Citing health and safety as primary concerns, Sandusky officials have banned anyone from installing outdoor wood-burning boilers or furnaces.
Homeowners who already own and use the devices will be grandfathered in, but there are only about four homes in Sandusky that fall in this category, fire Chief Paul Ricci said.
Joe Smith, one of these homeowners, said his outdoor wood-burning boiler has resulted in heating bills that are only about $35 a month in the winter. "Sometimes it's only $4," Smith said. "And sometimes we even get a credit.”
Pick up Saturday's Register to learn why ex-offiico mayor Dan Kaman is opposed to the ban, and also check out a list of similar regulations in area cities.