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(A) With the exception of the Village/Park Districts’ annual Independence Day fireworks show, any other desired pyrotechnic fireworks display in the village will require a permit application from a pyrotechnics distributor licensed by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal pursuant to the pyrotechnic distributor and operator licensing rules (41 Ill. Adm. Code 230) which shall be submitted with the appropriate $100 permit fee to the village no later than 30 days prior to the proposed display date.
(B) The application shall contain:
(1) Proof of possession of an Illinois state pyrotechnic distributor license in accordance with 41 Ill. Adm. Code 230;
(2) Identification of the lead pyrotechnic operator that will supervise the set-up and firing of the display and proof of that person’s possession of a state pyrotechnic operator license in accordance with 41 Ill. Adm. Code 230. The operator must have the type of license which will permit the operator to perform the planned outdoor display;
(3) Proof of a current valid pyrotechnic operator’s insurance certificate of not less than $1,000,000 in product liability insurance, $1,000,000 in general liability insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance, as required pursuant to the pyrotechnic distributor and operator licensing rules (41 Ill. Adm. Code 230) and pyrotechnic and consumer display permitting rules (41 Ill. Adm. Code 235);
(4) Identification of any assistants to be used and proof that those assistants are not less than 18 years of age;
(5) A site plan/map which displays the location of the fireworks display and the setbacks;
(6) A list of the specifics applicable to the display to include numbers, types and sizes of shells;
(7) Evidence that the owner of the property upon which the display will be conducted maintains comprehensive general liability insurance with limits of liability of not less than $1,000,000 liability insurance; and
(8) A copy of the letter to be sent to the neighbors, if any residing within 1,000 feet of the closest point of the launch site, notifying them of the display should the application be determined to be acceptable.
(Ord. 2010-03-09, passed 3-15-2010)