[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fort Edward 2-4-2002 by L.L. No. 1-2002 (Ch. 63 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter shall be to prevent the danger to the public health and safety posed by uncontrolled and unregulated outside burning.
No person or business shall burn, allow or permit the outside burning of any brush, leaves, lumber, plastic, tires, chemicals, trash, garbage, construction demolition, refuse or other related items within the limits of the Village of Fort Edward.
The use of burn barrels will be prohibited within the limits of the Village of Fort Edward.
Exceptions. The requirements of Subsection A shall not apply where the outside burning operations result from:
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to ban all fires within the limits of the Village of Fort Edward due to drought and any other unforeseen circumstance.
Nothing contained herein shall prevent the operation of outdoor grills or fireplaces for the preparation of food or the use of said outdoor grills and fireplaces solely for recreational purposes where such fires are properly controlled and a hazard or a nuisance is not created.
The following restrictions apply to fireplaces:
The Village Board may authorize the Highway Superintendent or the Fire District to burn structures, lumber, brush or other items.
Any person convicted of violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable as follows: a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.