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(a) For the purposes of this section, unless apparent from the context, certain words and phrases used in this section shall be defined as follows:
CORD OF WOOD. A unit of quantity for cut fuel wood, equal to 128 cubic feet in a stack measuring four feet by four feet by eight feet.
FIREWOOD. Neatly stacked burnable wood cut into lengths of approximately one to two feet that require no further cutting of the wood prior to placing it in a wood burner or fireplace.
(b) No person shall store firewood on residentially zoned property, except for use on the premises and in conformance with the following.
(1) No more than six cords of firewood shall be stored at any time, without the written approval of the health and fire departments.
(2) A. The firewood must be cut and neatly stacked and may not be stacked closer than five feet to any property line and not higher than six feet from grade.
B. Exception: Firewood may be cut and neatly stacked on or near the lot line or against a fence, provided that it is no higher than the fence and that it is located a minimum of six feet from any structure on adjacent property.
(3) All brush, debris and refuse from processing of firewood shall be promptly removed from the premises.
(1992 Code, § 19-56.1) (Ord. 39-88, passed 5-23-1988)