Fire Restrictions Bylaw
BYLAW NO 05-2018: a bylaw respecting fire restriction
The Council of the Rural Municipality of Garden River No. 490 in the Province of Saskatchewan enacts as follows:
This bylaw shall be referred to as the “Fire Restriction Bylaw”.
To provide for public safety in times of extreme fire hazard conditions;
To restrict or eliminate the use of fire within the municipality in areas of fire danger;
To attempt to minimize the risk of accidental fire;
To regulate open fires, fireworks and burning of any kind;
PART I –DEFINITIONS
- “Administrator” shall mean the administrator of the municipality, or in their absence their designate;
- “Council” shall mean the council of the Municipality;
- “Designated Officer” shall mean the Administrator, a Peace Officer, and any person appointed to enforce this bylaw;
- “Discharge” includes to ignite, fire, or set off and the words “discharging” and “discharged” have a similar meaning;
- “Enforcement and Protective Services” means the municipal department responsible for delivery of services law enforcement within its jurisdictional area.
- “Fireworks” means any article defined as a firework pursuant to The Canada Explosives Act or any Regulations thereto, shall also include Low Hazard Fireworks and High Hazard Fireworks and Manufactured Fireworks and include fireworks for recreation such as firework showers, fountains, golden rain, lawn lights, pin wheels, tourbillions, maroons, large wheels, bouquets, barrages, bombardos, waterfalls, fountains, mines and firecrackers, or any firework composition that is enclosed in any case or contrivance or is otherwise manufactured or adapted for the production of pyrotechnic effect, signals or sound but does not include sparklers, Christmas crackers, caps for toy guns containing not in excess of twenty-five one-hundredths of a grain of explosive per cap.
- “Municipality “ shall mean the Rural Municipality of Garden River No. 490;
- “Peace Officer” means a peace officer as defined in The Summary of Offence Procedures Act, 1990;
- “Reeve” shall mean the person elected as Reeve to the municipality, or in their absence the Deputy Reeve.
- “Supervising Officer” means a person appointed by the Municipality to oversee the Enforcement and Protective Services Department, or their designate;
PART II GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
- No person under 18 years of age shall discharge any fireworks within the Municipality except under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or other responsible adult.
- No parent or guardian of a child under 18 years of age shall permit the child to discharge any fireworks, except when under the direct supervision of the parent or guardian.
- The civic address, as assigned from the Municipality, of any building or structure shall be prominently displayed on the building or structure so as to be clearly visible from any highway when approaching the building from any access point from the highway(s)