[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Moreau: Art. I, 6-30-1981 as Ch. 13 of the 1973 Code; Art. II, 6-30-1981. Sections 52-3 and 52-7A amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-30-1981 as Ch. 13 of the 1973 Code]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation within the limits of the Town of Moreau to kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire for the purpose of burning any refuse, garbage or waste of any kind, including but not limited to leaves, brush, pine needles or other organic matter, for any purpose whatsoever, in the open air or in any receptacle out of doors within the town.
The provisions of § 52-1 shall not apply to any person, firm or corporation who conducts activities specified in § 52-1 after issuance of a valid permit pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this Article. Permits shall be issued by the Building Inspector and/or Code Enforcement Officer of the Town of Moreau and/or the Department of Environmental Conservation pursuant to said rules and regulations and the rules and regulations of the Department of Environmental Conservation in areas determined by said rules and regulations.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this Article and/or rules and regulations hereunder shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, such person, firm or corporation shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.
The Building Inspector and/or Code Enforcement Officer of the Town of Moreau shall administer and enforce these rules and regulations for the Town of Moreau.
Permitted burning shall be allowed in any area of the town where the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issues permits for said burning. In addition, the following areas will be allowed permits for burning pursuant to § 52-7 hereof:
Each person, firm or corporation requiring a permit pursuant to Chapter 52, Article I, of the Town Code of the Town of Moreau shall be issued the same upon the payment of a fee, as set forth by resolution of the Town Board, to the Building Inspector and/or Code Enforcement Officer for transmittal to the Town Supervisor of the Town of Moreau.
Fees shall not be charged where the person, firm or corporation has secured a valid permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.