[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Corinth 2-23-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983 (Ch. 73 of the 1983 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-19-2007 by L.L. No. 5-2007]
It shall be unlawful for any person to burn paper, waste, rubbish or any other material outdoors on any public or private property unless such burning is in small amounts and in a covered container constructed so that the material, when burned, will not come out of said container and burn grass or other material in that vicinity, unless the person doing said burning obtains permission of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Corinth, New York, and the Fire Chief of said Village of Corinth, and such burning is done under the supervision of a member of the Fire Department of said Village.
Definition. As used in this section, the term "outdoor furnace" shall mean any equipment, device or apparatus, or any part thereof, which is installed, affixed or situated outdoors for the primary purpose of combustion of fuel to produce heat or energy used as a component of a heating system providing heat for an interior space.
Use prohibited. No person shall install, affix, situate or operate or cause to be installed, affixed, situated or operated an outdoor furnace in the Village of Corinth.
Preexisting outdoor furnaces. The operation of any outdoor furnace installed and in operation prior to the effective date of this section shall be permitted to continue upon the following conditions:
Such operation may not be extended or enlarged.
Fuel used in the operation of such furnaces shall be limited to dry, natural, untreated wood.
Such outdoor furnaces must be equipped with a properly functioning spark arrester and have a chimney or smokestack height of a least 12 feet.
Such outdoor furnace may only be operated between October 1 and April 30.
Any outdoor furnace in existence upon the adoption of this section may not be replaced by another furnace which is larger than the outdoor furnace in existence upon the adoption of this section, in either physical size or capacity.
Such operation must comply with all federal, New York State, and Saratoga County laws, rules and regulations, whether or not such rules and regulations are specifically designed to govern the operation of outdoor furnaces.
Operators of such outdoor furnaces at the effective date of this section must, within one year of the effective date of this section, obtain a permit for the continued operation as herein permitted from the Code Enforcement Officer of the Village of Corinth upon certification of such Officer that the conditions set forth above have been complied with, or such operation must cease.
The kindling, or assisting to kindle or build, or the making or having of a bonfire or any other fire in any of the streets, roads, avenues, lands or public places or in any lot within the Village of Corinth in the vicinity of any dwelling or other structure, so near as to in any degree endanger the safety of such buildings or structure, is prohibited, provided that this prohibition shall not apply to outdoor cooking on grills or in fireplaces constructed for such purposes.
It shall be the duty of the dealers in, and persons storing within the Village of Corinth, any camphene, benzine, spirits of turpentine, kerosene, nitroglycerin, petroleum or other flammable or explosive matter to store the same in some secure and safe place, removed beyond any light or fire to such a distance that ignition from such light or fire will be impossible.
Any person committing an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation under the Penal Law and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.