|City says proposed branch clipping program will lower fire risk for Rapid City|
|Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:24|
Interim Parks and Recreation Director Lon Van Deusen says the plan from last year worked well, but had deadlines that caused officials to go back to rewrite it. Van Deusen says they also added some components, the newest being the Curb Side Branch Chipping Program, which would allow some homeowners in high-risk areas assistance in disposing of fuels they cut on their property.
Van Deusen says, "Which is just another enticement or encouragement for property owners to clear the underbrush around their houses to help prevent wildfires, and like I say it's just another component of this whole plan to protect the community from fire and from mountain pine beetle infestation."
The plan now goes to the full city council Monday night.