Kirksville City Council and the Adair County Commissioners met to discuss items of mutual interest on Monday.
The Adair County Commissioners had previously discussed invoking a burn ban.
Recently, the state of Missouri passed legislation that allows a county to establish a burn ban legally.
The Adair County Commissioners met with local fire departments and the Missouri Conservation Department while devising an ordinance to invoke a burn ban.
Adair County Commissioner Mark Thompson said the county now has an ordinance.
??In the past you may have seen other counties say, ??Hey we have a burn ban this year, because it was so dry this summer.?? They had a burn ban, but there were no teeth in it and it could not be enforced,?? Thompson said.
??Now, Adair County does have a burn ban that does have teeth in it and their will be penalties and/or fine, or incarceration in events someone is found guilty of violating the burn ban.??
A burn ban is usually issued when there are extremely hot and dry conditions.