I'd like to respond to the concerns about the burn policy. I am affected by it as one of the individuals with a health concern is a neighbor. Personally, all they would have to do is ask me not to burn and I wouldn't. But there is another neighbor who likes to burn from 7 am till after dark, up to 16 hrs straight at times, and its suffocating. Fortunately, that property is included in the 400 ft "ban" area, which will benefit everyone's health.
If I have a fire I'd like to hold in a burn pit, I will discuss/coordinate it with my neighbor to make sure there is no negative effect. Having one inconsiderate neighbor, I can understand the other's dilemma. I think its a sad commentary on society that some folks are more concerned with themselves than they are about being a good neighbor.
Having said that, I've lived in communities where there was a complete ban on backyard fires and leaf burning. I wish that was the case here. Its much healthier when you don't have to hold your breath or gag while out walking.