2010 Jan. 21: MN Stillwater: Nuisance of Outdoor Wood Boilers (OWBs) discussed, to be taken up at later meeting
(also discussed Taking out the trash: Council weighs options for screening dumpsters)
By Peter Cox – Stillwater Gazette
Tuesday night, the City Council heard several options for how to deal with the issue
In other action, the council…
� discussed how to address the issue of outdoor wood burners and boilers.
The council was given a list of how other cities have dealt with the issue, which has mostly been addressed through either nuisance ordinances or zoning changes.
Turnblad told the council that nuisance ordinances are the best way to prohibit them outright, and zoning changes are the best way to regulate them.
One area residence brought the issue to the forefront, and the homeowner went through all the proper channels with the city in order to use it.
Councilman Gag said he’d like to prohibit the burners/boilers, but he didn’t want to punish someone who had taken the proper precautions and invested money
The council asked city staff to bring back some options on language for a nuisance ordinance amendment.