The Vandalia City Council held a Streets Committee meeting prior to its full council meeting on Monday night with burning regulations in the city being the prime focus. Following concern shown by a resident the council scheduled the meeting to mainly discuss leaf burning in the city. To open the meeting, aldermen B. John Clark and Andy Lester both expressed that they would both like to see a ban on burning. Alderman Ken Hubler said while he didn’t particularly like burning, he also did not want to see it banned as burning leaves is the option for some people who have a large amount of leaves to deal with each year. Alderman Mike Hobler said he would also did not want to put a ban on burning but would like to possibly see more restrictions to the current burn ordinance. Public Works Director Marlin Filer did inform the board that he had talked to public works directors from Salem and Greenville to see what restrictions and rules their towns currently have in place. Filer says that Salem does not allow leaf burning at residences and instead just does leaf pickup in bags or by using a leaf vacuum. He says they did incur an extra large expense from having to purchase a second leaf vacuum to cover the needs of leaf pickup and disposal. And Filer said Greenville currently does still allow burning and also has two leaf vacs that they use to dispose of leaves two days a week that they compost and any sticks picked up are burned by the city. After discussion, council members agreed that they would continue to enforce the current ordinance as it is because they would like to get more input from the public on the issue. City residents are encouraged to contact their aldermen or give the city their input on leaf burning.