City ordinances

7-307.        Designated times for sale and detonation.

(a)   Fireworks permitted under this article shall be sold only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and only from June 27th through July 4th.

(b)   The detonation of fireworks within the City shall be permitted only between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., and only from June 27th through July 4th.

7-308.        Limitations on manner of detonation of fireworks.

(a)   Fireworks, which may be displayed, detonated, discharged, and/or ignited within the City limits shall only be those devices permitted to be sold within the City.

(b)   Residents of the City and their guests may detonate fireworks permitted under this article on their private property during authorized shooting hours as set forth in this article. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, ignite or fire any fireworks upon any public street, alley, or avenue or in any park or public place within the City.

(c)   Fireworks may not be thrown. Lighting and throwing a firework at, in the path of, or upon an animal, a person or property in which another person has a legal interest shall be prima facie evidence of intent to cause harm and may be prosecuted under the appropriate section of the uniform public offense code.

7-309.        Discharge of fireworks: emergency conditions.

Upon the determination of the mayor and based upon recommendations of the Fire Chief and/or Chief of Police, the discharge of fireworks may be limited, suspended, or prohibited within the City limits of the City even during those times generally permitted by this article. Such determination shall be made if it appears to the mayor that the discharge of fireworks constitutes an immediate hazard to the safety of property or persons within the City. Such limitation, suspension or prohibition shall be by emergency proclamation, signed by the mayor, which shall be publicized and posted at the City Hall and anywhere else practicable. If thereafter, circumstances occur which minimize or eliminate the hazardous condition resulting in such proclamation, the proclamation may be rescinded or modified by subsequent proclamation with similar posting. In the absence of the mayor, the then serving president of the council shall be empowered to issue such proclamation.