Borough of Mount Gretna, PA
Lebanon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Gretna 6-11-2012 by Ord. No. 180. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Nuisances — See Ch. 76.
This chapter shall be known as the "Mount Gretna Borough Burning Ordinance".
The Mount Gretna Borough Council, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania deem it to be in the best interest and general welfare of the citizens and the residents of the Borough, and taking into consideration that the community is built up and wooded, that open burning is detrimental to the health, comfort, living conditions, welfare and safety of the citizens of Mount Gretna Borough, and it is hereby declared to be the policy of Mount Gretna Borough safeguard of the citizens of Mount Gretna Borough from potential fire hazards.
All open burning within the Borough of Mount Gretna is prohibited.
Open burning does not include contained fires for grilling and cooking food which are U.L.-approved.
Open burning does include open pits for burning including U.L.-approved fire pits.
Any person, firm, or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 per violation, and the costs of prosecution, plus restitution. Upon judgment against any person by summary conviction, or by proceedings by summons on default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the defendant may be sentenced for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).