Carbon County Commissioners Jae Potter, John Jones and Mike Milovich debated Wednesday the merits of burning woodlands around the Cold Spring area.
Commissioner Jones said, вЂњWe will continue to attack and burn our forest, it just doesnвЂ™t make any sense to me.вЂќ
Despite JonesвЂ™ protests, a plan to burn approximately 703 acres from July 10-13 was approved. The burn would be conducted via hand ignition rather than helicopter because of concerns about fires in New Mexico and Arizona.
Locals would also be notified of the burn the day before crews begin work.
In other business, The Commission discussed the approval of State DHS contracts for the ChildrenвЂ™s Justice Center. The State would increase funding for the Center by about $7,000 per year.
The contract would also extend the shelterвЂ™s stay-limit to 14 days per child. The new agreement took effect on Friday.
The Commission also approved OceanaвЂ™s bid for $42,500 to paint the fairgroundвЂ™s grandstand and fence.