Permitted open burning is as follows:
   (A)   A bonfire in connection with a religious ceremony, school pep rally, scouting activities and similar purposes;
   (B)   Campfire and fires for cookouts;
   (C)   Fires required for personal comfort or a bonfire in connection with recreational activities, including but not limited to sledding and ice-skating;
   (D)   Open burning of plant life grown on the premises in the course of agricultural operations.  It can be shown that such open burning is necessary and that no fire hazard will occur, provided the person intending to dispose of plant life by open burning shall obtain approval from the fire department which has jurisdiction and from the Indianapolis Air Pollution Control Division.  Any open burning permitted under the provision of this section shall be allowed only between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and only at times when the actual or forecast wind speed as given by the local National Weather Service is greater than five miles per hour and less than 20 miles per hour.  Such fires shall consist of plant life only;
   (E)   Fires shall be permitted in wood stoves for heating and fireplaces if the fire does not create an air pollution problem or fire hazard; and
   (F)   Residents of single or double family dwellings located on one or more residential lots shall be allowed to burn only dried limbs, twigs and branches (but not leaves) originating on their or contiguous premises, but only between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Burning shall be more than 15 feet from any structure in a noncombustible container, sufficiently vented to induce adequate primary combustion air, with enclosed sides, a bottom and a mesh covering with openings not greater than one-fourth inch.  If the fire creates a health hazard, it shall be extinguished.
(Ord. 5, 2005, passed 6-6-2005)