660.07 OPEN BURNING
   (a)   Intent and Purpose. This section is intended to control and regulate the burning of man-made and naturally occurring combustible substances in the Village. It defines violations of this chapter and authorizes the Fire Marshal or his or her designee to take action in reference to said violations.
   (b)   Prohibited Fires.
      (1)   Applicability. Fires include all fires started or maintained on or in any public street, right of way, easement, alley or other public ground, and fires started or maintained on any private land.
      (2)   Rubbish fires. No person shall start or maintain any fire to burn rubbish, garbage or other refuse.
      (3)   Leaf and natural refuse fires. No person shall start or maintain any fire to dispose of leaves or other natural refuse by burning.
      (4)   Construction materials. No person shall start or maintain any fire to burn construction materials.
      (5)   Other fires. No person shall start or maintain any fire which creates enough smoke or other combustion related nuisance to cause respiratory or skin irritation.
   (c)   Exceptions.
      (1)   Fires for outdoor cooking. Fires which cook food are permitted, provided that an irritating amount of smoke is not created, and the fire is confined to one cooking site and does not create any other nuisance.
      (2)   Backyard campfires. Backyard campfires on residential property are permitted, provided that an irritating amount of smoke is not created, the material to be burned has been properly placed in a fire pit not to exceed four feet across and at least fifteen feet from any property lien and buildings, and no other nuisance exists.
      (3)   Attendance of open fires. All fires shall be attended by a competent person until such fire is extinguished.
   (d)   Enforcement.
      (1)   This section shall be enforced by the Fire Marshal or his or her representative.
      (2)   Notwithstanding any other provisions, all burning must be done safely with consideration given to all atmospheric conditions, including wind and weather, and the person(s) starting such fires shall be held liable for all damage which occurs should the fire escape control, including the cost of extinguishing the fire.
      (3)   The Fire Marshal or his or her designee may prohibit any or all fires when atmospheric conditions make such fires hazardous or a nuisance.
(Ord. 2009-4.  Passed 6-8-09.)