[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scotia 11-14-2007 by L.L. No. 10-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is generally recognized that the types of fuel used and the scale and duration of burning by outdoor woodburning furnaces create noxious and hazardous smoke, soot, fumes, odors and air pollution, can be detrimental to citizens' health, and can deprive neighboring residents of the enjoyment of their property or premises. Therefore, with the adoption of this chapter, it is the intention of the Village of Scotia Board of Trustees to establish and impose restrictions upon the construction and operation of outdoor woodburning furnaces within the limits of the Village for the purpose of securing and promoting the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, and welfare of the Village and its inhabitants.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- OUTDOOR WOODBURNING FURNACE
- Also known as "outdoor wood boilers." An accessory structure, designed and intended, through the burning of wood, for the purpose of heating the principal structure or any other site, building, or structure on the premises.
The construction and operation of outdoor woodburning furnaces are hereby prohibited within the Village of Scotia.
The Village of Scotia Building Inspector is hereby authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
Any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or to imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. Any furnace constructed or installed in violation of this chapter shall be removed.