NEWS

Greencastle officials extend burn ban

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Greencastle Borough Council has extended the open burning ban in the borough “until such time as Council and the Mayor determine that the ban shall be rescinded or until Sept. 8, 2010, whichever occurs first.”

The temporary ban on open burning in the Borough of Greencastle has been imposed because of the ongoing dry conditions.

Open burning is defined as the ignition and subsequent burning of any combustible material, including garbage, leaves, grass, twigs, litter, paper, vegetative matter involved with land clearing, or any sort of debris, out-of-doors either in a burn barrel or on the ground. The use of propane or gas stoves, charcoal briquette grills, or the use of tobacco in any form is not covered under this resolution.

Pursuant to Section 1028 of the Pennsylvania Borough Code, any person violating the provisions of this resolution shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $300 and costs or to undergo imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.