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Consumer fireworks use in the City of Ionia is limited to the day before, the day of, and the day after, a federal holiday, subject further to the following:
(a) Consumer fireworks shall not be sold to a minor.
(b) A minor shall not use, possess, explode or cause to explode any consumer fireworks, as defined herein, within the city.
(c) A minor shall not buy, purchase, acquire or obtain any consumer fireworks, as defined herein, within the city.
(d) A person shall not ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks upon another person's property or within 15 feet of another person's property without such property owner's permission. No person shall ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks on public property, public street or public right-of-way, school property, or church property without permission. A person shall not ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks closer than ten feet from any building or structure on his or her property and on adjoining properties.
(e) The ignition, discharge, or use of consumer fireworks shall be limited to the following days after 11:00 a.m.:
(1) December 31 until 1:00 a.m. on January 1.
(2) The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
(3) June 29 to July 4 until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.
(4) July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.
(Ord. 495. Passed 8-7-12; Ord. 506. Passed 9-10-13; Ord. 543. Passed 8-6-19.)