Sumter postpones decision on proposed burn ban

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 9/20/18

Sumter City Council is asking for more time to clarify details of a proposed burn ban and discussed it at its meeting on Tuesday.

Reading: Second and final

Agenda item: An ordinance to be known …

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Sumter postpones decision on proposed burn ban

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Sumter City Council is asking for more time to clarify details of a proposed burn ban and discussed it at its meeting on Tuesday.

Reading: Second and final

Agenda item: An ordinance to be known as the Burn Ordinance of the City of Sumter.

Background: The ordinance is intended to promote and safeguard the public health, safety and welfare of city residents from air pollution and fire hazards caused by open burning and refuse burning.

Amendments were made to the ordinance since first reading earlier this month, which include: the addition of language that clarifies the use of campfires; allowing the burning of clean construction debris on a construction site for human warmth; and allowing the burning of vegetative debris related to forestry and wildlife management as authorized by the South Carolina Forestry Commission.

Discussion: None

Vote: The issue was deferred unanimously until council's next meeting to provide more time to clarify the difference between clean wood and vegetative debris and which material residents would be allowed to burn in a campfire