When a new ordinance or an amendment to an existing ordinance is proposed by a Town Council member or the town administration, it is referred to the Ordinance Subcommittee for recommendation to the Town Council.
Town of Burrillville
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held in the Burrillville Town Building, 105 Harrisville Main St., Harrisville, RI on Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at which time the Town Council of the Town of Burrillville will consider for adoption amendments to the Revised General Ordinances, Town of Burrillville, RI, 2004, Chapter 14 entitled Fire Prevention and Protection, is hereby repealed in its entirety and replaced with the following:
The Town Council of the Town of Burrillville hereby ordains as follows:
Sec. 14-1. - Open fires.
Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Open fire means any fire from which the products of combustion are emitted into the open air and not directed through a stack or chimney.
Hand dug fire pit means a hole dug in the ground that is used to contain an open fire and that may be used to cook food.
(a) No person shall set, maintain or authorize any open fire at any time in the town, except as follows:
(1) Outdoor cooking in an outdoor grill (liquid propane, natural gas, kerosene, white gas, charcoal, Sterno or clean wood), stationary built-in patio or outdoor fireplaces self-contained within an outdoor cooking unit, portable patio fire bowls or chimineas.
(2) Fire authorized by the fire department for the purpose of training firefighters and retarding the spread of fires.
(3) Fires authorized by written permission of the chief of the fire district in which the fire is to be set or maintained, or his or her designee. Authorization shall be on forms prepared under rules and regulations approved by the fire district, except that:
a. The fire chief or his or her designee shall not authorize any open fires when atmospheric conditions or other local conditions make such fires hazardous to the public health or safety.
b. The chief or his or her designee
shall may* deny issuance of or rescind a fire permit for other verifiable health or respiratory illness or safety concern.
c. The chief or his or her designee may rescind a fire permit and notify the permit holder to extinguish any fire from which emanates smoke that, in the opinion of the fire chief or his or her designee, causes an annoyance or nuisance to members of the general public.
(b) No person shall set or maintain an open fire in a hand dug fire pit without a permit issued in accordance with Sec. 14-1(a)(3).
(c) No person shall burn root stumps, leaves, poison ivy, poison sumac or similar allergens, building materials, trash, furniture, combustibles, or material containing pesticides, paints, coatings, preservatives or adhesives in any open fire.
(d) Each and every fire set, maintained or authorized in violation of the above provisions shall constitute a separate violation, and violation of the above provision shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed the statutory maximum set forth in section 1-6.
This ordinance shall be effective 10 days after passage.
by order of the Town Council
Louise R. Phaneuf, Town Clerk
*corrected May 14, 2014
Town of Burrillville Ordinances are codified
through the election of February 22, 2012 (Supplement #17)