April 25, 2008
Fire Control and Littering
The focus for this week is to remind drivers not to throw lighted smoking materials from vehicles while on a public or private way.
WOODLAND FIRE CONTROL
Permits, Prohibitions, and Penalties
227-L:19 Dropping Lighted Matches, etc; Penalty. - No person shall drop or throw from any vehicle while the vehicle is upon a public highway or private way, or from any steam, gas, or electric car where the right-of-way is adjacent to woodlands, or drop, throw, or otherwise deposit on or near such woodlands except as permitted by law, any lighted match, cigar, cigarette, live ashes, or any other substance liable to cause a fire. Whoever is found guilty of violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a violation.
Also drivers could be cited under the littering statue which has a fine and penalty assessment set by the Legislature at $288.00.
265:102 Littering; Penalty. -
I. No person shall put or place, or cause to be put or placed, in or upon any way, right-of-way, street, square, lane, alley, public bathing place or the approaches thereto, or into or on the ice over any public water, streams or watercourse or the approaches thereto or land bordering the same or other public place in any city or town any bottles, glass, crockery, cans, scrap metal, junk, paper, garbage, old automobile or parts thereof, or refuse of any nature whatsoever or any noxious thing; provided that nothing herein shall be construed as affecting authorized collections of such articles as garbage or refuse.
Numerous brush fires are occurring and we ask for the public’s assistance and cooperation.