wylie Building Inspections at 972-516-6420.
Avoid Disaster Fraud
The National Insurance Crime Bureau offers tips and assistance to avoid being a victim -- again. Visit www.nicb.org for information including a checklist of steps and precautions.