Village of Mazomanie, WI
Dane County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Mazomanie 9-13-2006. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Radiant heating units — See Ch. 172, § 172-10.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 227.
Fireworks — See Ch. 230.
Nuisances — See Ch. 290.
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 301.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 306.
Solid waste — See Ch. 355.

§ 181-1 Open burning prohibited.

No person, firm or corporation shall build any outdoor fire within the corporate limits of the Village except as set forth in § 181-2 of this chapter.

§ 181-2 Exceptions.

A. 
The prohibition stated in § 181-1 shall not apply to the following:
(1) 
Outdoor cooking over a fire contained in a device or structure designed for such use.
(2) 
Controlled burning of grass or similar vegetation for environmental management purposes, with approval of the Fire Chief.
(3) 
Campfires or bonfires contained in a device or structure designed for such use.
(4) 
Controlled burnings conducted by the Fire Department.
B. 
Other occasions of desirable outdoor burning not specified by this section, but not as an alternative to refuse removal or disposal for which other methods are available, may be granted single occasion approval by the Fire Chief.
C. 
Whenever approval is granted by the Fire Chief under Subsection A(2) and B of this section, the approval may specify and be conditioned on observance of safety restrictions set forth therein.

§ 181-3 Authority of Fire Chief.

The Fire Chief is permitted to prohibit any or all outdoor fires when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous. For any unauthorized burning, the Police Department, Fire Chief or their designee has the authority to extinguish the fire or order the fire extinguished. Unauthorized burning may result in the issuance of a citation per the general penalty in Chapter 1, § 1-3.

§ 181-4 Burning on streets and sidewalks.

No materials may be burned upon any street, curb, gutter or sidewalk.

§ 181-5 Liability.

Persons utilizing and maintaining outdoor fires shall be responsible for any liability resulting from damage caused by their fire.

§ 181-6 Materials that may not be burned.

The following materials may not be burned:
A. 
Rubbish or garbage, including but not limited to food wastes, food wraps, packaging, animal carcasses, paint or painted materials, furniture, composite shingles, construction or demolition debris or other household or business wastes.
B. 
Waste oil or other oily wastes.
C. 
Asphalt and products containing asphalt.
D. 
Treated or painted wood, including but not limited to plywood, composite wood products or other wood products that are painted, varnished or treated with preservatives.
E. 
Any plastic material, including but not limited to nylon, PVC, ABS, polystyrene or urethane foam, and synthetic fabrics, films and containers.
F. 
Rubber, including tires and synthetic rubber-like products.
G. 
Newspaper, corrugated cardboard, container board, office paper and other materials that must be recycled in accordance with Chapter 355, Solid Waste.
H. 
Leaves and cut grass.