Thursday, April 13, 2017

Seasonal code info on outdoor burning & garage/yard sales



Outdoor Burning on Private Property (Fire Pits)

Permit/Application
A permit is required for any outdoor burning. Applications are available on the Borough’s website (www.columbiapa.net) or at the Borough Office (308 Locust Street). Application fees are set by resolution and an Outdoor Burning Permit is currently $25.00.

Inspection
The Fire Chief or his/her designee will contact the Applicant to make an appointment to inspect the proposed burn area and will approve or deny the application based on his/her findings.

Once approved, the outdoor fire device shall not be relocated or replaced without reapplication, inspection and approval.

Rules Regarding Outdoor Burning
Every outdoor fire shall be burned in, and confined to, a noncombustible, ventilated container covered with a screen of 1/2 inch or smaller mesh or with other noncombustible containers or incinerators.

Every resident must have an approved extinguishment agent on-site and operational at all times when the fire is burning.

No such fire shall be closer than 10 feet from any building or structure.

No fire is allowed to burn upon any day except between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. EST.

No such fire shall be allowed to burn unless attended by an adult.


Garage/Yard Sales

Permit
No permit is required for a resident to have a Garage/Yard Sale


Restrictions regarding Garage/Yard Sales:

Items to be sold
Items to be sold at garage sales must belong solely to the household where the sale is held. It shall be unlawful to bring in and sell goods belonging to others or to purchase items specifically to sell at a garage sale, with the exception of such sales conducted on behalf of charitable or service organizations.

Hours of operation
All such sales may be held only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Signs
Only one four-square-foot sign shall be permitted advertising the sale. Such sign shall be located upon the premises where the sale occurs and shall be removed promptly upon the completion of the sale.  ABSOLUTELY NO SIGNS SHALL BE POSTED ON TREES/TELEPHONE POLES/STREET SIGN POLES

Limitations
Garage/yard sales shall be limited to two per calendar year per residence.
No garage sale shall extend beyond a two-day period.

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