City of Lodi, WI
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Lodi as §§ 10.12 and 10.13 of the City Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 134-1 General regulations.

A. 
There shall be no open or outdoor burning in the City of Lodi except in compliance with this section.
B. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection B, concerning the burning of leaves, grasses and garden waste, was repealed 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467.
C. 
Open burning fires are permitted for cooking, ceremonies or recreation. No such fire shall be left unattended. The only items burned in said fires shall be charcoal or clean wood.
[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467]
D. 
There shall be no container or "burn barrel" burning.
E. 
There shall be no burning of trash or garbage.
F. 
Fire Department practice burns.
[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467]
(1) 
Except as provided in this section for Fire Department practice burns, an existing unwanted structure in the City of Lodi shall not be burned. A building which is no longer standing shall not be used for a practice burn.
(2) 
An existing building may only be burned by the Lodi Area Fire Department, and only the Fire Chief determines that the building is necessary for practice and instruction of firefighters or firefighting equipment.
(3) 
A demolition notification shall be submitted by the property owner to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and all asbestos removed prior to the practice burn.
(4) 
Asphalt shingles and asphalt or plastic siding shall be removed prior to the practice burn unless the Fire Chief determines that they are necessary for the fire practice.
(5) 
All ash shall be disposed of in an approved landfill or at an alternative location approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
(6) 
At least one week before a planned practice burn, the Fire Chief or designee shall notify residents within two blocks of the site of the proposed burn.
G. 
Lodi Area Fire Chief may prohibit burning. The Lodi Area Fire Chief is permitted to prohibit any and all open-burning outdoor fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous.
[Added 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467]
H. 
Liability. Persons utilizing and maintaining open-burning outdoor fires shall be liable for any damage caused by the fire, including but not limited to any and all costs associated with suppression of the fire.
[Added 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467]
I. 
Fires for prairie or wildlife habitat management are permitted with the issuance of a permit by the Lodi Area Fire Chief.
[Added 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467]
J. 
The use of propane, acetylene, natural gas, gasoline or kerosene in a device intended for heating, construction, or maintenance activities is permitted.
[Added 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467]
K. 
Burning on streets. No material may be burned upon any street, curb, gutter, or sidewalk within the limits of the City of Lodi.
[Added 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467]

§ 134-2 Outdoor solid fuel heating devices.

A. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection A, providing the definition of “outdoor solid fuel heating device,” was repealed 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467. See now § 134-6.
B. 
Outdoor solid fuel heating devices are prohibited in the City of Lodi.

§ 134-3 Grills, cooking stoves and open flames.

[Added 4-16-2013 by Ord. No. A-450; amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467]
The use of barbecue grills, cooking stoves, and other open-flame cooking or heating devices is prohibited closer than 15 feet from any building combustible construction with three or more dwelling units.

§ 134-4 Open burning.

[Added 4-16-2013 by Ord. No. A-450; amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467]
The use of outdoor fire pits, fire bowls, heaters or devices designed for the holding or burning of wood or other solid fuels, natural gas, L-P or any combustible solids, flammable gases or liquids are prohibited on combustible balconies or within 15 feet of any combustible construction.

§ 134-5 Violations and penalties.

[Added 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-3, of this Code.

§ 134-6 Definitions.

[Added 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. A-467]
Unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall be used in the interpretation of this chapter:
CLEAN WOOD
Natural wood which has not been painted, varnished, or coated with a similar material, has not been treated with preservatives, and does not contain resins or glues as in plywood or other composite wood products.
OPEN BURNING
Kindling or maintaining a fire where the products of combustion are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a chimney.
OUTDOOR SOLID FUEL HEATING DEVICE
A device to generate heat, hot water or both for the interior of a building by solid fuel combustion where the enclosure in which the combustion takes place is located outside of the building for which the heat, hot water, or both are to be generated. This definition includes but is not limited outdoor woodburning heating units.
REFUSE
Any waste material except clean wood.