Ohhhhh – I can’t look: please, someone tell me what happened when Marty proposed to the City Council that they relax that ordinance that says that firewood must be stacked a whopping 18 inches above the ground. I know he had a lot of good reasons why this ordinance was, uh, shall we say a little misdirected, but after hearing about the other decisions the City Council has made I am not optimistic that they somehow found their senses during the cold and rain last night and did the right and sensible thing.To jog your memory – here’s what Marty was going to attempt last night:

 Remove the requirement from City Ordinance Section 56-81 (j) that firewood be stored and stacked 18 inches above the ground” to be discussed and acted upon at the December 1, FB City Council Meeting. Should you have an opinion on this matter, please attend this City Council meeting and have your voice heard.

For those unfamiliar with this Ordinance, it states: “(j) Accumulations of firewood, lumber, boxes and other materials. Any lumber, boxes, barrels, bricks, stones or any other character of materials which may be used as a harborage by rats, rodents or other vermin, or in which evidence of rats, rodents or other vermin is found, shall be placed on open racks and elevated not less than 18 inches above the ground, with a clear intervening space underneath”. At the Council meeting, I will attempt to convince the Council that this requirement is an ineffective deterrent, is impractical, and lacks common sense. I will be requesting that the following sentence be added to the end of the above Ordinance statement: “Firewood may be stacked and stored on a concrete slab or on a solid wood floor separating it from direct ground contact”. 

 

An Approved Farmers Branch Firewood Rack

 

 

Please, will someone please fill in the blank for me:

The Farmers Branch City Council Voted Unanimously to (                    )   the requirement from City Ordinance Section 56-81 (j) that firewood be stored and stacked 18 inches above the ground. 

More on this later. 

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