City of Cohoes, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cohoes 6-27-1995 by Ord. No. 35-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 152.

§ 127-1 Permit or authorization required.

No person shall kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained on or in any public street, alley, road or other public or private grounds without a permit or other proper authorization from the Fire Chief. During construction or demolition of buildings or structures, no waste materials or rubbish shall be disposed of by burning on the premises or in the immediate vicinity without having obtained a permit or other proper authorization.

§ 127-2 Supervision; extinguishment.

Bonfires and rubbish fires shall be constantly attended by a competent person until such fire is extinguished. This person shall have a garden hose connected to the water supply or other fire-extinguishing equipment readily available for use.

§ 127-3 Fires in fireplaces.

Fires contained within fireplaces shall be permitted so long as the base of the fire is contained within the fireplace. The rules regarding attendance of open fires contained in § 127-2 above shall apply.

§ 127-4 Authority of Fire Chief.

Notwithstanding any other provisions, the Chief of the Fire Department may prohibit any or all bonfires and outdoor rubbish fires if he deems such prohibition to be necessary and in the public interest.

§ 127-4.1 Persons authorized.

[Added 6-26-2012 by Ord. No. 4-2012]
Those public servants with the titles of Fire Chief, and/or his/her designee, Code Enforcement Officer, and Dog/Animal Control Officer may issue notice of outdoor burning violations, or appearance tickets, as prescribed by the City Court and by law, for the witnessed occurrence of an outdoor burning violation in furtherance of enforcing the New York State law, this City Code, or any local law, ordinance, or regulation as relates to outdoor burning.

§ 127-5 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 12-10-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable by fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for 15 days, or both.