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Commissioners reinstate countywide burn ban

The Parmer County Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, November 27 to discuss a routine agenda, which included reinstating the Parmer County Burn Ban, which is in effect and will be for the next 90 days unless conditions warrant the lifting of the ban.

The commissioners created a provision to grant burning if the wind is less than 10 miles per hour during the time that one is burning and that they must contact the Parmer County Sheriff’s Office and their local Fire Department to advise them that they will be doing a control burn and where.

The Sheriff’s Office will not grant permission nor will the Fire Department. The person doing the burning is just advising those two entities of a controlled burn and where it will be.

If the wind gets up past 10 miles per hour or if the fire gets away from those who start or cause it, they will be violation of the Burn Ban and liable for any damages caused by the burn.

In other business, the commissioners approved the rescheduling of the Monday, December 25, 2017 meeting to Thursday, December 21, 2017 due to the Christmas holiday. They also approved requests from county employees to be paid unused vacation days per their personnel policy.

The commissioners will next convene on Thursday, December 21 at 10 a.m. at the County Courtroom of the Parmer County Courthouse in Farwell. All meetings are open to the public.