Village of Footville, WI
Rock County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Footville 10-6-2005 by Ord. No. 42-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village Board of the Village of Footville hereby determines that:
It is well-recognized that smoke resulting from the burning of wood and other substances is hazardous to the health of individuals and the general public. Accordingly, it is in the public interest to prevent, insofar as possible, their involuntary exposure to such smoke.
Involuntary exposure to wood and other smoke poses a particular health hazard to children, senior citizens, individuals with cardiovascular disease and individuals with impaired respiratory functions. The use of outdoor wood-burning furnaces, as defined below, would pose an increased risk of harm to such individuals.
This chapter is adopted in order to minimize the risk, to the general public, of involuntary exposure to smoke produced by wood and other substances.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
A furnace, stove, boiler or other device capable of burning combustible materials other than natural or propane gas, including, but not limited to, wood or corn, not located within the exterior walls (including the basement walls) of the principal building or garage on any lot or other parcel, which is intended to heat the principal building, garage or any other structure, through circulation of air or water.
No person shall construct, allow to be constructed upon premises owned or controlled by the person, or operate an outdoor wood-burning furnace within the Village of Footville.
In addition to any other penalty provided for a violation of any provision of this chapter, the Village of Footville or any affected individual may pursue, in any court with applicable jurisdiction, an action to enjoin repeated violations of this chapter.
Any Village official, including but not limited to the Village Building Inspector, authorized by the Village President and/or the Village Board, may enter upon private property to inspect and ascertain compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
[Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
Violations of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties provided in § 1-4, Penalties.