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April 5, 2014

Burn ban still in effect for Appanoose County

CENTERVILLE — While some precipitation has fallen in April, conditions are still too dry for those in Appanoose County to burn.

The burn ban was officially put into effect on April 1 at 8 a.m. by the Iowa State Fire Marshall’s Office. The ban will be in place indefenitely, until local fire officials deem conditions improve enough to allow open burning.

Iowa Code 100.40 covers the burn bans issued by the state fire marshall. Violations of the burn bans can be punishable by a simple misdemeanor charge.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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