GREENCASTLE, Pa. --Â The Borough of Greencastle moved forward Monday with a potential ban on outdoor furnaces.
In a 5-2 vote, the board authorized its solicitor to draft an amendment prohibiting exterior furnaces as a source of structural heating. Councilmen Duane Kinzer and Craig Myers dissented.
Borough Manager Ken Womack proposed amending the open burning ordinance in September. He said his goal was to prohibit the furnaces before any popped up in town.
"In an urban environment, these things are just not suitable," Womack said.
Putrid smoke and air pollution remained the primary concerns among council members as the debate resumed on Monday.
"I know that they are quite smoky," Myers said. "They are not really borough-worthy things."
Few members of the council knew of the furnaces and had requested more information from staff before moving forward with the amendment.