RESOLUTION   85 - 2016

Lifting the BURN Ban

 WHEREAS, the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners adopted resolution 71-2016 and amendment 51-2016 declaring that a hazardous fire condition existed; and established a burn ban on outdoor burning of combustible materials in the county; and,

WHEREAS, the State Department of Natural Resources has lifted the statewide burn ban; and

Whereas, Fire danger is reduced by the recent rainfall and moderating temperatures; and

Whereas, landowners may conduct silvicultural burning subject to the conditions of their written burning permit where one is required or under DNR rules for burning without a permit; and

 WHEREAS, Okanogan County Fire Districts, Forest Service and DNR have  notified the County Commissioners they support the County Commissioners in considering removing the burn ban in Okanogan County and agree that it would be permissible to lift the ban.

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Okanogan County Board of Commissioners do hereby lift the burning ban established by Resolution 71-2016 and amendment 51-2016.

 Adopted October 3, 2016.