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Title:An Ordinance Regulating Open Burning Within the City
Summary:An ordinace for the open burning of materials not produced or used on the property.
Original Author:Darden, Ron
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:07/15/2004
Last Reviewed on::05/23/2017
Subject:Fire--Prevention; Municipal ordinances
Type:Ordinance
Original Document: Ordinance Regulating Open Burning Within the City.pdf

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Text of Document: Ordinance Regulating Open Burning Within the City.doc
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AN ORDINANCE REGULATING OPEN BURNING WITHIN THE CITY

Whereas, the city is concerned about the potential health problems associated with excessive air pollution form burning trash, wood scraps, brush, limbs and other materials and debris within the city; and

Whereas, the city finds that burning of such above listed items upon property that did not use or produce such items contributes to increased air pollution.

Now, Therefore, be it Ordained by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Harrogate, Tennessee as follows:

Section 1. It is illegal to open burn any trash, wood scraps, brush, limbs and other materials or debris upon property within the city that was not produced by the land upon which it is burned or substantially used on the property prior to its being burned.

Section 2. Violations of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of $50.00 per day of violation and up to $500.00 in remedial fines.

Section 3. The Mayor or his designee is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this ordinance.

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its passage the public health and welfare requiring.

Passed first reading___________ July, 2004
Passed second reading__________ August, 2004


Approved

___________________________ _________________________________
Mayor Attest: City Recorder

Please remember that this ordinance was drafted based upon the drafting requirements and authority granted to a particular city or town in its charter and in general law. These drafting requirements and the authority exercised in this ordinance might not apply to your city or town.

Please confer with your city attorney or an MTAS legal consultant, or both, before using this ordinance as a model.