City of Glens Falls, NY
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Glens Falls 8-4-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 150-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
OPEN BURNING
Any fire where the products of combustion are emitted into the open air and are not directed thereto through a stack or chimney connected to a structure as defined by the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
PLANT LIFE
Vegetation, including but not limited to trees, tree branches, leaves, yard trimmings, shrubbery, grass, weeds and crops.
REFUSE
All putrescible and imputrescible wastes, except, body waste, and including but not limited to garbage, rubbish, yard trimmings, leaves, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned vehicles and solid market and individual waste.
SALVAGE OPERATIONS
Any business, trade or industry engaged in whole or in part in salvaging or reclaiming any product or material, including but not limited to metals, chemicals, shipping containers or drums.

§ 150-2 Open burning prohibited.

No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit open burning of refuse or plant life nor conduct a salvage operation by open burning.

§ 150-3 Exceptions; permit required.

A. 
This chapter shall not apply to open barbecue pits or devices of a similar construction, whether they are of a permanent or temporary nature, when such pits or devices are used for the purpose of preparing food for human consumption.
B. 
This chapter shall not apply to ceremonial bonfires authorized by special permit.
(1) 
The Fire Department, with the approval of the Board of Public Safety, shall issue a permit authorizing a ceremonial bonfire.
(2) 
Application for a permit must be filed with the Fire Department a minimum of five days prior to the scheduled Board of Public Safety meeting immediately preceding the proposed date of the ceremonial bonfire.
(3) 
Approval of permits shall be at the discretion of the Board of Public Safety. Permits may be subject to any limitations or restrictions deemed appropriate by the Board of Public Safety.

§ 150-4 Prohibition during hazardous conditions.

The Fire Chief or his designee may prohibit any or all outdoor fires, including fires authorized by special permit, when atmospheric or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.

§ 150-5 Penalties for offenses.

A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, subject the offending party to a fine not to exceed $250 or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both for each offense.