Township of South Stormont partially lifts burn ban for agricultural zones ONLY

Above, South Stormont Community Hall. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SOUTH STORMONT — In an effort to allow the farmers of South Stormont to prepare for the upcoming planting season, Fire Chief Gilles Crepeau has partially lifted the Township’s total burn ban for agriculturally zoned properties only, effective, Friday, April 24 at 12 p.m.

All agriculturally-zoned permit holders MUST contact Fire Chief Crepeau by email at gilles@southstormont.ca or by telephone at (613) 534-8889 ext. 250 for authorization prior to any burns.

Those planning agricultural burns that do not have a permit can download the application at southstormont.ca and must drop the application off at the dropbox located outside the main entrance of town hall, along with a cheque for the $10 permit fee. Those applying for a new permit must also contact Fire Chief Crepeau at the contact information above for authorization to burn, prior to any burning.

Please note that a burn permit must be obtained for each property (roll number) where burning is expected to take place. All agricultural burns authorized by the Fire Chief must adhere to the Open Air Burning By-law, 2009-040, which can be found on southstormont.ca

The Township burn ban for recreational fires and open-air burning on properties NOT zoned Agricultural remains in place and will be reviewed on a week-to-week basis by Fire Chief Crepeau. Should those restrictions be lifted or reduced, and announcement will be made at that time.

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