[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Weston 9-6-1990, effective 1-30-1991 (Ch. 5 of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following regulations shall govern burning in the Town of Weston:
All burning conditions shall be determined by the Fire Marshal, and every holder of a burning permit issued by the Fire Marshal shall contact the Communications Center before commencing to burn.
Fire permits shall be obtained for all outdoor burning, except burning in barbecue grills or outdoor fireplaces.
A special permit shall be obtained from the Fire Marshal for the burning of fields, or burning for commercial brush removal, when no alternate means of disposal is available.
There shall be no burning within 25 feet of any road or highway.
There shall be no burning on high-hazard days, as determined by the Fire Marshal.
Burning shall be permitted only between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All fires shall be extinguished by 5:00 p.m.
There shall be no burning in the case of windy conditions (wind velocity of 15 miles per hour or more); under such conditions, all burning permits that have been issued shall be automatically void.
Burning permits shall be valid for one day only.
Burning permits in no way relieve a person from the responsibility for damage caused by his fire to another person's property.
During a smog alert there will be no burning outdoors until the State of Connecticut lifts the ban.
Burning permits will continue to be issued, subject to the Fire Marshal's instructions.
The burning of garbage or other household waste is forbidden at all times; no building scraps, asphalt shingles, or leaves shall be burned at any time in the Town of Weston.
There is imposed a fine of $90 for each violation of these regulations, to be enforced by the Police Department and Fire Marshal. All fines and costs of suppression shall be enforced by citations issued by the Fire Marshal. The Fire Marshal shall issue a written warning providing notice of any specific violation and/or cost of suppression before issuing the citation.
For any violation of these regulations which requires Fire Department personnel to extinguish fires, violators will be fined $90 plus suppression costs at the rate of $15 per hour, per fireman. All fines and costs of suppression shall be enforced by citations issued by the Fire Marshal. The Fire Marshal shall issue a written warning providing notice of any specific violation and/or cost of suppression before issuing the citation.