Temporary outdoor burn ban, FY 2020 salary schedule dominate Commissioners Court meeting: The Golden Hammer ratings

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, October 1 – In a very short meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on September 10, 2019, the Court unanimously adopted a temporary burn ban and spent a whole lot of money. The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopted a 90-day burn ban upon the recommendation of the […]

Montgomery County Fire Marshal, Commissioners Court lifts burn ban

Conroe, September 25 – Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams has announced the Montgomery County burn ban has ended. Torrential rainfall from last week’s tropical event has saturated the eastern half of Montgomery County, and has lessened the fire danger in areas west of I-45.  Yesterday morning, the Montgomery County Commissioner’s Court voted to rescind […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court adopts 90-day burn ban

Conroe, September 11 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopted a 90-day burn ban upon the recommendation of the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office after drought conditions exceeded 651 on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index. There were more than 30 wildfires in Montgomery County during the past weekend. The ban goes into effect immediately, but […]

Proposed burn ban evokes controversy but Williams provides strong explanation for 90-day length

Conroe, September 10 – Although some readers of The Golden Hammer have expressed concern about the length of the proposed 90-day burn ban, which the Montgomery County Commissioners Court will approve at today’s regular meeting at 9:30 a.m., Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams has provided a carefully-reasoned explanation for the policy. Williams has also made […]