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Consumer fireworks may be used within the corporate limits of the Town of Chandler only under the provisions of this section.
(A) For the purposes of this section, the term CONSUMER FIREWORKS means a small firework that is designed primarily to produce visible effects by combustion, and that is required to comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations promulgated by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 CFR 1507. The term also includes some small devices designed to produce an audible effect, such as whistling devices, ground devices containing 50 milligrams or less of explosive composition, and aerial devices containing 130 milligrams or less of explosive composition. Propelling or expelling charges consisting of a mixture of charcoal, sulfur, and potassium nitrate are not considered as designed to produce an audible effect. Consumer fireworks:
(a) Aerial devices, which include sky rockets, missile type rockets, helicopter or aerial spinners, roman candles, mines, and shells;
(b) Ground audible devices, which include firecrackers, salutes, and chasers; and
(c) Firework devices containing combinations of the effects described in divisions (A)(1)(a) and (A)(1)(b) of this section; and
(2) Do not include the following items:
(a) Dipped sticks or wire sparklers. However, total pyrotechnic composition may not exceed 100 grams per item. Devices containing chlorate or perchlorate salts may not exceed 5 grams in total composition per item.
(b) Cylindrical fountains.
(c) Cone fountains.
(d) Illuminating torches.
(f) Ground spinners.
(g) Flitter sparklers.
(h) Snakes or glow worms.
(i) Trick noisemakers, which include:
1. Party poppers.
2. Booby traps.
4. Trick matches.
(j) Cigarette loads.
(k) Auto burglar alarms.
(B) No person shall use, ignite or discharge consumer fireworks within the corporate limits of the Town of Chandler except during the following times:
(1) Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3, July 5, July 6, July 7, July 8, and July 9; and
(2) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 4; and
(3) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on December 31 and 1:00 a.m. on January 1.
(C) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks on any public street or in any public park or public area within the corporate limits of the Town of Chandler at any time.
(D) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks in a manner which causes them to land upon property owned or occupied by another person.
(E) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks within the corporate limits of the Town of Chandler during any day on which a burn ban has been issued by state or local authorities.
(F) This section shall not apply to supervised public fireworks displays which have been properly permitted and approved by the State of Indiana or by the Town Council of Chandler, Indiana.
(Ord. 2017-03, passed 7-3-2017)