Kaneville extends leaf-burning hours

By on April 24, 2014

KANEVILLE—The Kaneville Village Board on April 17 voted in favor of extending springtime leaf-burning hours.

Village trustee Mike Maple had proposed the extension to the board, stating that he would rather extend the hours during the week so that the weekends weren’t filled with smoke. Trustee Myra Ottoson agreed with Maple’s suggestion.

Currently the cut-off time for spring leaf burning is 3 p.m. weekdays. Maple and Ottoson proposed extending the hours until 6 p.m., as it is during the fall season.

“I think we should keep the hours consistent with the fall hours so that we don’t confuse people,” village trustee Paul Ross said.

Village President Pat Hill voiced her concern regarding the extension.

“I’m worried about the people who sit down for dinner and have smoke blowing in their windows, or the family who wants to sit out on their porch and can’t enjoy it because of the smoke,” she said.

The board’s approval will extend leaf-burning hours until 6 p.m. during March, April and May. It was noted during the meeting that the board in the future can amend its decision and tweak the leaf-burning hours.