Updated: 9:12 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | Posted: 7:14 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Bellevue council to vote on strict outdoor burning ordinance
BELLEVUE, Pa. —
Council members in Bellevue will vote on an ordinance for outdoor burning Tuesday.
The plan for the new rules has drawn strong reaction from residents of the area. Channel 11 News first reported about the ordinance last month.
The proposed law would require residents to apply for a one time, free permit before having open fires. The proposed ordinance previously required residents to call the fire department at least one hour before lighting an open fire, but the ordinance was changed after much opposition. Officials said a permit would not be required for portable outdoor grills and barbeques.
The ordinance would also ban excessive smoke and allow local authorities to order any fire to be extinguished at any time.
The vote is expected to take place later today. Stay with Channel 11 News and wpxi.com for updates.