City Ordinance Burn Policy

No person shall collect and accumulate outside of an enclosure or litter around upon any property any waste paper, rubbish or any other flammable material, unless the same is placed securely in a wire or screen container. Open fires other than those used for cooking purposes shall be prohibited, except as specifically approved by the fire official and building official. no outside residential burning of rubbish and garbage is permitted upon any residential property. "Outside burning" is defined as burning outside of the home. (Reference Chapter 10-1)

Smoke Detectors


Smoke Detectors save lives, change your battery 2 times a year. An easy way to remind yourself to do this is to "Change your clock, Change your battery." A battery change in your smoke detector can be the difference between life and death in a fire. The fire department will also assist you in the installation of your detector if needed. Please call 616-772-5374 for more information.