[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rockville Centre 2-22-1971 by L.L. No. 1-1971 as Ch. 31 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby declared and found that the burning of leaves, trees, bushes, paper, rubbish or any other combustible material in an open fire constitutes a health and fire hazard and causes contamination of air with resultant harmful effects upon persons suffering from respiratory ailments.
- OPEN FIRE
- As used in this chapter, shall mean any fire lighted and maintained other than a fire in stove, furnace or incinerator designed and constructed for the burning of material. The term "open fire" shall not include barbecue pits, outdoor fireplaces and grills designed and used for the purpose of cooking food for home consumption, and shall not include the use of a fire in a fireplace by recognized organizations such as Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts or Fire Department, where such fireplace is used under the constant supervision of responsible officials of such organizations.
It shall be unlawful for any person to light, permit or maintain an open fire in or upon any premises, streets, roads, highways, sidewalks or public places within the Village.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the burning of material by any agency of the Village when such burning is done under the supervision of the officials in charge of such agency.