Monday, December 5, 2022

Reminder: Citywide Burn Ban Remains in Effect

City of Marion officials want to remind residents that a citywide Burn Ban remains in effect as part of the Phase 3 Water Conservation Order issued last summer by Marion Mayor Jared Byford.

Police this week have issued a citation to one individual for illegal burning in the city. There have been other recent cases of burning in violation of the city's ban, said Marion Police Chief Ray O'Neal.

The county lifted its burn ban a few weeks ago following a periods of rainfall. However, the city ban is not predicated on rainfall. It is simply in response to the Marion water shortage.