Fire Wise Event Packet with download files

Dear Town of Briarcliffe Acres Property Owner:

The Town of Briarcliffe Acres, in cooperation with the South Carolina Forestry Commission, will conduct our annual Fire Wise Event on April 28th this year.  This popular event allows our residents the opportunity to discard their yard waste at the curb, have it hauled away, and to receive guidance in Fire Wise procedures which  protect their homes and our community. The Town has received a grant from the South Carolina Forestry Commission to help pay for this activity.

Yard waste will be recycled and may consist of the following: Stockpiled backyard debris, tree branches no larger than 4 inches in diameter, dead plants and shrubs, raked debris from forest or yards, paper bags of debris, grass or leaves (maximum of  20 paper bags per lot – NOTE:  The land fill banned plastic bags in June 2017. (See enclosed flyer re paper bags)

On Saturday, April 28th, a contractor will travel through Town with a backhoe and trucks to retrieve and transport debris to the landfill.  The operation will continue on Monday and subsequent days until the clean-up is finished.  All debris is to be placed on the curb in front of your home.  No debris is allowed to be placed in the medians.  If you have no other options, call the Town Office for permission to place in the median.

The Town is able to hold this event from a grant issued; it is a matching grant, with the Town's costs matched up to a point,  including volunteer hours.  We ask that you record  the hours it takes to clean your property and your landscaper’s costs in preparation for this event.  Your participation is vital in the success of the event.  Please complete the attached form and return it to the Town office.  The recorder sheets must be returned to the Town office no later than Thursday, April 26th.  If we have not received your form, the debris will not be picked up from your lot. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and is key to a successful event.

The Town recognizes the need to remove yard waste as we have a permanent burning ban.  The permanent burning ban was put into effect shortly after the 2009 Barefoot wildfires; the Town moved quickly to become a Fire Wise Community.  This annual event is contingent upon grant money.  You may choose to enroll in the voluntary yard debris program through Waste Industries for weekly collection (application is on Town website under Services tab).

Huston Huffman, Mayor

Recording Sheet