Reduce and prevent the loss of life and property damage
Quickly rescue trapped victims
Protect the environment from contamination due to an accident
The Township provides curbside leaf and yard waste, April through October. In 2015 the Township modified the open burning ordinance to only allow fires set solely for recreational, ceremonial, and/or cooking purposes. No permit is required for these types of recreational fires. A permit is required for a bonfire defined as a recreational or ceremonial fire more than 4 feet in diameter and/or more than 2 feet in height, built in the open air, for warmth, entertainment, or celebration. A fire set for agricultural commodities on the premises of a farm operation within an Agricultural Zoning District are also allowed. The complete ordinance can be viewed at on ecodes.