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Clarendon Hills, IL Code of Ordinances
VILLAGE CODE of CLARENDON HILLS, ILLINOIS
PREFACE
ORDINANCES PENDING REVIEW FOR CODIFICATION
ADOPTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2 ELECTED OFFICIALS
CHAPTER 3 BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
CHAPTER 4 VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 5 MUNICIPAL PURCHASING1
CHAPTER 6 POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 7 FIRE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 8 PUBLIC WAYS
SCHEDULE S8 PUBLIC WAYS, FEES
CHAPTER 9 WATER SERVICE
SCHEDULE S9 FEES RELATING TO WATER SERVICE
CHAPTER 10 STORMWATER CONTROL
CHAPTER 11 COST RECOVERY
CHAPTER 12 NUISANCES
CHAPTER 13 DOMESTIC ANIMALS
SCHEDULE S13 DOMESTIC ANIMALS, FEES
CHAPTER 14 VANDALISM AND PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
CHAPTER 15 HOBBY BEEKEEPING
CHAPTER 16 CIVIL RIGHTS
CHAPTER 17 RESERVED
CHAPTER 18 OFFICIAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
CHAPTER 19 SUBDIVISION CONTROL
CHAPTER 20 ZONING REGULATIONS
SCHEDULE S20 ZONING FEES
CHAPTER 21 BUILDING CODE
SCHEDULE S21 BUILDING CODE FEES
CHAPTER 22 ELECTRICAL CODE
SCHEDULE S22 ELECTRICAL PERMIT FEES
CHAPTER 23 PLUMBING CODE
SCHEDULE S23 PLUMBING FEES
CHAPTER 24 FIRE PREVENTION
SCHEDULE S24 FIRE PREVENTION FEES
CHAPTER 25 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
CHAPTER 26 SWIMMING POOLS
SCHEDULE S26 SWIMMING POOLS, FEES
CHAPTER 27 FAIR HOUSING
CHAPTER 28 CONDOMINIUM CONVERSIONS
CHAPTER 29 RESERVED
CHAPTER 30 RESERVED
CHAPTER 31 BUSINESS LICENSES AND PERMITS
SCHEDULE S31 BUSINESS LICENSE AND PERMIT FEES
CHAPTER 32 SCAVENGERS
SCHEDULE S32 SCAVENGERS, FEES
CHAPTER 33 LIQUOR1
SCHEDULE S33 LIQUOR LICENSE FEES
CHAPTER 34 CANVASSERS AND SOLICITORS
CHAPTER S34 SOLICITORS, FEES
CHAPTER 35 MUNICIPAL OCCUPATION TAX
CHAPTER 36 FOREIGN FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
CHAPTER 37 TAXICABS
SCHEDULE S37 TAXICAB LICENSE FEES
CHAPTER 38 RAILROADS
CHAPTER 39 DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE AND REFUSE
CHAPTER 40 ALARM SYSTEMS1
SCHEDULE S40 ALARM SYSTEM FEES
CHAPTER 41 TRAFFIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION
SCHEDULE SA41 PARKING ZONES
SCHEDULE SB41 PARKING PERMIT FEES, ZONES
SCHEDULE SC41 SPEED LIMITATIONS
SCHEDULE SD41 THROUGH STREETS, STOP INTERSECTIONS
SCHEDULE SE41 YIELD INTERSECTIONS
SCHEDULE SF41 ONE-WAY STREETS
SCHEDULE SG41 TRAFFIC FINES
CHAPTER 42 BICYCLES
SCHEDULE S42 BICYCLES, FEES
CHAPTER 43 MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSES
SCHEDULE S43 MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE FEES
CHAPTER 44 OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE, SAFETY AND MORALS
CHAPTER 45 VIOLATIONS BUREAU; PAYMENT OF FINES
CHAPTER 46 SKEET SHOOTING LICENSE
SCHEDULE S46 SKEET SHOOTING LICENSE FEE
CHAPTER 47 MUNICIPAL TAXES
CHAPTER 48 RAFFLES
CHAPTER 49 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND AMBULANCE SERVICE FEES
SCHEDULE S49 AMBULANCE SERVICE FEES
CHAPTER 50 OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES
SCHEDULE S50 OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES, FEES
CHAPTER 51 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 52 PARK AND SCHOOL PURPOSES IMPACT FEES
CHAPTER 53 STATE OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES ETHICS ACT
CHAPTER 54 CABLE COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 56 CONSTRUCTION OF UTILITY FACILITIES IN RIGHTS OF WAY
CHAPTER 57 LICENSES AND PERMITS
CHAPTER 58 COMMERCIAL FILMING
SCHEDULE S58 COMMERCIAL FILMING FEES
CHAPTER 59 SPECIAL EVENTS
CHAPTER 60 SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 61 ADULT-USE CANNABIS BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
CHAPTER 62 REAL ESTATE TRANSFER
24.19: OPEN BURNING:
   A.   Restrictions: The open burning of various combustible or offensive materials, as herein defined, shall be restricted or otherwise regulated according to the provisions of this section.
   B.   Definitions: Unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms as used in this section shall be construed according to the definitions given below:
   BRUSH: Tree trunks, logs, limbs, branches and twigs.
   FIRE PIT: A pit dug into the ground or a freestanding metal vessel, in which a contained outdoor fire is made.
   LANDSCAPE WASTE: Flowers, grass and grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, roots, shrubbery clippings, brush, weeds and any other significant accumulation of small landscape waste materials.
   OPEN BURNING: The burning of any materials outdoors.
   PORTABLE SELF-CONTAINED OUTDOOR BURNING DEVICE: A freestanding or stationary apparatus that contains a burn chamber that prevents the products and omissions from combustion from immediately entering the ambient air by use of a chimney, flue, baffle, screen, grill, hood, or other similar device. This includes, but is not limited to, portable fireplaces, outdoor fireplaces and chimeneas.
   PROCESSED WOOD: Natural wood to which is added glue and other adhesives, paint, polyurethane, stain, varnish and/or other such materials, or which is treated with chemicals or other substances to change the character of the wood. Processed wood includes, but is not limited to, furniture, particleboard, plywood, Wolmanized lumber and similar treated wood materials.
   RECREATIONAL FIRE: A fire set for cooking, warming, enjoyment, or ceremonial purposes.
   C.   Open Fires: Open burning of combustible or offensive materials is prohibited, with the exception of the following:
      (1)   Fires set by a public official in the performance of an official duty, subject to the following:
         (a)   Permit Required: A permit shall be obtained from the village manager or an authorized designee prior to kindling a fire for:
            1)   Any recognized study, cultivation, and management of forest trees (silvicultural), horticultural burns, or wildlife management practices,
            2)   Prevention or control of disease or pest, or
            3)   A bonfire.
      (2)   Fires used for private or public recreational purposes, including the following:
         (a)   Portable self-contained outdoor burning devices;
         (b)   Permanent or stationary fire pits; and
         (c)   Outdoor permanent fireplaces.
      (3)   Barbecue grills designed, manufactured and utilized for cooking food with fire.
      (4)   Fires in conjunction with public or religious holidays and festive celebrations or other special occasions, but shall only be allowed by special permit issued by the village manager. In consultation with the fire chief, the village manager will decide if the fire event should be attended by the fire department, but even if the fire department is not required to attend, the sponsor of the event must provide personnel or a contractual service to attend the event which are capable in firefighting techniques, fire containment, and the use of firefighting equipment.
   D.   Regulations Applying To Fires Used For Private Or Public Recreational Purposes:
      (1)   Recreational Fires Allowed: Recreational fires may be burned in a chimenea, outdoor fireplace, or fire pit that is a commercially, prefabricated device. All parts, including, but not limited to, screen, lid, and grate shall be used according to the manufacturer's direction.
      (2)   Location: Portable fireplaces shall be located on a noncombustible, hard, level surface when in use, such as, but not limited to, concrete, paver bricks, or asphalt.
      (3)   Distance To Property Line: All outdoor fireplaces including fire pits, permanent fireplaces, and portable self-contained burning devices shall be located a minimum of ten feet (10') from the nearest property line.
      (4)   Distances From Structures And Combustibles: Structures and combustibles include, but are not limited to, homes, garages, sheds, playhouses, wood decks, wood fences, trees, bushes, and other items that are combustible. The following distances from all structures and combustibles shall be maintained from all recreational fires:
         (a)   A minimum clearance of twenty five feet (25') shall be maintained for fire pits, or portable self-contained burning devices where the total fuel area is more than thirty inches (30"), but less than thirty six inches (36") in diameter and twenty four inches (24") or less in height.
         (b)   A minimum clearance of fifteen feet (15') shall be maintained for portable self-contained burning devices where the total fuel area is thirty inches (30") or less in diameter and twenty four inches (24") or less in height.
      (5)   Permanent Or Stationary Fire Pits:
         (a)   Each outdoor fire pit shall be dug into the ground in a manner that will prevent the burning materials from falling out of the fire pit. The above grade portion of the fire pit shall be constructed of stone, masonry, metal, or other similar noncombustible materials. The bottom of the fire pit shall be below grade and shall be comprised of gravel, stone, or dirt. The total open area of the pit shall be no more than thirty six inches (36") in diameter and no more than twenty four inches (24") in depth from the bottom of the fire pit to the top of the above grade materials. The fire pit shall be surrounded by a noncombustible barrier that is at least six inches (6") above the coals or ash within the fire pit. A ring of sand, dirt, or other noncombustible material at least thirty six inches (36") wide, shall be provided around the fire pit to provide separation for combustibles. No plant material shall be allowed within said thirty six inch (36") ring.
         (b)   Must be inspected and approved by the community development director or an authorized designee, for compliance with applicable building and zoning requirements.
      (6)   Approved Fuel: Wood burning recreational fires shall be limited to burning untreated, unpainted, clean, seasoned, dry wood and manufactured fire logs. Propane and other similar gases may also be burned. Burning of processed wood is strictly prohibited.
      (7)   Supervision: Recreational fires shall be constantly attended by a person over the age of eighteen (18), until the fire is extinguished.
      (8)   Extinguishment: On site fire extinguishing equipment and material, such as dirt, sand, water, garden hose, or fire extinguisher shall be available when any permanent fire structure or self-contained outdoor burning device or fire pit is in use.
      (9)   Odors And Fumes: Escape or emission from any open burning, fumes or odors that are detrimental or injurious to the property, health, safety, comfort or welfare of inhabitants of the community, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and is punishable by a fine. A sworn police officer or firefighter of the village may determine and order the extinguishment of any burning that creates a nuisance by the emission of smoke or noxious gases upon a neighboring property, or contributes to a hazardous condition to health or life safety.
      (10)   Smoke Generation: Recreational fires must be maintained in such a manner as to minimize the generation of smoke. Smoke that is a result of a smoldering or dying fire shall be prohibited. Generation of such smoke is considered a public nuisance punishable by a fine.
      (11)   Hours: Recreational fires are prohibited between the hours of two o'clock (2:00) A.M. and six o'clock (6:00) A.M. Recreational fires must be extinguished in such a manner that all air to the fire is cut off or the burning material is wet down with water or other fire extinguishing material as listed in subsection D(8) of this section, until it is cool to the touch.
      (12)   Maximum Duration: The recreational fire shall not burn for more than a total of four (4) hours in any twenty four (24) hour period of time.
      (13)   Weather Conditions: Open burning is prohibited when winds exceed ten (10) miles per hour, during ozone alerts, or other local circumstances that make such fires hazardous.
      (14)   Inspections: Inspections may be conducted, relative to recreational fires by the village's fire, police and/or community development department at such times as deemed necessary by the village, to ensure compliance with this section.
   E.   Violations: Any person convicted of a violation of any provision of this section, shall be fined not less than seventy five dollars ($75.00), and no more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for each offense. (Ord. 14-12-41)