By Alicia Hunt-Welch
WANAMINGO – Open burning restrictions are now in place in Wanamingo after the city council passed an ordinance on April 13. Ordinance #169 prohibits the burning of oil, petroleum fuels, rubber, plastic, chemically treated materials, and other materials that produce excessive or noxious smoke, such as tires, railroad ties, painted or glued wood composite shingles, tar paper, insulation, sheet rock, wiring, paint/paint filters, hazardous waste, solid waste, food, leaves or grass clippings within city limits.
The ordinance does not affect the use of grills, hibachis, propane or natural gas devices, or recreational campfires.
Issues have come up in the past resulting in the city moving to a more strict burning code. A public hearing was held, and no comment was offered. A motion by Larry VanDeWalker to approve the ordinance carried 5-0.