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
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
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
(c) Fireworks stands are subject to inspection at any time
by the City of Meade Fire Chief or any law enforcement
(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
(f) No fireworks shall be stored, kept, sold, or discharged
within one hundred feet (100’) of any gas pump or volatile
(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
(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
(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
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
SECTION 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from
and after its publication in the official city paper, the Meade
PASSED AND APPROVED this 27th day of May, 2003.
Elaine Post, Mayor
Dennis R. Eckhoff, City Administrator