[HISTORY: Adopted by the by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Round Lake 3-2-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998; amended in its entirety 7-3-2014 by L.L. No. 3-2014. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Open burning of materials can pose a threat to life and property in the Village of Round Lake if not properly controlled. Such burning can cause air pollution which can have detrimental effects on public health. Such burning can spread and cause damage and possible loss of life to other properties and their owners. It is the purpose of this chapter to provide for the safety, protection and welfare of persons and property in the Village of Round Lake by restricting open fires.
The only materials which may be burned in an open fire are untreated, unpainted wood, brush (which does not include leaves) and charcoal.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall prohibit the use of gas or charcoal grills or cookers.
No person shall burn, or allow to be burned, any open fire when the Village Fire Marshal has duly posted a fire prohibition.
No burning is allowed within 25 feet of the nearest building.
Fires may not exceed three feet in circumference and three feet in height, except that upon notice to and with permission from the Fire Marshal, Fire Chief or Code Enforcement Officer, a bonfire may be burned having a circumference of not more than five feet and a height of not more than six feet. A bonfire must be no closer than 75 feet from a property line.
Open fires allowed under this section shall be attended at all times by an adult.
Appropriate fire-extinguishing equipment shall be available at all times during the burn.
The open fires may be built upon Village property without the written consent of the Village Board of Trustees.
Burning allowed under this chapter does not relieve the person conducting the burn from being responsibly courteous to neighbors, nor does it relieve him/her from the responsibility of not interfering with the enjoyment of life or property of others. It is his/her responsibility to take steps that assure that no off-site nuisances from smoke, embers, etc., occur.
The Fire Marshal, Fire Chief or Code Enforcement Officer can order any fire extinguished if he/she deems that the fire is in violation of this chapter or otherwise is endangering public safety.
This chapter does not relieve the person performing the burn of the responsibility for obtaining any other permits required by state or other agencies.
Enforcement of this chapter shall be by the Village of Round Lake Fire Marshal or Code Enforcement Officer.
A first violation of this chapter is a violation, punishable by a fine not exceeding $100. A second or further violation of this chapter is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $250, imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. In addition thereto, the Village authorities shall have such other remedies as are provided by law to restrain, correct or abate any violation of this chapter.