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Total burn ban lifted

By Kristen Tribe | Published Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The burn ban has been lifted.

County commissioners voted Monday morning to rescind the 90-day burn ban that was in place and return to the red flag burn ban. The total burn ban had been in place since Aug. 8.

This means burning is allowed unless Wise County is under a red flag warning. Weekend rainfall totals ranging from 6.2 inches in Greenwood to 3.55 inches in Alvord prompted the change made at their regular meeting.

{{{*}}}Commissioners also decided to submit Jimmy Kirk and Jimmy Parker as candidates for the Wise County Appraisal District board of directors. All taxing entities can submit nominees, and those entities have a designated number of votes that they can distribute among nominees to fill five positions.

Directors will be elected to a two-year term that begins Jan. 1.

In other business, commissioners:

  • approved the final plat for Slidell ISD Addition in Precinct 1;
  • approved a re-plat of Crafton Estates in Precinct 2;
  • approved the deputization of Kristi Polone as deputy district clerk; and
  • approved the official bond and oath of Stephen Wren, newly appointed county court-at-law no. 2 judge.

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