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Town of Massena, NY
St. Lawrence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Massena 6-12-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building and fire prevention — See Ch. 109.
No person shall burn, allow or permit to be burned any brush, lumber, paper products, plastics, tires, chemicals, trash, garbage, wood or other related items in the Town of Massena.
Nothing contained herein, however, shall prevent the operation of properly installed and maintained indoor fireplaces, hearths, woodstoves or outdoor grills or fireplaces for the preparation of food.
The Town Board may authorize government agents to burn structures, lumber, brush or other items, provided that all permits required by the Code Enforcement Office, including any additional permits required by the Health Department or the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, are obtained and complied with.
[Added 6-11-1997 by L.L. No. 2-1997]
A. 
Residents of the Town of Massena may apply to the Code Enforcement Officer for a permit to burn brush on their property.
B. 
The permit application must state with specificity:
(1) 
The names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the property owners.
(2) 
The location where the burning shall take place.
(3) 
The date and time when the burning shall take place.
(4) 
The materials to be burned.
C. 
Upon issuance of the permit and prior to burning, the resident shall notify the Massena Volunteer Fire Department of the location, time and area of the permitted burning.
D. 
The permit shall expire at sunset of the day the permit authorizes burning to take place, and any other or different burning by the resident shall require a separate application and permit.
E. 
In the event that inclement weather prevents the resident from conducting the burning, the resident shall notify the Code Enforcement Officer and the Massena Volunteer Fire Department of the alternate burning day.
Permit fees are to be set by the Town Board, Town of Massena, payable to the Town Clerk, once the permit is approved by the Code Enforcement Office.
Every person convicted of violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable as follows: by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 10 days. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct violation hereunder.