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Fire Prevention

38B General Regulations
All construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings and structures in the village shall conform with the applicable provisions of the fire code or fire prevention code adopted from time to time by the village and set forth in Title XVII of this code.
Statutory reference:
Adoption of codes by reference, see ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, '' 1 3 1 and 1 3 2 and ILCS Ch. 50,
Act 220, ' 2
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association, or corporation to keep, store, transport, sell, or use any crude petroleum, benzine, benzol, gasoline, naphtha, ether or other like volatile combustibles, or other compounds, in such manner or under such circumstances as will jeopardize life or property.
(ILCS Ch. 430, Act 15, ' 1)
Statutory reference:
Power of village to regulate storage of combustible or explosive material, see ILCS Ch. 65,
Act 5, ' 11 8 4
For the purpose of this subchapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
GARBAGE. Refuse resulting from the handling, processing, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food or food products.
LANDSCAPE WASTE. Any dry vegetation or dry plant refuse, except garbage. The term includes trees, tree trimmings, branches, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrubbery, yard trimmings, and crop residues.
OPEN BURNING. The combustion of any matter in such a way that the products of the combustion are emitted to the open air.
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RESTRICTED AREAS. The area within the boundaries of the village, unless said area is 1,000 feet or more from residential or other populated areas.
(Am. Ord. 99 5 3(A), passed 5 3 99; Am. Ord. 09-09-08, passed 9-8-09)
(A) No person shall cause or allow open burning, except as provided in ' 93.32 below.
(B) No person shall cause or allow the burning of any refuse, including garbage, in any chamber or apparatus, unless such chamber or apparatus is designed for the purpose of disposing of the class of refuse being burned.
(Am. Ord. 99 5 3(A), passed 5 3 99) Penalty, see ' 93.99
The following activities are not in violation of this subchapter unless they cause air pollution as defined in state statutes or regulations of the state Environmental Protection Agency:
(A) The setting of fires to combat or limit existing fires, when reasonably necessary in the judgment of the responsible government official.
(B) The burning of fuels for legitimate campfire, recreational, and cooking purposes, or in domestic fireplaces, in areas where such burning is consistent with other laws, provided that no garbage shall be burned in such cases.
(C) Small open flames for heating tar, for welding, acetylene torches, highway safety flares, and the like.
(D) Open burning of paper, leaves, lawn trimmings, and garden wastes;
(1) The open burning of paper, leaves, lawn trimmings, and garden wastes will be permitted if all of the following conditions are met:
(a) The burning takes place in the months of March, April, October, or November and takes place between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and sunset on Sunday;
(b) The burning is completely extinguished and is not smoking or smoldering at any time after 7:00 p.m.;
(c) The burning does not obstruct the view of persons operating motor vehicles driving on the streets within the village;
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(d) The burning is conducted in a metal, wire or screen container not exceeding 25 square feet in area, except in case of leaves and garden waste;
(e) The burning is kept under competent and continuous supervision by an adult owner or lessee of the property upon which the fire is located or that person=s authorized adult agent;
(2) Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Village Police Department may terminate authorization for open burning which they deem in their sole discretion to be particularly hazardous due to weather conditions. In no event shall the Police Department be required to monitor any burning in the village.
(Am. Ord. 99 5 3(A), passed 5 3 99; Am. Ord. 09-09-08, passed 9-8-09)
No person shall burn leaves or any other materials on a street, gutter, curb or sidewalk owned by the village.
(Am. Ord. 99 5 3(A), passed 5 3 99) Penalty, see ' 93.99
Open fires shall be constantly attended by a competent person not less than 18 years of age.
(Am. Ord. 99 5 3(A), passed 5 3 99; Am. Ord. 09-09-08, passed 9-8-09) Penalty, see ' 93.99
A garden hose connected to a water supply or other fire extinguishment equipment must be readily available for use within ten feet of any open fires.
(Am. Ord. 99 5 3(A), passed 5 3 99; Am. Ord. 09-09-08, passed 9-8-09) Penalty, see ' 93.99
' 93.99 PENALTY.
Whoever violates any provision of this chapter for which another penalty is not specifically provided shall be subject to the general penalty provision, ' 10.99 of the Village Code. Each day a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
(Ord. 16 07-11A, passed 7 11 16)