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Bourbon County Kansas to participate in the Great ShakeOut

The City of Fort Scott and Bourbon County, along with millions of people, schools and organizations nationwide, will participate in earthquake preparedness communication and drills as part of the Great ShakeOut on Thursday, October 16. Bourbon County also encourages additional residents to enroll in the CodeRED community notification system, which will be used to communicate preparedness and disaster recovery information in the case of an actual earthquake.

Residents and businesses interested in enrolling for CodeRED alerts should visit the Bourbon County website at www.bourboncountyks.org. During an earthquake, Fort Scott and Bourbon County will use the CodeRED system to let residents know when it is safe to exit their homes, business or other buildings. The CodeRED system may also be used to communicate post-earthquake aid information, including shelters, outages and government closures.

Residents who have already enrolled in the system but have recently moved or changed their telephone numbers are also asked to update their information in the emergency database. Notifications will also be delivered through the CodeRED Mobile Alert app, available on the App Store and Google Play, giving residents the ability to receive instant alerts on their smartphone if they are on the go.

“We know the CodeRED system can save lives, but we can’t contact you if we don’t have your information. The Great ShakeOut is a great event to remind residents to be prepared and informed of earthquakes,” said William Wallis, Bourbon County Emergency Management Director.

SIGN UP FOR ALERTS BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW.
https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/BF57D14BF76B
For more information about the Great ShakeOut, including tips to help practice and be ready to respond, visit www.shakeout.org.
 
 

Delinquent 2013 Personal Property Taxes

These accounts will be printed in the newspaper after October 1st.  The taxpayer will also be assess $55.00 per Parcel for Warrant, Publication and Treasurer fees.  Taxpayers have until September 30th at 4:00pm to pay these taxes and void the printing and penalties.

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 Coming in October

Code Red Emergency Warning System for Bourbon County

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Sheriff's Tax Auction

October 27, 2014

10:00 am

Bourbon County Courthouse

Click on this link to access the list of properties to be sold.

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Public Service Announcement
OPEN BURNING PROCEDURES
While there is not a regulation requiring burn permits in Bourbon County, it is prudent that land owners
to take some precautions. We are experiencing a very dry winter and facing several more days with very
little chance of precipitation and conditions will be favorable for wide and quick spreading wild fires.
If a land owner is planning to conduct a Prescribed Burn or burn LARGE trash or debris
piles, please follow these steps:


1. Notify your local Fire Station by calling Fort Scott Dispatch at 620‐223‐1700. Tell them the location and area to be burned. You may also contact your local Fire Chief directly.
2. Notify your neighbors.
3. Plan for the smoke. Know what direction the wind is blowing, and what or who is in that direction.
4. Have enough people to help, each with enough tools, equipment and water to control the fire.
5. Be prepared in the event the fire gets out of control, know who to call. Call 911 or Fort Scott Dispatch at 620‐223‐1700.
IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO NOT CONDUCT ANY PRESCRIBED BURNING WITHOUT TAKING THESE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS.
As a Property Owner, you may be liable for any costs to have a fire department respond, and costs associated with damages to other properties or homes. Please make all efforts to make your Prescribed Burns safe and controlled.
Please do not conduct a Burn on Elevated, Extreme or RED FLAG FIRE WARNING days.
Or when a warning is declared by the National Weather Service (NWS / NOAA)
Bourbon County Emergency Management and Bourbon County Rural Fire

 

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210 S. National Ave.
Fort Scott, KS 66701
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