Rain showers put off county burn ban

Summary of Limestone County commissioners court’s July 25 meeting
Limestone County commissioners did not after all consider, at their July 25 meeting, re-initiating a burn ban because significant rain fell the day before the meeting.
The court also made other administrative decisions, such as arranging backup of voter registrations and adding a Dumpster to a county park; made financial decisions, such as choosing an employee health plan and determining the winners of annual bids; and made law enforcement decisions, such as approving MHMR’s evaluating jail inmates, and the hiring of five new jailers and giving raises to two others.
As for discussion on a burn ban, the court continually checks the Keetch-Byram Drought Index, which the previous week had been rising, indicating increasingly dry conditions. The rain of Monday, July 24, however, was expected to bring the numbers down again, meaning no burn ban was necessary.
“I think we’re still safe right now,” County Judge Daniel Burkeen said, “but we’ll just keep monitoring the situation if it gets worse.”

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