§ 130.39  PYROTECHNICS.
   (A)   (1)   G.S. § 14-410 states it shall be unlawful for any individual, firm, partnership or corporation to manufacture, purchase, sell, deal in, transport, possess, receive, advertise, use or cause to be discharged any pyrotechnics of any description whatsoever within the state; provided, however, that, it shall be permissible for pyrotechnics to be exhibited, used or discharged at public exhibitions, such as fairs, carnivals, shows of all descriptions and public celebrations: provided further that, the use of said pyrotechnics in connection with public exhibitions, such as fairs, carnivals, shows of all descriptions and public celebrations, shall be under supervision of experts who have previously secured written authority from the Fire Marshal.
      (2)   Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. § 14-414, it shall be unlawful for any individual, firm, partnership or corporation to sell pyrotechnics, as defined in G.S. § 14-414, to persons under the age of 16.
   (B)   In consideration of the health and welfare of the people of the town and because pyrotechnics have the potential to cause fires which could do damage to property and endanger lives within the town, it shall be unlawful for anyone to use any of the pyrotechnic devices, except as set out in G.S. § 14-414, within the corporate limits of the town.
   (C)   (1)   The Town Council may approve on a case-by-case basis the use of pyrotechnics at public exhibitions.
      (2)   The use of said pyrotechnics in connection with public exhibitions shall be under supervision of experts who have previously secured written authority from the Town Council and the County Fire Marshal’s office.
(Prior Code, § 2-15)  (Ord. passed 5-20-2003; Ord. passed 3-16-2010)  Penalty, see § 130.99