1501.16  OPEN BURNING.
   (a)   Permit Required:  No person shall kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained without a permit.  During construction or demolition of buildings or structures no waste materials or rubbish shall be disposed of by burning on the premises or in the immediate vicinity without having obtained a permit.  The permits required herein shall be obtained from the Fire Department.  The fee for each such permit shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
   (b)   Location Restricted:  No person shall kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained on any private land unless:
      (1)   The location is not less than 50 feet from any structure and adequate provision is made to prevent fire from spreading to within 50 feet of any structure, or
      (2)   The fire is contained in an approved waste burner located safely not less than 15 feet from any structure.
   (c)   Attendance of Open Fires:  Bonfires and rubbish fires shall be constantly attended by a competent person until such fire is extinguished.  This person shall have a garden hose connected to the water supply, or other fire extinguishing equipment readily available for use.
   (d)   Chief May Prohibit:  The Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention is permitted to prohibit any or all bonfires and outdoor rubbish fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
   (e)   Permissible Outdoor Fires:  It shall be unlawful to cause any fire or bonfire which is permissible under subsections (a) and (b) hereof before sunrise or after sunset.
(Ord. 30-1996.  Passed 9-10-96.)
   (f)   Allowable burning: Open burning shall be allowed without prior notification to the Code Official for recreational fires.  (Recreational fires are defined as outdoor fires utilized to cook food for human consumption and outdoor fireplaces.)
   Exception: No person, leaseholder, tenant, occupant or entity shall kindle or maintain a fire for the preparation of food or for any other purpose in any type of outdoor or portable grill, whether gas, charcoal or electric, upon any balcony, under any balcony/overhang, or within fifteen feet of any multi-family dwelling or business.
(Ord.  30-2001.  Passed 10-23-01.)