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Coryell County burn ban lifted

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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:00 pm

By Audrey Spencer

Killeen Daily Herald

GATESVILLE - Cooler temperatures and increased moisture convinced the Coryell County Commissioners to temporarily lift the county's burn ban Monday.

The decision was made to give people in rural areas "an opportunity to clean up," said Billy Vaden, county fire marshal.

Some commissioners expressed hesitancy to lift the ban, saying they were concerned that less conscientious citizens may not be as careful with open flames as they should be. Vaden said other counties had not faced problems after lifting the burn restrictions. The ban will go back into affect Nov. 1.

Coryell County Judge John Firth said representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency would be in Gatesville Wednesday to perform a damage assessment of equipment at fire stations in Coryell County. Firth said the paperwork is in place for the county fire departments to get assistance.

Trinity Grogan, victim assistance coordinator with the Coryell County Crime Victims' Office, spoke to the court to request a $5,000 grant for items to support National Crime Victims' Rights Week in Coryell County in April. The grant, to be used on promotional materials such as T-shirts, rubber bracelets, pins and a billboard, was approved by the court.

The court also:

Discussed the bid for construction of a new communications tower in the Gatesville area.

Approved the name Sands Loop for a private road off County Road 245 for Central Texas Council of Government documentation purposes and 911 notification.

Contact Audrey Spencer at aspencer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7476.

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