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4-1-2: FIREWORKS 1 :
A. Definition: When used in this section, the term "fireworks" shall mean and include any explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect of a temporary exhibitional nature by explosion, combustion, deflagration or detonation, and shall include blank cartridges, toy cannons in which explosives are used, the type of balloons which require fire underneath to propel the same, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, bombs or other fireworks of like construction and any fireworks containing any explosive compound; or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance, or containing combustible substances producing visual effects. The term "fireworks" shall not include snake or glowworm pellets; smoke devices; sparklers; trick noisemakers known as "party poppers", "booby traps", "snappers", "trick matches", "cigarette loads" and "auto burglar alarms"; toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices in which paper or plastic caps containing twenty-hundredths (0.20) grain or less of explosive compound are used; provided, they are so constructed that the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion; and toy pistol paper or plastic caps which contain less than twenty-hundredths (0.20) grain of explosive mixture; the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times. (Ord. 112, 6-1-1954; amd. 1998 Code)
B. Fireworks Prohibited: No person shall sell, keep or expose, or offer for sale, or set off fireworks within the limits of the Town, unless contracted by the Town using a licensed operator with a permit issued from the State Fire Marshal. (Ord. 2004-17, 5-24-2004)
C. Penalty: Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be assessed a penalty not less than twenty five dollars ($25.00). Any person who fails to pay the requisite penalty within seven (7) calendar days shall be assessed a double penalty thereafter with the violator to be prosecuted fourteen (14) calendar days after the original violation if the penalty remains unpaid. (Ord. 1999-11, 8-23-1999)
1. See also title 3, chapter 8 of this Code.