Village of Balsam Lake, WI
Polk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Balsam Lake 11-5-1990 as §§ 9.11 and 9.20 of the 1990 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 18, Art. II.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 122.

§ 132-1 Prohibited acts.

No outdoor or open burning of any kind shall be permitted within the Village.

§ 132-2 Exceptions.

Section 132-1 does not apply to the following:
A. 
Outdoor cooking over a fire, or a campfire, of not more than three feet, contained in a device or structure for such use.
B. 
Open burning at the Village brush dropoff site carried out by Village employees.
C. 
Where permission has been given for open burning and has been issued by designated Fire Department officers.

§ 132-3 Restrictions on materials.

Material for permitted open burning may not include rubbish, garbage, any material coated with or made of paint, rubber, plastic, leather, or petroleum-based materials and may not contain any flammable or combustible liquids or woods treated with preservatives.

§ 132-4 Supervision of burning.

Open burning that is permitted shall be constantly attended and supervised by a competent person until such fire is extinguished; this person shall have fire-extinguishing equipment readily available.

§ 132-5 Charges for response by Fire Department.

Any illegal open burning violating this chapter and requiring the Fire Department to respond shall, in addition to the penalty provided herein, be liable to the Village for the current charge for a fire run by the Balsam Lake Fire Department.

§ 132-6 Violations and penalties.

Except as otherwise provided, any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4, of this Code.