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Permits for supervised public displays of fireworks shall hereafter be granted under the following rules and regulations:
(A) Every display of fireworks shall be supervised by a competent person who is licensed as a lead pyrotechnic operator by the State of Illinois, or in the absence of state licensing regulations, qualified under standards of a nationally recognized fireworks or fire safety association and approved by the fire department or fire protection district providing coverage to the area of display. Every such display shall be of such a character and so located, discharged or fired by the person named in the application for a permit as not to be hazardous to property or endanger person or persons; the display shall be not nearer than 500 feet of any residence and spectators must be separated from the display by suitable barrier. Indoor pyrotechnics displays are prohibited.
(B) Single-event, one day permits may be granted hereunder to any group of three or more adult individuals applying therefore.
(C) Multi-event, one year permits may be granted hereunder to any qualified person, firm or corporation for a fireworks display on behalf of any professional, semi-professional or amateur sporting organization that holds regularly scheduled sporting events at an established outdoor sporting facility. Sporting facilities includes but may not necessarily be limited to baseball, football, polo or soccer fields, race tracks, and golf courses. Every such permit shall name both the person, firm or corporation conducting the display and the sponsoring organization.
(D) Application for permits for supervised public displays of fireworks shall be made in writing to the village at least 15 days in advance of the date of the display.
(E) Application for a permit shall state the full name and address of each applicant; the date and exact location of the site where the display will be conducted and in the case of a single-event, one day permit, two alternate dates on which said display may be conducted in case of cancellation due to inclement weather and in the case of a multi-event, one year permit the schedule of sporting events shall be provided; the name and address of the owner of the site at which the display is to take place; a statement that the display will be conducted in strict adherence to the village's ordinances and regulations pertaining to public displays of fireworks and to state and federal laws pertaining to the use of fireworks; the name and address of the person supervising the display and all persons who will handle the display; the name and address of the fire department or fire protection district servicing the site at which the display is to be conducted, and such other relevant information as the village may reasonably require.
(F) A multi-event, one year permit shall be purely a personal privilege, good for not to exceed one year after issuance, unless sooner revoked and shall not constitute property, nor shall it be subject to attachment, garnishment or execution, nor shall it be alienable or transferable, voluntary or involuntary, or subject to being encumbered or hypothecated. Such license shall not descend by the laws of testate or intestate devolution, but shall expire upon the death of the licensee. A multi-event, one year permit may be revoked by the village upon good cause shown. Notwithstanding any language herein to the contrary, all multi-event, one year permits shall expire on May 1st of each year.
(G) Every applicant shall file with the application for a permit a certificate of an insurance carrier duly authorized to do business in the State of Illinois certifying that it has issued to or for the benefit of the applicant and the named person conducting the display a liability policy or policies covering any liability for money damages thereafter incurred by said persons resulting from the conduct or operation of the fireworks display for which a permit is issued hereunder in the amount of at least $100,000 not less than $1,000,000 for bodily injury to or death of any person and $500,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons and $100,000 for damage to property conditioned upon compliance with the provisions of state law and the regulations of the State Fire Marshal adopted hereunder.
(H) Every permit shall be issued only after inspection of the display site by the issuing officer, to determine that such display shall be in full compliance with the regulations and rules of the State Fire Marshal, and in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1123 guidelines for outdoor displays and shall not be hazardous to property or endanger any person or persons. In addition to the regulations and requirements of this code, every applicant for permit shall comply with the regulations of the fire department or fire protection district servicing the site where the fireworks will be displayed.
(I) Fireworks or pyrotechnics display may be conducted under the supervision of the chief of the applicable fire department or fire protection district, or his or her designee, who is authorized to suspend or terminate the display if adverse conditions arise from the improper handling or discharge of fireworks, crowd conditions, or adverse weather conditions.
(Ord. 2006-014, passed 6-21-06) Penalty, see § 92.99