CHAPTER 449
FIRE WARDENS

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Sec. 23-46. Removal of cut brush along highways. Penalty.

      Sec. 23-46. Removal of cut brush along highways. Penalty. (a) No person, firm or corporation and no agent of any state department or town shall pile and leave piled for a period of more than ten days any cut brush, tree-growth or other inflammable material, except farm products, hay, wood products, lumber, cord wood, wood for domestic use or articles exposed for sale, within twenty-five feet of any highway or one hundred feet of any building, or in such a way as to endanger life or property.

      (b) The State Forest Fire Warden may order the removal of such material, designating a time, not more than ten days from the service of notice of such order, when such hazard-causing material shall be removed. Such order shall be in writing and left at the usual place of abode of the person to whom directed or mailed to his last-known address by registered or certified mail. A signed postal receipt shall be evidence that such notice was received by the addressee.

      (c) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this section or who fails to comply with any order issued under the provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or shall be liable to the state for any expense not exceeding one hundred dollars caused by the removal of such cut brush, tree-growth or inflammable material.

      (1949 Rev., S. 3487; P.A. 07-217, S. 118.)

      History: P.A. 07-217 made technical changes in Subsec. (c), effective July 12, 2007.

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