UPDATED Feb 7, 2017 -- Protest the Burn Ban
If you live in Clayton County, Georgia, please sign this petition!
On February 7, 2017 Commissioners Sonna Singleton Gregory (District 1), Gail Hambrick (District 2) and Michael Edmondson (District 4), rather than reversing the burn ban they've imposed since October 18th, voted to introduce a weekend burn ban instead. This new ban prohibits burning on Saturday's and Sunday's, October through April. Burning is permitted Monday through Friday, weather permitting and requires you have a burn permit from Georgia Forestry Commission. Complete details are online on the Clayton County website. Since many residents work Monday through Friday and can only burn on weekend's, this petition is being continued in an effort to have a complete 7-day reinstatement, which at the February 7th meeting was supported by Chairman Jeff Turn and Commissioner Felicia Franklin Warner (District 3).
There is a new Ordinance passed on October 18, 2016 by the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, that has nothing to do with the drought and it can cost you $1000 if you don't comply.
Since October 18, outdoor residential burning of ANY kind (leaves, twigs, etc) within unincorporated Clayton County is prohibited, even when the drought is over.
If you want to protest this change to the burn ordinance, please join your fellow Clayton County residents by signing this petition which will be presented to the Board of Commissioners in December in an effort to have the Ordinance reversed.