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(A) The use, discharge, or ignition of fireworks is prohibited on all public property including, but not limited to, public buildings, parking lots, public parks, sidewalks, streets, public schools, and public rights-of-way at all times, except as otherwise provided for herein or by permit for supervised public displays only.
(B) Nothing in this section or chapter shall be construed to prohibit the use, discharge or ignition of federally deregulated novelty items on private property or the occurrence of a permitted supervised public display of fireworks.
(C) The Fire Chief or designee is authorized to grant permits for conducting a properly supervised public display of fireworks. Every supervised public display of fireworks shall have a permit and shall be inspected by the Fire Chief or designee prior to such event. Every supervised public display of fireworks shall be of such character and so located, discharged, or ignited in a manner that does not endanger persons, animals, or property. A permit shall not be issued, or may be revoked, during time periods of High Fire Danger warnings. The Fire Chief has authority to impose conditions on any permits granted.
(D) Failure to comply with any permit requirements issued by the Fire Chief or designee is a civil offense punishable by a civil fine not to exceed $500 for each violation or schedule of progressive fines for multiple violations.
(Ord. O2013-26, passed 5-1-13; Ord. O2018-015, passed 5-2-18)