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Commissioners implement burn ban

In Monday’s regular meeting the Parmer County commissioners declared a county burn ban in effect for 90 days. The ban was effective at midnight Monday July 25.

Exceptions to the burn ban are agricultural or incinerator burning only when the wind is less than 10 mph and the humidity is 25% or more. In addition, the fire department and Sheriff’s office must be notified in advance of burning.

Citations can be issued to those who do not comply with the burn ban rules. For any information contact County Judge Trey Ellis at 806-481-3383 or the Sheriff’s office at 806-481-3303. In case of any rain the county judge has the discretion to lift the burn ban. For now the burn ban is in effect for 90 days.

In other business the commissioners approved the quarterly treasurer’s report. The report is included in this issue of the Star. They approved the use of forfeiture funds by the district attorney to purchase and install new video and audio equipment in the district courtroom. A new big screen TV is installed near the jury box and Wi-Fi has been installed along with new speakers and cameras.

A request for assisting with funding for a four county regional crisis center was tabled until next meeting since the requestor was unable to attend this week. A discussion on an Ag Extension supplement and benefit package was also tabled. Continuing education hours for Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Pam Haseloff was approved.