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Town Burning Ordinance

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Sec. 50-62. - Open burning.

 (a) No owner or other person shall engage in or allow open burning of material of any kind including, without limitation, material such as household rubbish and garbage, leaves, or lawn and garden clippings.

 (b) No owner or other person shall conduct salvage operations by open burning.

 (c) The foregoing prohibitions against open burning are not intended to apply to the following:

 (1) Open burning by the order of any public official in the performance of his duties for the prevention of an irregular and nonrecurring hazard which cannot be reasonably abated by other means, or for the instruction of firefighting personnel;

 (2) Open burning for the cooking of food, or recreational purposes such as campfires;

 (3) Open burning for heating by construction or other workers.

 (d) Open burning, for the purpose of right-of-way clearing by the public works department or by any public service corporation or by a contractor pursuant to the terms of his contract and under the direction of a representative of such department or public service corporation, may be authorized by the air pollution control officer.

 (e) Open burning for reforestation, when undertaken in compliance with the practices recommended by the state department of forestry, may be authorized by the air pollution control officer.

 (f) Open burning by a railroad company of combustible material on its right-of-way as a preventive measure against forest fires under the direction of the state department of forestry may be authorized by the air pollution control officer.

 (Code 1988, § 7-67; Ord. of 9-11-10, § V)