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(A) Except as provided below, it is unlawful for any person to ignite, shoot off, release, discharge, use or cause to be discharged, any fireworks and/or banned fireworks within the limits of the city, or to allow another to ignite, shoot off, release, discharge, use or cause to be discharged, any fireworksand/or banned fireworks on property owned or leased by them within the limits of the city. Notwithstanding the preceding prohibition, use of consumer fireworks and/or special fireworks shall be allowed as follows:
(1) Public displays where a permit is granted pursuant to I.C. 22-11-14-2 or 22-11-14-3.5 and such display occurs on the days and times provided in § 98.02(A)(2);
(2) Consistent with I.C. 22-11-14-10.5(c)(3), as amended, consumer fireworks on the following dates and times:
(a) Between 5:00 p.m. and 2 hours after sunset from June 29 to July 3;
(b) 10:00 a.m. to midnight on July 4;
(c) Between 5:00 p.m. and two hours after sunset from July 5 to July 9; and
(d) 10:00 a.m. on December 31 to 1:00 a.m. on January 1.
(B) Should I.C. 22-11-14-10.5(c)(3) be amended to either expand or limit the number of days and/or hours that a municipality cannot limit the use of consumer fireworks, such change shall be incorporated by reference without need to amend this section.
(C) Consumer fireworks and/or special fireworks on other dates and times may be permitted by the Board of Works by special request.
(Ord. 15, 2008, passed 4-28-08)