Burn ban activated, Appraisal District’s budget questioned at county meeting

By Glenn Rea

The Cuero Record

With no rain in the forecast and 100+ degree weather, DeWitt County agreed to activate a burn ban for the next 90 days. Also at Monday’s meeting Commissioner’s Court took steps to reduce truck traffic on some rural roads and took issue with a proposed DeWitt County Appraisal District budget.

It was a 59 item agenda but with a heat index threatening much of South Texas, the court agreed to order an outside burn ban in the rural portions of the county until the weather changes. The order prohibits any outside burning unless controlled by a commercial contractor.

If the weather changes during the next 90 days, the ban can be lifted by County Judge Daryl Fowler. Later in the meeting the court was scheduled to receive DeWitt County Appraisal District’s annual budget.

Each of the taxing entities in this county reviews the district’s budget.

Each of the taxing entities pays proportionally to the Appraisal District for the services it provides.

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