Riley County Commission April 14, 2014
Commissioners Boyd and Wells present
Contrary to the headline in the Mercury, the discussion of burning and air quality was not a contentious one. Pat Collins and Jason Orr said there had been quite a number of calls on this topic. They explained the purpose for burning. They said the heaviest "fallout" (the ash that some folks experienced) was from counties some distance from here. Orr gave tips for reducing adverse health effects including awareness of air quality reports,limiting strenuous outdoor activities, staying indoors with windows closed and keeping hydrated. More info on open burning and regulations atwww.ksfire.org.
Deb Nuss alerted the commission about the upcoming community needs
Julie Merklin, observer