The City of Llano will amend Ordinance No. 756, Chapter 5, Subsection 501.1, Allowable Outdoor Fires to consist of brush, trees and other plant growth. The new Ordinance No. 1159 will take effect on August 5, 2010. The new ordinance will require that any such fire may not be kindled or maintained until after an inspection and a permit are issued by the Llano Building Official. All permits issued will be for a period of two (2) weeks. In addition, “no person shall kindle or burn piles of brush, trees and other plant growth or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained on any private land unless the location is not less than three hundred (300) feet from any structure containing sensitive receptors and adequate provision is made to prevent fire from spreading.” Exemptions to the new regulations are: small fires less than 1 cubic yard in size for recreation, ceremonies, cooking and warmth, commercial cooking establishments, burning of waste plant growth as a result of right-of-way maintenance, ceremonial bonfires greater than 1 cubic yard in size may be allowed if Building Official has determined adequate fire suppression is provided. This ordinance may be viewed in its entirety at City Hall, 301 W. Main, Llano, Texas. Please call Building Official Randy Farnsworth at 325)247-4158 ex. 210 with any questions.