A mandatory burn ban and a declaration that Levy County is a disaster area due to drought and wildfires, issued by County Commission Chair Danny Stevens last week, has been approved and extended to June 28.
The declaration, which qualifies the county for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid, and the ban were approved unanimously by the Levy County Commission.
Tuesday's vote also authorizes Stevens (D-District 5) to extend the declaration and ban in seven-day increments as needed. He issued the original declaration and burn ban on June 14. The order prohibits: