[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenville 4-10-2006 by Ord. No. 44. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate all detached energy systems using fuel such as wood, coal, or other solid fuel, liquid fuel, or waste oil burners, boilers, or furnaces associated with the production of usable heat or energy, which is located outside of the structure for which the heat is to be supplied either directly or indirectly. Said outdoor heating devices shall be considered an accessory use and shall only be permitted in accordance with the following.
No outdoor heating devices may be constructed within the Town of Greenville Sanitary District, and only on lots greater than one acre outside of the Sanitary District.
Devices may be constructed only in the rear yard a minimum of 50 feet from any exterior property line.
Chimney height shall be fifteen-foot minimum measured from the ground.
Outdoor heating devices may only be used between September 1 and June 1.
A permit for construction of an outdoor heating device must be acquired from the Town Building Inspector prior to the start of construction for a fee in an amount as set from time to time by ordinance of the Town Board. A site plan and setback distances from all property lines and neighboring residences must be included with the permit.
No person shall burn fuel in any outdoor heating units other than the fuel recommended by the manufacturer. The following fuels are prohibited: trash, plastics, gasoline, naphtha, household garbage, material treated with petroleum products, particle board, railroad ties, telephone poles, pressure-treated wood, leaves, paper products and cardboard, or any other material that may cause offensive or noxious odors, smoke, airborne ash or debris.
The exterior of any outdoor heating unit shall be maintained and kept in good working condition in accordance with the manufacturer's maintenance recommendation. Any storage buildings related to the outdoor heating device will need an additional permit.
No detached energy system shall create an undesirable impact upon adjacent property or otherwise create a public nuisance as defined in Chapter 198, Nuisances, of the Code of the Town of Greenville. Enforcement actions may be taken in accordance with Chapter 198 should the Town determine any device is in conflict with the public nuisance ordinance.