Township of Grosse Ile, MI
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Grosse Ile 7-11-1988 by Ord. No. 166. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 110.
[Amended 5-13-1991 by Ord. No. 185]
A person shall not ignite or cause or permit to be ignited, allow or maintain an open fire. Except as hereinafter provided, the following types of open fires are exempt from the prohibition of this section, provided such fires are conducted in accordance with the conditions specified by the Township and are not injurious to human health, safety or welfare, animal life, or property, or unreasonably interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property, or violate any other section of this chapter:
A. 
For the control of crop disease when the county agricultural agent declares that this is the only means available, provided the county agricultural agent has issued a permit for such burning;
B. 
For training firemen or for research in fire prevention, provided the Township has given prior written approval;
C. 
For the health, safety and welfare of the community when such fires are ignited by order of a municipal Fire Department;
D. 
For the cooking of food for human consumption in a contained barbecue;
E. 
For ceremonial or recreational purposes if properly controlled by a responsible person and the fuel used is limited to dry wood, dry paper or smokeless fuel, provided the Township Fire Chief or his designee has issued a permit for such activity; or
F. 
For warming of workers who work predominantly in the outdoors if the ambient temperature is lower than 32° F. and the fuel is limited to dry wood, dry paper or smokeless fuel, provided that fire is contained within a noncombustible container, provided the Fire Chief or his designee has issued a permit for such activity.
If the Township Fire Chief determines that climatic and/or other conditions have created a situation of extreme fire hazard, the Fire Chief may issue an order temporarily abating the open fire exceptions contained in § 53-1. Such order shall be published in the official newspaper of the Township, shall be effective immediately upon its publication, and shall be substantially in the following form:
NOTICE OF TOTAL BAN ON OPEN FIRES AND OPEN BURNING
WHEREAS, the Township Fire Chief has determined that climatic and/or other conditions have created a situation of an extreme fire hazard within the Township; and
WHEREAS, the current conditions are such that any open fires or open burning is a serious threat to the safety and welfare of persons and property within the Township;
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the open fire exemptions contained in § 53-1 of the Township Code are hereby temporarily abated until further order of the Township Fire Chief.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that effective immediately there is a total ban on all open fires and open burning within the Township.
BY ORDER OF THE GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP FIRE CHIEF.
[Amended 7-22-2002]
Penalties for violation of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-3. The provisions of Chapter 1, Article II, Municipal Civil Infractions, also apply to violations of this chapter.