What you government is doing: Sumter City Council

City of Sumter burn ordinance passed

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 10/4/18

Sumter City Council approved the city's new burn ordinance at its meeting Tuesday, which now regulates open and refuse burning within city limits.

Reading: Second and final

Agenda item: An …

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What you government is doing: Sumter City Council

City of Sumter burn ordinance passed

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Sumter City Council approved the city's new burn ordinance at its meeting Tuesday, which now regulates open and refuse burning within city limits.

Reading: Second and final

Agenda item: An ordinance to regulate open burning and refuse burning in the city of Sumter.

Background: The purpose of the ordinance is to promote public health, safety and comfort and safeguard those things from air pollution and fire hazards that could be caused by open burning and refuse burning.

According to the ordinance, the regulations will apply to all burning except fires needed for grilling, agricultural burning, furnaces, fireplaces or other heating devices for human warmth, the burning of clean construction debris and campfires.

The ordinance was amended since council's meeting on Sept. 18 to include a definition of clean wood, which is defined as natural wood that is not painted or treated and has not recently been removed from a tree.

Vote: Unanimous approval