Burn ban, trash ordinance up for discussion

PNT staff

Roosevelt County Commissioners are scheduled to vote today on whether to ban outside fires.

The commission meets 9 a.m. today at the county courthouse.

Commissioner Gene Creighton, who introduced the subject at the last meeting, said the commission would repeal the ban when they believe the moisture and wind conditions are no longer dangerous for spreading fires.

“It’s a temporary deal,” he said.

If the ban prevents even one fire, Creighton said, it’s worthwhile. It would also make prosecuting someone who let a fire get out of control easier, he said.

The agenda also includes county resident Linda Giddings speaking about her petition asking for a county ordinance against people letting trash collect in their yards. County Manager Charlene Hardin said she didn’t expect action on the item.

Also, the commission is to hear a request from the writers of the salute to the state flag to place a memorial honoring the salute on the Courthouse Square. The agenda also contains several other business matters.