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County ordinance possible on used tire storage, disposal
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An ordinance drafted by Dawson County Emergency Services concerning scrap tire storage and disposal in the county is under consideration by the board of commissioners and two public hearings are scheduled for June. If approved, those who store used tires at businesses in the county will have to abide by certain protocol as enforced by the ordinance. In his presentation to the board on May 11, Chief Tim Satterfield said it had come to the county's attention that tires are being improperly disposed of and stored throughout the county, and cited collection of rainwater in tires as a possible way to spread Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses, as well as other safety factors in regards to tires stored outside.