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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fall Cleanup and Open Burn with a Permit

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NOTICE BLAIR FALL CLEANUP - OPPORTUNITY TO DISPOSE OF YARD WASTE

 CLEANUP CALENDAR

The City of Blair Spring cleanup will begin Friday, October 29 and run through Sunday, November 14, 2021.  Dumpsters will be provided at the Blair Public Works yard at Third Avenue and Colfax Street.  HOURS OF OPERATION:  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  

 The clean-up site is for Blair residents only and proof of residency will be required (i.e. driver’s license, car registration).

 Batteries, Tires, Liquid Paint, and hazardous wastes will not be accepted.

 Dumpsters will be designated for yard waste (leaves and grass) only.  Yard waste must be separated from other clean-up waste and must be removed from bags when depositing in dumpster.

 RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED: THERE IS NO BURNING WITH A PERMIT ALLOWED Monday, November 1 through Thursday, November 4, and Monday, November 8 through Thursday, November 11.


 CITY OF BLAIR DESIGNATED BURNING PERIOD FOR BURNING WITH A PERMIT WITHIN CITY LIMITS ONLY

 
THE DISPOSAL FOR YARD WASTE SITE WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE DURING THIS PERIOD AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO BURNING.  THE DISPOSAL IS OPEN 4:00 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND 10:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. ON WEEKENDS.

 
The Mayor and City Council have designated the dates of October 29, 30, 31; November 5, 6, 7 and November 12, 13, 14, 2021.  The Fire Chief may issue permits for burning of tree and shrub trimmings, leaves, grass, weed and garden vegetation. Burning is permitted from 8:00 a.m. until sundown on the dates specified by the City Council only.  

THE FOLLOWING TWO STEPS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE YOU CAN BURN:

1.   You must apply for and be issued a signed Burn Permit from the Blair Fire Department. Permit applications can be obtained from Blair City Hall (218 S 16th Street). Office hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm.

2.  You must call county dispatch at 402.426.6866 immediately prior to burning.

 State law requires a Burn Permit to burn during a designated burn period. Burn Permits will not be issued when burning is prohibited by the State Fire Marshal or the Blair Fire Chief due to atmospheric conditions or local circumstances which make open burning hazardous. 

Residents may obtain burn permits by stopping by City Hall, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. to apply for a permit.  Residents may also go to the South Fire Station, 218 S. 16th St., on Thursday-October 28, Thursday-November 4 and Thursday-November 11, 2021 between 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to obtain a permit directly from the Fire Chief or his designee.

The following items ONLY are allowed to be burned with a permit during burning: tree trimmings less than one half (1/2) inch in diameter, shrubs, grass and weed trimmings, leaves and garden vegetation.

 During the approved burning period, it shall be unlawful, even with a permit, to:

1.    Allow any burning on the public right of way, including but not limited to streets and alleys.
2.   Allow any smoke generating debris to continue to generate smoke past sundown.
3.   To leave any fire, whether actively burning or smoldering, unattended.
4.   Not to have water immediately available within fifteen (15) feet of the fire until all fire is  fully extinguished.

 The official time for sunset for the days designated for burning by permit are as follows:

Friday, October 29 – 6:41 p.m.                  
Saturday, October 30 – 6:40 p.m.      
Sunday, October 31 – 6:39 p.m.  
Friday, November 5 – 6:36 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 – 6:35 p.m.
Sunday, November 7 – 5:35 p.m.*
Friday, November 12 – 5:32 p.m.
Saturday, November 13 – 5:32 p.m.
Sunday, November 15 – 5:31 p.m. 

 *(Daylight Savings Time Change)

 



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