A proposed burn resolution backed by county fire chiefs will be touched up before county commissioners take it up for a vote.
Landowners voiced concerns at a Friday night meeting at Marion County Lake Hall.
The proposal includes consulting National Weather Service’s rangeland fire danger index to judge whether a fire should be started.
A much-discussed topic was a proposed requirement that dispatchers are notified one hour before setting a fire, and if a fire is not started within 60 minutes of the estimated time, no burning will take place that day.
Goessel fire chief Matt Voth said some people call in the morning, decide conditions are good later that day, and then start the fire when it is not anticipated.
“That’s no longer acceptable,” Voth said.
(Read more: HILLSBORO Star-Journal)