Conyngham Township Outdoor Burning Ordinance
ORDINANCE NO. 1090
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING OUTDOOR BURNING
IN THE TOWNSHIP OF CONYNGHAM
BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the Supervisors of the
Township of Conyngham, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, and it
is hereby enacted and ordained by the authority of the same, that:
SECTION 1. FIRES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, STREETS OR
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to burn, ignite or maintain, any
type of fire, either open or enclosed, of leaves, paper, rubbish, or other combustible
materials upon any of the public or private streets, sidewalks or alleys, or upon any lot or
premises of said person, firm, or corporation within the limits of the Township of
Conyngham, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, except as follows:
A. Any said person, firm or corporation may burn, ignite or maintain any type of fire,
either open or closed, of leaves, paper, rubbish, or other combustible materials only
during the hours of 6 A.M. to 7 P.M. and only Monday through Saturday.
B. This Ordinance or the provisions hereof shall not apply to the use of charcoal burners
or other means of providing for the preparation of food, nor shall this Ordinance or the
provisions hereof apply to the burning of coal, fuel oil or other fuels within the confines
of a dwelling unit or other building used for the purpose of heating said dwelling or
C. Said person, firm, or corporation shall prevent the spread of fire by an arresting screen
or similar device which prevents the escape of igniting particles or burning material.
D. No person, firm or corporation shall burn any material unless such a fire is at least
twenty (20) feet from any structure, and such fire shall be constantly attended by a
competent person until such fire is extinguished.
SECTION 2. VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES
Any person, firm, or corporation convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this
Ordinance before any District Magistrate shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more
than three hundred ($300.00) dollars together with costs of prosecution or to
imprisonment in the County Jail for a term not to exceed thirty (30) days, or both, and a
separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation
occurs or continues.
SECTION 3. EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall become effective upon adoption.
SECTION 4. REPEALER
All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances in existence are hereby repealed to the extent that
they are inconsistent with this Ordinance.
SECTION 5. INVALIDATION OF A PORTION OF THIS ORDINANCE
In the event that any phrase or clause of this Ordinance shall be held invalid by any court
of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such phrase or clause shall in no way effect
any other phrases or clauses herein contained.
ENACTED AND ORDAINED this 11th day of October, 1990.
Joseph Ambrose, Chairman
Edward Reichwein, Secretary