Township of North Codorus, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of North Codorus 1-21-1987 by Ord. No. 95-1-87. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 98.
Junkyards and junk dealers — See Ch. 116.

§ 79-1 Burning in public areas unlawful.

No person or persons, firm, corporation, partnership or association shall set or maintain any fire upon any of the streets, sidewalks, alleys or public grounds in the Township of North Codorus for the purpose of burning or causing to be burned any papers, boxes, rubbish, leaves, trash, garbage, refuse or other material or substance of any kind.

§ 79-2 Open burning restricted.

No out-of-door fires or open burning shall be permitted upon private property in North Codorus Township unless the following regulations and restrictions, which are hereby established, are strictly adhered to:
A. 
No open burning shall be allowed except on Saturday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Burning in suitable enclosed containers is permitted Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
B. 
No fires or open burning are permitted within 100 feet of any dwelling except that burning shall not be permitted within 50 feet of any dwelling, which shall include adjacent dwellings, provided that the burning is contained in a suitable enclosed container.
C. 
Stumps and brush and farm debris may be burned by farmers and other workmen, who are adults, only if the adult remains and closely supervises the burning at all times. Said burning may be conducted Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
D. 
Use of outdoor fireplaces or other devices for the purpose of preparing food is permitted, and Subsections A, B and C of this section do not apply to such fires.

§ 79-3 Township's right to ban open burning.

North Codorus Township reserves the right to ban all burning, provided that the Township advertises said intent to ban burning at least one time prior to the effective date of said ban.

§ 79-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 3-15-1989 by Ord. No. 108-3-89]
Except as may be otherwise provided by 35 P.S. § 4001 et seq., any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.