Police, fire chiefs agree on burn permit changes
ELBURNâ€”The Elburn Police Department currently issues burning permits for outdoor fires. However, Police Chief Steve Smith suggested during the July 12 Public Safety Committee meeting that the Elburn & Countryside Fire Department should do the inspections for burn permits.
â€œWe are inserting the Police Department and the village administration into something we don’t know as much about,â€ Smith said.
Fire Chief Kelly Callaghan agreed and said the Police Department still would enforce burning code violations.
Village Administrator Erin Willrett said village staff will bring the issue to the Village Board for a possible change in the municipal code allowing for the Fire Department to conduct burning permit inspections.
â€œI think it’s a great idea to work together,â€ Willrett said.