COLUMBUS The Columbus City Council rescinded the city burn ban on the recommendation of Columbus Fire Chief Jason Allison Tuesday night.

Allison said recent rains combined with the promise of more this weekend led him believe the ban could be lifted. He noted Cherokee County lifted its ban last week and surrounding counties have been doing so as well.

In other business the council awarded a bid for sewer repairs to CBH construction of Missouri for $50,430.

Additionally, Allison told the council the 13 sets of bunker gear contaminated by hazardous materials at the TAMKO fire could not be cleaned and would have to be destroyed. Insurance will cover the cost of replacement at about $24,000. Additionally, a truck damaged in a recent field fire will be repaired at a cost of about $5,100. Insurance will also cover those repairs.

The council also scheduled fall clean up for Sept. 17 through 28.

A budget hearing was also scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17.