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Commissioners Decide NOT to Reinstate Burn Ban

Russell County CourthouseRussell County Commissioners decided to continue the allowance of burning within the county borders, despite persistent dry conditions, at their meeting Monday.

Commissioner Alan Kuntzsch says some county fire chiefs have expressed concerns about the conditions.

"We just had some fire chiefs in the county call in concerned about the fire dangers again being pretty high," Kuntzsch said. "We did NOT put a burn ban on at this time, so just be very, very careful and cautious of what you do out there."

Other items of discussion during Monday's Russell County Commission meeting included the purchase of a brine mixer machine to apply salt water brine to roads prior to winter weather, updates on three county black top roads that need repair, and two executive sessions totaling just under an hour with no action resulting from either. 

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