TITLE 8
FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION
CHAPTER 1
OPEN BURNING
SECTION:
8-1-1: Open Burning Restricted
8-1-2: Burning Refuse, Garbage, Leaves and Other Yard Waste Prohibited
8-1-3: Offenses Relating to Burning and Fire Hazards
8-1-1: OPEN BURNING RESTRICTED:
   A.   It shall be unlawful to burn any scrap, clothing, trash, refuse, garbage or other organic refuse or waste material outside of any building or dwelling at any time in the Village.
   B.   Should any person desire to start or cause a fire for the purpose of burning leaves, grass, weeds or other combustible material outside of any building or dwelling, such person desiring to set such fire shall make written application for a permit addressed to the Village President and Board of Trustees which application for permit shall state the location where such fire is to be set, a description of the combustible matter to be burned, and the identity and number of persons who will be in charge of said proposed fire to guard against its getting out of control. Such person will be responsible for and assume all costs and damages that may result from the setting of such fire.
   Upon the filing with the Village President and Board of Trustees of such application, complying with the requirements hereinbefore described and its approval by the Village President or Board of Trustees, the Village Clerk shall, without cost to the applicant, issue a permit pursuant to such application which permit, however, shall be good only for the date or period on or for which it is issued.
   C.   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, all previously issued permits shall be suspended on any day when the wind velocity exceeds five (5) miles per hour or when the ESSA Weather Bureau issues high air pollution potential advisories.
   D.   Notwithstanding anything set forth in this Section, the officers, employees, agents and servants of any duly constituted fire protection district, while at the performance of their official duties, shall be exempt from the permit requirements, rules and regulations herein set forth. (Ord. 76-15, 11-17-70; amd. Ord. 75-44, 9-16-75)
8-1-2: BURNING REFUSE, GARBAGE, LEAVES AND OTHER YARD WASTE PROHIBITED:
It shall be unlawful to burn any garbage, refuse, leaves and other yard waste, or any other material outside of any building at any time in the Village. The foregoing prohibition shall not apply to the following:
   A.   The setting of fires for public safety or ecological purposes by governmental officials performing the duties of their office.
   B.   The burning of fuels for legitimate campfire or cooking purposes. (Ord. 75-46, 10-7-75; amd. Ord. 91-68, 9-17-91)
8-1-3: OFFENSES RELATING TO BURNING AND FIRE HAZARDS:
   A.   Fires: It shall be unlawful to build or light any bonfire so close to any building or other structure as to endanger such building or structure or on any street or sidewalk pavement. (1968 Code, §23.016)
   B.   Combustible Refuse:
      1.   It shall be unlawful to permit or store any combustible refuse in such a way as to create a fire hazard or to store or throw away any refuse of any kind in any alley, street or other public way in the Village.
      2.   It shall be unlawful to dump, leave or deposit any refuse anywhere in the Village, with or without the consent of the owner of the premises, which is or may be thrown about by the wind, which consists of garbage or any vegetable matter subject to decay other than landscape refuse placed in a properly maintained compost pile, or which consists of flammable material so as to form a fire hazard; and it shall be unlawful to leave or deposit or abandon any cases, cartons, car bodies or similar articles anywhere in the Village. (Ord. 75-44, 9-16-75)