Can I have a bonfire?
Yes. You must have a parcel not smaller than one acre, the bonfire can be no larger than 5'x5'x5', must be 50' from any structure and must be attended by a person of at least 18 years of age. The bonfire can burn no longer than 3 hours and must be attended until cold.

From the Ordinance:

"(g) Outdoor campfires and bonfires for cooking, ceremonies, or recreation are allowed provided they do not cause a nuisance.

(h) Open burning under this section shall only be conducted at a location at least 50 feet from any structure and 15 feet from any property line.

(i) Except for campfires and bonfires, open burning shall only be conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and one hour prior to dusk.

(j) A bonfire shall not be more than five feet wide and five feet high and shall not burn longer than three hours. The maximum size and duration of a bonfire shall not be increased by the fire department personnel unless it is determined that fire safety requirements of the situation and the desirable duration of a burn warrant the increase. Fuel for a bonfire shall consist solely of seasoned dry firewood and shall be ignited with a small quantity of paper. The fire shall not be utilized for waste disposal purposes.

(k) Open burning shall be constantly attended and supervised by a competent person of at least 18 years of age until the fire is extinguished and is cold. The person shall have readily available for use such fire extinguishing equipment as may be necessary for the total control of the fire."

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1. What changes have been made to the Open Burn Ordinance?
2. Does this apply to me?
3. Is there some type of grill that I can use on my covered patio or porch?
4. What is a wood-burning unit and can it be used at all?
5. Can I have a bonfire?
6. What do I do if a neighbors open burning is a nuisance?
7. Can I burn leaves, brush and tree limbs?
8. If I have a campfire or bonfire what can I burn?