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ORDINANCE NO. 782

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE SALE, SETTING OFF OR DISCHARGING OF FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF MEADE, KANSAS.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MEADE, KANSAS:

DEFINITIONS: The term “fireworks” shall mean and include any combustible or deflagrating composition, article, or device suitable for the use of the public for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation and previously approved for transportation by the chemical laboratory of the United States Department of Transportation and as stated in K.A.R. 22-6-1.

SECTION 1. That no person, firm or corporation shall sell at retail, fireworks of any kind, before the 27th day of June or after the 4th day of July in each year.

(a) No person, firm or corporation shall sell fireworks without first obtaining a fireworks permit from the City of Meade, Kansas. The annual fee shall be $25.00, except non-profit organizations will be exempt from such fee.

(b) No fireworks of any kind shall be sold within the corporate limits of the City of Meade, Kansas, before the hour of 10:00 o’clock a.m. and no later than 10:00 o’clock p.m.

(c) Fireworks stands are subject to inspection at any time by the City of Meade Fire Chief or any law enforcement officer.

(d) All firework stands shall have a sign posted reading “FIREWORKS – NO SMOKING – KEEP OPEN FLAMES AWAY.”

(e) Fire extinguishers are required or a charged water hose with nozzle end within fifteen feet (15’) of fireworks stand.

(f) No fireworks shall be stored, kept, sold, or discharged within one hundred feet (100’) of any gas pump or volatile liquids.

(g) No discharge of any fireworks within one hundred feet (100’) of any stand or building.

(h) All fireworks stands shall be supervised by a person 21 years of age or older.

(i) No sale of fireworks upon city property at any time unless prior approval thereof is obtained from the governing body of the City of Meade, Kansas.

(j) No alcoholic or cereal malt beverages may be sold or consumed at a permit location.

(k) Any fireworks permit may be revoked by the Fire Chief, or the Police Chief, of the City of Meade, Kansas, upon violation of any part or portion of Section 1.

SECTION 2. Other violations.

(a) No discharging of fireworks within one thousand feet (1000’) of any hospital, sanitarium, infirmary or nursing home.

(b) No discharging of fireworks within one hundred feet (100’) of any gas station, building, or fireworks stand.

(c) No discharging of fireworks upon any alley.

(d) No throwing of fireworks from a vehicle weather moving or standing still.
(e) No discharging of fireworks between the hours of 10:00 o’clock p.m. and 10:00 o’clock a.m., with the exception of July 4th when fireworks can be discharged from 10:00 o’clock a.m. until midnight.

(f) No throwing or discharging of fireworks in an unsafe manner or causing apprehension or possible injury to another person or animal.

(g) No person, firm or corporation shall have in their possession bottle rockets nor shall be allowed to discharge them.

(h) No fireworks shall be discharged by individuals within the corporate limits of the City of Meade, Kansas, before the 27th of June, or after the 4th of July in each year.

SECTION 3. Fireworks which are illegally sold, offered for sale, used, discharged, possessed or transported in violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to seizure by the Fire Chief of the City of Meade, Kansas, or any law enforcement official.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the sale and discharge of fireworks may, in any given year, be prohibited of by June 15th of any such year the Mayor of the City of Meade, Kansas, upon approval of the council, proclaims such prohibition based upon unseasonable dry weather or other conditions creating a danger to the public.

SECTION 5. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not less than $10.00, nor more than $500.00.

SECTION 6. Any other ordinance or parts of ordinances specifically in conflict with any of the provisions of this ordinance insofar as they conflict, shall be and are hereby repealed.

SECTION 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the official city paper, the Meade County News.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 27th day of May, 2003.


Elaine Post, Mayor

ATTEST:

Dennis R. Eckhoff, City Administrator
 


The City of Meade
132 South Fowler
PO Box 338
Meade, KS  67864-0338

Ph. (620) 873-2091
Fax (620) 873-2635

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