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From the Ordinance:"The use of charcoal, wood, propane, natural gas or any other open flame cooking or grilling appliances on covered patios or covered porches of multi-family dwellings with three or more units is prohibited. All such use must be in compliance with the Fire Prevention Code of Pittsfield Charter Township."
If you live in a building with only one or two units, such as a duplex or single-family house then it doesn't apply to you.
From the Ordinance:"A patio wood-burning unit may be installed and used in the township only in accordance with all of the following provisions:
The patio wood-burning unit shall not be used to burn refuse.The patio wood-burning unit shall burn only clean wood.The patio wood-burning unit shall be located at least 15 feet from the nearest structure.The patio wood-burning unit shall not cause a nuisance to neighborsThe use of a patio wood-burning unit is prohibited on balconies and covered porches of multi-family dwellings.
From the Ordinance:
"(g) Outdoor campfires and bonfires for cooking, ceremonies, or recreation are allowed provided they do not cause a nuisance.
(h) Open burning under this section shall only be conducted at a location at least 50 feet from any structure and 15 feet from any property line.
(i) Except for campfires and bonfires, open burning shall only be conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and one hour prior to dusk.
(j) A bonfire shall not be more than five feet wide and five feet high and shall not burn longer than three hours. The maximum size and duration of a bonfire shall not be increased by the fire department personnel unless it is determined that fire safety requirements of the situation and the desirable duration of a burn warrant the increase. Fuel for a bonfire shall consist solely of seasoned dry firewood and shall be ignited with a small quantity of paper. The fire shall not be utilized for waste disposal purposes.
(k) Open burning shall be constantly attended and supervised by a competent person of at least 18 years of age until the fire is extinguished and is cold. The person shall have readily available for use such fire extinguishing equipment as may be necessary for the total control of the fire."