[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Morrisville 5-22-1958 as Art. XIV, Sec. 14.4, of the 1958 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 7-9-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009; 6-10-2010 by L.L. No. 2-2010; 10-5-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017]
Except as otherwise permitted under the provisions of this chapter, open fires are prohibited within the Village limits. An open fire shall include any outdoor fire which is not within an enclosed container or vessel so as to prevent the dispersal of fire, ashes and/or cinders by winds or otherwise, which containers or vessels shall include charcoal or liquid propane gas cooking devices and other open-flame cooking devices specifically designed, manufactured and sold as such, chimineas and similar "portable outdoor fireplaces," provided that all such open flame devices and their location and manner of operation shall comply with manufacturer's instructions and specifications and the provisions of the New York State International Fire Code.
Excluded from the prohibition imposed under this section are open fires upon the premises of a single-family residence for which a controlled burn permit has been issued by the Code Enforcement Officer. Upon the issuance of a controlled burn permit, which permit shall be issued without charge to the applicant, occupants of single-family residences shall be permitted to ignite and maintain small outdoor open fires in residential fire pits which are located and constructed in a manner approved by the Code Enforcement Officer in accordance with applicable New York State codes. Only dry wood and woody material such as tree limbs and brush shall be burned in such fire pits. The burning of unseasoned wood or woody material, garbage (including human or animal wastes), leaves, paper or other recyclable materials or construction debris is prohibited. Such permits shall be valid for not more than 12 consecutive months and shall be required to be renewed thereafter. No such permit shall he issued for any property other than a single-family residence. and no such permit shall he deemed to supersede any burning bans or other regulations issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
[Added 10-5-2017 by L.L. No. 2-2017]
The Code Enforcement Officer shall have the authority to issue orders temporarily banning all outdoor fires within the Village, regardless of whether any such fire would otherwise be permitted under the provisions of § 64-1. upon his or her determination that atmospheric conditions are such that any outdoor fire could pose an undue hazard or risk to public safety or health.
Any tire which, upon the determination of the Code Enforcement Officer, any police officer, or any Fire Department Officer, is a hazard or nuisance to other particular properties or residents, shall be immediately extinguished upon the direction or order of any such officer or official, regardless of whether a permit has been previously issued for such fire.
[Added 9-7-1995 by L.L. No. 2-1995]
Any person found guilty of a violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.