Farmer-friendly open burning regulations
South Glengarry recently passed its new open air burning bylaw, following consultation with members of the local farming community.
When the bylaw was brought forward for a first and second reading in February, council decided that a meeting with the agricultural committee be held before proceeding, Fire Chief Vic Leroux recalled at a recent session.
“It was well received by that group... and there were a few concerns about how the bylaw would be implemented and enforced, so there were a few changes that were discussed and included in the bylaw.”
Chief Leroux added that he felt the new ordinance was “a good working document” and one that “the community and fire service can work with.” The new bylaw replaces a previous municipal statute that was passed in May, 2002.
The new ordinance can be viewed at goo.gl/JMLne0.
EFFECTIVE CLEANER: Fire is an effective means to clean up large tracts of land. South Glengarry recently revised its regulations on open burning.