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Section 307 of the IFC, pertaining to open burning, recreational fires, and portable outdoor fireplaces, shall be amended, modified, or changed as follows:
(a) Burning hours shall exist only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Monday thru Saturday. No burning shall be permitted on Sundays, national holidays.
(b) Outdoor burning is prohibited when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
(c) Materials that may be burned are ordinary household class A debris, such as wood, paper, cloth and related materials. Burning of tires, leaves, grass, tree stumps, shrubbery, household garbage or burning that creates noxious odors and heavy smoke is prohibited.
(d) All burning shall be done in a container or enclosure approved by the Department of Fire/Rescue, with a five foot square area around the container free of combustible debris.
(e) Burning is prohibited within fifteen feet of any structure or property line.
(f) All open flames and smoldering fires shall be attended at all times by the property owner and/or their representative.
(g) Recreational fires for outdoor cooking are permitted with the following conditions:
(1) The size of the fire may not exceed three feet in length, width, or height;
(2) The fire may burn no longer than three hours; and
(3) The Fire Department is notified in advance.
(h) All outdoor burning not specifically provided for in this section is prohibited without first obtaining a special permit from the Department of Fire and Rescue. All applications for a special burning permit shall be made no less than ten days before said burning and shall be subject to an inspection by the Chief or his designee. The special permit may only be granted if, in the judgment of the Fire Chief, the following conditions are met:
(1) The fire complies with all State and local laws and regulations, including the types of materials that legally are permitted to be burned;
(2) The fire can be conducted in a manner that provides for the safety of all persons and property;
(3) The fire can be conducted in a manner that does not interfere with the ability of others to enjoy and use their property and the fire would not create a nuisance.
(i) Any special permit can be revoked at the discretion of the Fire Chief in the event a permitted fire should fail to adhere to these conditions or the reasonable conditions of the Fire Chief or his designee.
(j) A special permit shall be valid for no longer than fourteen days.
(Ord. 03-19. Passed 3-27-19.)