July 18, 2012




                WHEREAS, due to extreme drought conditions prevalent in Miner County and due to recent high temperatures, a fire danger emergency now exists within Miner County, South Dakota,

                NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MINER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS that a Fire Danger Emergency is hereby declared and until this resolution be otherwise rescinded by the Miner County Board of Commissioners, all open burning as defined in Ordinance 06-01, is hereby prohibited within the boundaries of Miner County, South Dakota, exclusive of any incorporated municipality within the County, and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution is declared to be necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety in accordance with the provisions of SDCL 7-18A-8 and is effective immediately and shall continue in force and affect until rescinded by the Miner County Board of Commissioners.

                Voting aye:  Roger Wentland, Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson

                Resolution approved this 18th day of July,  2012.


                                                                                                                Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

                                                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  ____________________________________

                Helen Sprecher, Deputy Auditor

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Howard, SD 57349


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