Dingman Township
                           Pike County, PA        



 Ordinance Regulating Outdoor Fires

(Burning Ban)

Legal Notice:  While every attempt has been made to be as accurate as possible, the material found on these pages represents an unofficial copy of the Dingman Township Burning Ban Ordinance.  When in conflict, the original signed official documents kept in the Township Building shall prevail.  Persons relying on this version shall do so at their own risk. 

Copies of this ordinance may also be obtained through the Dingman Township Office.





            The Supervisors of Dingman Township, at a regularly or specially advertised meeting, do hereby ordain and enact the following:

            1.  It is unlawful for any person to kindle or maintain any outdoor fire or to authorize others to do so on any public or private property within Dingman Township during the time that the Board of Supervisors has declared a burning ban.

            2.  The Supervisors may, after consultation with fire department and other officials, from time to time declare a burning ban when the Supervisors have determined that the physical condition of the forests and private lands are such that any outdoor burning would be unsafe.

            3.  The burning ban set forth above shall not apply to a small, well-controlled fire in a barbecue or similar device manufactured and used for cooking, provided that said fire is attended by a responsible person until extinguished.

            4.  Any burning ban enacted pursuant to this ordinance shall become effective upon announcement of same at an advertised township supervisors meeting or upon advertisement of same in a newspaper of general circulation in the community.

  1.  Any person, partnership or corporation who or which shall violate or permit to be

violated the provisions of this ordinance shall, upon being found liable therefore in a civil enforcement proceeding brought by the Township, pay a judgment of not more than five hundred ($ 500) dollars plus all court costs, including reasonable attorneys incurred by a municipality as a result thereof and any costs incurred by any fire company incurred in extinguishing any fire set in violation of this ordinance.  No judgment shall commence or be imposed, levied or be payable until the date of the determination of the violation by a district justice.  If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the municipality may enforce the judgment in the manner provided in the rules of civil procedure.  Each day that a violation is continued shall constitute a separate offense.  All judgments and cost collected for the violation of this ordinance shall be paid over to the Township Supervisors.  The Supervisors hereby designate the code enforcement officer of the Township and the Chief or Assistant Chiefs of any fire department authorized to operate in the Township to enforce the terms of this ordinance in addition to the Supervisors themselves.

            Ordained and enacted this 1st day of June, 1999

                                                                                    DINGMAN TOWNSHIP

                                                                                    BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                                                    Allen J. Greening

                                                                                    Thomas E. Mincer


Karen Kleist


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