By the Numbers In 2018, The Greenfield Fire Department responded to over 5400 calls for service. The number one emergency call was for falls or injuries from falls. As part of the department’s Community Risk Reduction effort and in collaboration with the Greenfield Health Department, fall prevention education is now in its’ fourth year. Exciting programs such as Stepping On fall prevention and Living Well with Chronic Conditions are being offered throughout the city. Contact Battalion Chief Dan Weber for more information or log onto the city’s website and enroll in a class today! Space is limited.
Code Compliance Quick Facts! 1. I f you see a problem please notify Code Compliance early so the issues do not get out of control. 2. K eep lawns cut. Grass and weeds are not to exceed 12”. 3. P lease remember rummage sales are only allowed 3 times a year per household. 4. N otify Code Compliance if garbage is out for a week. 5. C ontact John’s Disposal for special pick up if your rubbish does not fit in the issued tote.
Permissible Burning Code Greenfield Municipal Ordinance 18.15(5) (b) Permissible burning. 1. G rills. For other than one-family and two-family dwellings, no hibachi, gasfired grills, charcoal grill or similar devices used for cooking, heating, or any other purpose shall be used or kindled on any balcony or under any overhanging portion of a building. Grilling on ground level is permissible provided that the grill is at least 10 feet away from any structure. Smoke must not be a nuisance to neighbors, or public roadways. Listed electrical ranges, grills or similar electrical apparatus shall be permitted. 2. Open fires, fire pits, and recreational fires. Open fires, fire pits, and recreational fires shall comply with the requirements of NFPA 1 and the following requirements: a. Portable fire pits and open fires: 1) P ortable fire pits shall not be used or kindled on any balcony or under any overhanging portion or within 10 feet of any structure. 2) Portable fire pits must be placed on a noncombustible surface. 3) Portable fire pits shall be listed by a nationally recognized testing organization 4) Burning of yard waste or other refuse is prohibited; only clean, dry wood can be used.
5) F lammable or combustible liquids shall not be used to ignite the fire. 6) S moke shall be limited and not become a nuisance to neighbors or public roads. b. Recreational fires (lined in-ground pit): 1) S hall not be located within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material unless contained in an approved manner. 2) The total fuel area shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. 3) Only clean, dry wood can be burned. 4) F lammable or combustible liquids shall not be used to ignite the fire. 5) S moke shall be limited and not become a nuisance to neighbors or public roads. c. Open fires (bon fire): 1) Permit must be obtained from the Fire Chief. 2) Permitted open fires shall be located not less than 50 feet from any structure. 3) O nly clean, dry wood can be burned. 4) F lammable or combustible liquids shall not be used to ignite the fire. 5) S moke shall be limited and not become a nuisance to neighbors or public roads. 3. All fires must be supervised at all times by an adult and have the proper means available to extinguish the fire. No fire shall be left unattended. Many communities have and continue to tackle the issue of allowing open burning; ironically though the trouble is not over traditional fire prevention concerns, but due to the presence of smoke in residential neighborhoods. Therefore, the Greenfield Fire Department offers these additional recommendations: •O pen burning is only allowed during prescribed times and is subject to regulation and violation. • When allowed, limit the number of open burning fires. Don’t burn every day, just on occasion. •M ove the location in your yard that complies with distance requirements but also does not allow smoke to immediately drift towards neighbors or structures. •D o not have fires when the air is heavy and smoke stays close to the ground. Be aware of wind direction/speed. •B e aware of neighbor’s windows being open. • Be a good neighbor.
Shred-it document destruction in cooperation with the Greenfield Department of Parks and Recreation is excited to offer the fourth annual Community Shred Day.
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 9:00-11:30 AM (or until filled), Greenfield City Hall. The event will offer Greenfield residents the opportunity to securely destroy and discard your old confidential files. Shred-it will be at the Greenfield City Hall parking lot with their mobile shredding unit. They will be accepting up to 3 boxes or bags of files that you wish to have securely destroyed, all while you watch.
Reasons To Shred Your Old Files... • Time: Shred-it’s unique mobile shredding trucks can destroy up to 2,500 pounds per hour (paper clips and staples included). • Efficient: Simply hand over your files and watch them be shredded. • Security: Your confidential files are never out of your control. All Shred-it employees are insured and bonded. •R ecycling: All shredded material is recycled into new paper products. • Risk Reduction: With nearly 10 million cases of identity theft each year, reduce your risk of becoming a victim. • Space Savings: Save space in your basement, attic, or storage facility.
COST: IT’S FREE For more information, contact the Greenfield Department of Parks & Recreation (414) 329-5370 (M-F 8 AM-5 PM). Co-sponsored by the City of Greenfield Parks & Recreation Department and the Greenfield Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association GFCPAAA Donations welcome and appreciated!
Summer 2019 | Making Greenfield A Better Place
Community Recreation, Parks & Service Guide for residents of Greenfield, Wisconsin. **UPDATED 4/30/19**