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(A) Definition. For the purpose of this section, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
FIREWORKS. 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; provided, however, that, the term FIREWORKS shall not include snake or glow worm pellets; smoke devices; trick noisemakers known as “party poppers”, “booby traps”, “snappers”, “trick matches”, “cigarette loads” and “auto burglar alarms”; sparklers; toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices in which paper or plastic caps containing 0.25 grains or less of explosive compound are used, providing 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 0.20 grains of explosive mixture (excluding recoverage model rockets sold for the express use of modelers and/or exhibitions of rocketry); the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times.
(B) Prohibition. Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, co- partnership or corporation to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail or use or explode any fireworks within the city limits.
(C) Permit. Consumer displays of fireworks will be permitted in accordance with ILCS Ch. 425, Act 35 (State Fireworks Use Act). Each consumer display shall be handled by a competent individual who has received training from a consumer fireworks training class approved by the State Fire Marshal. The location of the display is subject to approval based upon an inspection by the Fire Chief.
(1) Application for permits shall be made in writing to the City Clerk at least 15 days in advance of the date of the display and action shall be taken on the application within 48 hours after such application is made. The application must include proof of completion of the training class approved by the Fire Marshal and the Fire Chief’s site inspection.
(2) No permit hereunder shall be transferable.
(3) No permit shall be required for supervised public displays by state or county fair associations.
(D) Fee. There shall be a charge of $10 for the issuance of a permit.
(E) Insurance policy. Each applicant who applies for a permit shall furnish to the city an insurance policy of combined single limit general liability in the sum of $1,000,000 naming the city as an additional insured.
(1999 Code, § 137.27) (Ord. 1557, passed 7-20-1992; Ord. 3564, passed 3-3-2008) Penalty, see § 137.99
Pyrotechnic Use Act, see ILCS Ch. 425, Act 35