burning season ended April 30,
burning season begins again on
September 15, 2017
Burning in Ashton IL
ORDINANCE CREATING CHAPTER 34
HEALTH AND SANITATION
WHEREAS, the Village Board of
Trustees of the Village of Ashton,
Lee County, Illinois, have determined
that it is in the best interest
of the Village to create Article
IV, OPEN FIRES to Chapter 34 HEALTH
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED,
by the Village of Ashton, as follows:
Article IV. OPEN FIRES.
Section 34-62. Prohibited. It
is unlawful for any person to
burn paper or other combustible
refuse, waste, rubbish, garbage,
yard waste, or any other material
except wood in any open fire or
Section 34-63. Exception. Leaves
may be burned under the following
rules and regulations:
Leaves may be burned only between
March 1 and April 30 and between
September 15 and December 15,
and only between the hours of
9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Leaves may not be burned on the
hard surface or asphalt portion
of any street, curb, sidewalk,
gutter, or alley.
Leaf fires authorized herein shall
be supervised by an adult (18
years of age or older) at all
times until completely extinguished
including any embers.
Leaf fires shall not be such by
size, location or otherwise that
creates or poses a threat to the
safety of persons or property.
Section 34-65. Abatement. The
Village Police Department is authorized
to prohibit, stop, cause or order
any fire be extinguished if unlawful
under this Article and if lawful
under this Article (leaf fires
or recreational fires) if it determines
that due to the size, location,
wind or atmospheric conditions,
it poses a threat to the safety
of persons or property.
Section 34-64. Recreational fires.
Recreational fires utilizing wood
are not prohibited so long as
they are supervised by an adult
(18 years of age or older) and
contained in a fire safe vessel
or pit, not exceeding thirty-six
(36") inches in diameter.
Nuisances. Nothing herein shall
be construed to authorize a fire
which would create an emission
in violation of Article II Nuisances,
Section 34 - 31 (5).
Nothing herein shall restrict
or prohibit Village employees
from open fires for Village purposes.