Rainfall leads Llano County to lift burn ban
July 22, 2013, 6:08 pm by Lance Reaves
Commissioners Monday lifted the burn ban after rain swept across Llano County over the past week and lessened dry conditions in the area.
Commissioner Linda Raschke, Precinct 2, said she had received mixed feedback from citizens and fire chiefs about the matter, although some citizens have reported a need to burn. She said vegetation was green enough at the moment to feel safe lifting the ban until the commissioners’ next meeting.
While County Judge Wayne Brascom noted the court does not meet again for another three weeks, Commissioner Jerry Don Moss, Precinct 4, suggested a route they could take if necessary.
"I think we can lift the burn ban,” Moss said. "If there are a bunch of fires, we can have a meeting to put it back on.”
The commissioners unanimously approved lifting the ban, and Brascom said if conditions change, the court will call a special meeting to reinstate it.
The burn ban was reinstated on June 24.
In other action, commissioners unanimously approved grants to the Texas Hill Country Visitors Guide, Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce and the Highland Lakes Web Pages.
The grant to the Texas Hill Country Visitor’s Guide was for the amount of $31,500 to provide a listing on four Hill Country Visitor Directory pages to all Llano County lodging facilities.
For the full story, see Tuesday's edition of The Highlander.
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