Ordinance Prohibiting Leaf and Building Material Burning Approved


The Pulaski County Commissioners approved an ordinance at their meeting this week that prohibits burning of leaves and miscellaneous building material.

The ordinance states that the burning of leaves and building materials on asphalt pavement causes damage and is also a safety hazard.

Open fires within five feet of a road pavement edge are prohibited.

Any person who violates the ordinance will receive a $300 fine for the first offense and all subsequent violations will result in a $700 fine. The violator will also be responsible for any costs associated with pavement repair and reasonable attorney fees.

The ordinance shall be in full force on July 1.