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January 30th & January 31st, 2009
Burn Ban in effect until further notice.
State of Texas §
County of Terrell §
ORDER RESTRICTING OUTDOOR BURNING
WHEREAS, the Commissioners Court finds that circumstances present in all of Terrell County
create a public safety hazard that would be exacerbated by outdoor burning;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED by the Commissioners Court of Terrell County that burning is
restricted in Terrell County for 90 days from the date of adoption of this Order, unless the
restrictions are terminated earlier based on a determination made by this Court. An allowance
is made for outdoor BBQing provided fires are contained; trash barrel burning with an
approved wire screen over the top of the barrel as well as an allowance for all types of
welding. This Order is adopted pursuant to Local Government Code §352..081, and other
applicable statutes. This Order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public
health and safety that are authorized by the Texas commission on Environmental Quality for:
(1) firefighter training; (2) public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations; (3) planting
or harvesting of agricultural crops; or (4) burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn
manager certified under Section 153.048, Natural Resources Code, and meet the standards of
Section 153.047, Natural Resources Code.
In accordance with Local Government Code § 352.081(h), a violation of this Order is a Class C
misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00.
ADOPTED this 8th day of December, 2008 by a vote of 3 ayes and 0 nays.
Terrell County Judge
Terrell County Clerk