[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Alexandria Bay 10-10-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- OUTDOOR FURNACE
- A self-contained unit designed to provide heating to a building or structure, which unit is located outside of that building to provide heating to a building or structure.
With respect to any outdoor furnaces installed, such outdoor furnaces must be set back a minimum of 50 feet from any property line.
The use of such furnaces must follow all operating instructions supplied by the manufacturer.
The only fuels allowed shall be those listed fuels recommended by the manufacturer. The following are prohibited: trash, plastics, gasoline, rubber, naphtha, household garbage, material treated with petroleum products (particle board, railroad ties and pressure-treated wood), leaves, paper products and cardboard.
Users must follow the manufacturer's written instructions for recommended loading times and amounts.
Lighter fluids, gasoline or chemicals to start the furnace are prohibited.
The unit must be located with due consideration to the prevailing wind direction.
If located 50 feet or less from any residence not served by the furnace, the stack must be at least two feet higher than the eave line of that residence.
If located more than 50 feet but no more than 100 feet from any residence not served by the furnace, the stack must be at least 75% of the height of the eave line of that residence plus an additional five feet.
If located more than 100 feet but no more than 150 feet from any residence not served by the furnace, the stack must be at least 50% of the eave line of that residence, plus an additional five feet.
If located more than 150 feet but no more than 200 feet from any residence not served by the furnace, the stack must be at least 25% of the height of the eave line of that residence, plus an additional five feet.
Any outdoor furnace must also comply with any other county, state or federal guidelines for the same.
Outdoor furnaces may only be used from September 1 to May 31 each year unless the furnace is being used to provide domestic water service.
Any resident wishing to install an outdoor furnace must secure a permit from the Code Enforcement Officer of the Village of Alexandria Bay and a copy of the regulations from the Village of Alexandria Bay. The permit fees will be established from time to time by the Village Board, which fees will be in the minimum amount of $25 per unit.
Any violation of this chapter shall be considered a violation within the meaning of the Penal Law of the State of New York and shall subject the owner of the property on which the outdoor furnace is located to a fine of not less than $100 and no more than $250 for each violation and/or 15 days in jail, or both. Each week that such violation shall continue shall be considered a separate violation.
Any resident who has secured a permit to install an outdoor furnace in doing so will also be agreeing to allow the Village Code Enforcement Officer or any other person designated by the Town to inspect the outdoor furnace if a complaint is filed, in writing, relative to a violation of this chapter.