Delano township residents, as well as our friends from the surrounding areas, are advised that Schuylkill County has enacted a burn ban effective until noon on May 17th, 2015.
Residents are forbidden from any outdoor burning of items such as garbage, leaves, grass, twigs, litter and paper. The ban also forbids lighting fires in outdoor burn barrels or fire rings. Grilling is still permitted, in acceptable containers.
Residents violating the ban may face fines of $100 for their first offense, $200 for the second and $300 for each additional violation. They may also be held responsible for the cost of extinguishing any fire they cause.
If the District Forester deems necessary, he may recommend the commissioners extend the ban an additional thirty days.
Questions can be directed to the county‘s Emergency Management Agency at 570-621–9966