Clayton finalizes Outdoor Burning Ordinance

The Clayton City Council has finalized its outdoor burning ordinance in order to limit the amount of smoke generated by large building projects in the City, says Mayor Kurt Cannon.  “That came about based on several residents’ concerns about a lot of burning within the City that obviously affects a lot of people because we are a little denser population, so the smoke was affecting a lot of people.  So, an outdoor burn ordinance was put into place and we had the second reading this past week, so it’s in effect to just curb mostly big developments if they are doing a big burn they’ve got to do it in a large size in a pit with a blower to get it done quickly so it doesn’t drag out for multiple days and leave a cloud of smoke over the City.”  The new outdoor burning process was finalized by the Clayton City Council at their monthly meeting Tuesday night and now goes into effect.