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County Fireworks Discharge Ban Remains in Place

Russell County CourthouseA Russell County fireworks discharge ban that was enacted last summer remains in place following a decision by the Russell County Commission on Monday.

The resolution bans the use or discharge of fireworks in all rural or unincorporated areas of Russell County, but not the sale of fireworks in any of those areas. In other words, fireworks can still be sold outside of city limits, but cannot be set off outside of city limits.

Commissioner Brad Zweifel clarifies this ban does not affect the city of Russell or any other incorporated towns in the county.

Other topics discussed at the Commissioners meeting on Monday included budget requests from the Senior Companion Program and the Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center with no major changes from last year, signing of an interlocal agreement with the City of Russell for a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, and several executive sessions for personnel matters and attorney-client privilege.

Also in to address the Commissioners was Dorrance Fire Chief Ron Major who requested the purchase of a new fire truck for his department to replace an older truck that he cannot find parts for. The request was granted by the Commissioners as the purchase of a truck from Hays Fire totaling around $98,000 was approved.

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