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      Rules change for umbrellas, fires

      North Myrtle Beach City Council approved final reading of an ordinance to amend Section 5-4 of the City Code of Ordinances titled "Placing Obstructions on the Beach."

      The amendment does away with the requirement that shading devices on the beach be placed at a minimum distance of ten feet from any other shading device. All other aspects of the ordinance remain in effect.

      Council also approved final reading of an ordinance to amend Section 11-9 of the City Code titled "Open Burning", which provides an exception to the general prohibition against open burning.

      The amendment allows open burning on a site within the city that is a minimum of 20 acres and the open burning is for the purpose of removing trees and other vegetation to allow for the creation of a roadbed and the right of way associated with a road-bed and/or the development of property.

      These (and other) additional requirements also apply:

      ? The entity seeking to dispose of the debris is in compliance with S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control regulations regarding open burning.

      ? The entity seeking to dispose of the debris has obtained a site inspection from the City Manager or his designee, site approval from the City Manager or his designee, and has complied with all safety measures required by the City Manager or his designee.

      ? Only debris generated from the site may be burned; debris from other areas shall not be brought to the site approved of for burning.

      ? Burning shall only be conducted when it is safe to do so as determined by the City Manager or his designee.

      ? Burning shall occur within a controlled forced air curtain burn pit or other approved method that controls smoke.

      ? The location of the burning must be a sufficient distance, but not less than 1000 feet, from the public roadways and all residential, commercial, and industrial sites not a part of contiguous property on which the burning is conducted.

      ? Winds during the time of the burning must be away from any area which in which the ambient air may be significantly affected by smoke from the burning, if that area contains a public roadway or residential or industrial site.