Sec. 4-64. Permissible Open Burning of Tree, Yard and Garden Trimmings.

 

Sec. 4-64. Permissible open burning of tree, yard and garden trimmings.
 
Open burning is permitted on site for the destruction of tree, yard and garden trimmings located on the premises of private property, provided that the conditions are met:
 
(a) The burning takes place on the premises of the private property; and
 
(b) The location of the burning is not less than three hundred (300) feet from any occupied building unless the occupants have given prior written permission, other than a building located on the property on which the burning is conducted; and
 
(c) The location of the burning is at least ten (10) feet from adjoining property lines and the public streets or other public rights-of-way. The location of the burning may be less than ten (10) feet from adjoining property lines, provided the adjoining property owner(s) has given prior written permission for such burning. The location of the burning may be less than ten (10) feet from the public streets or other public rights-of-way, provided the fire marshal’s office has given prior written permission for such burning.
 
(d) At least one person of sixteen (16) years of age or older is supervising, and in close proximity to the burning at all times.
 
(e) A water hose, at least one-half (1/2) inch in diameter, with nozzle, connected to a fully charged, operational, outside bib spigot, is in close proximity to the burning at all times.
 
(f) The accumulation of tree, yard and garden trimmings to be burned cannot exceed eight (8) square feet in any direction. If the accumulation of tree, yard and garden trimmings to be burned exceeds eight (8) feet in any direction, a permit must be obtained for such burning in accordance with the requirements of Section 4-65 of this article.
 
(g) The atmospheric conditions are acceptable, as determined by the fire marshal's office. It shall be the duty of the fire marshal's office to advise the news media in the city on those days on which the atmospheric conditions are unacceptable.
 
(h) Citizens must check with the fire marshal's office prior to setting fires. (Ord. No. O-07-037, 3-13-07)
 
Last updated date: 3/26/2007 7:41:23 AM