Take ac­tion be­fore fire sea­son

Seymour Telegraph - - YOUR LOCAL DINING GUIDE - Get your groove on at the Sey­mour Rock ’n’ Roll Club’s dance this Satur­day night. The CFA’s Fire Dan­ger Pe­riod be­gins in Mitchell Shire on Mon­day, while for those re­sid­ing in the Strath­bo­gie Shire, it has al­ready be­gun.

The Fire Dan­ger Pe­riod of­fi­cially be­gins for Mitchell Shire res­i­dents on Mon­day, with res­i­dents be­ing re­minded to stay vig­i­lant dur­ing sum­mer months and to al­ways be fire-ready.

Coun­cil is no longer is­su­ing per­mits to burn and will con­tinue to move for­ward with fire safety, in­clud­ing fire pre­ven­tion no­tices, road­side slash­ing and the an­nual free green waste drop-off pro­gram.

Town prop­er­ties are re­quired to keep grass un­der 20 cm, while ru­ral prop­er­ties should be proac­tive and main­tain an ad­e­quate fire break.

‘‘Coun­cil is do­ing our bit, but Mitchell Shire res­i­dents also need to stay vig­i­lant and take ac­tion to pre­pare for the up­com­ing fire sea­son and re­mem­ber we live in a high-risk

❝Coun­cil is do­ing our bit, but Mitchell Shire res­i­dents also need to stay vig­i­lant and take ac­tion to pre­pare for the up­com­ing fire sea­son and re­mem­ber we live in a high-risk area.❞

area,’’ Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda San­der­son said.

‘‘Land­hold­ers and ten­ants are ex­pected to do their bit for the com­mu­nity and keep their prop­er­ties fire-ready.’’

Coun­cil has be­gun to in­spect prop­er­ties and is­sue Fire Pre­ven­tion No­tices.

So far 163 no­tices have been is­sued through Pya­long and Toob­o­rac, while in­spec­tions are un­der way in other towns across the shire.

Prop­erty own­ers can face an in­fringe­ment no­tice in ex­cess of $1600, plus the costs of com­plet­ing the works at the prop­erty.

Res­i­dents are also re­minded to take ad­van­tage of free green waste dis­posal at Re­source Re­cov­ery Cen­tres in Broad­ford, Pya­long, Sey­mour and Wal­lan on se­lect days in Novem­ber.

Leaves, twigs, gar­den weeds, grass clip­pings and tree branches un­der 30 cm in di­am­e­ter can be dropped off for free dur­ing open­ing hours.

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