AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO FIREWORKS IN THE CORPORTE LIMITS OF THE CITY OFTROY ; PROVIDING FOR THE DISCHARGE OF THE SAME; DEFINING CERTAIN OFFENSES; AND PROVIDING PENALITIES FOR A VIOLATION THEREOF; REPEALING ORDIANCE NO. 227 OF THE CITY OF TROY AND REPEALING ALL OTHER ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF TROY, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. FIREWORKS PROHIBITED.
a. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to keep, store, display for sale, fire, discharge or explode any fireworks as defined by the rules and regulations of the Kansas State Fire Marshall, within the City except as is provided in Sections 2 and 3 below.
SECTION 2. EXCEPTION RELATING TO DISCHARGE. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to fire or discharge any fireworks in the City EXCEPT on private property, with the consent of the property owner, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. on July 1, July 2, July 3 and July 5, and between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and midnight on July 4, each year, each year.
The Governing Body of the City may, in its discretion, grant permission at any time for the public display of fireworks by responsible individuals or organizations when such display or displays shall be of such a character and so located, discharged and fired and shall not be a fire hazard or endanger persons or surrounding property.
SECTION 3. EMERGENCY BAN RELATING TO DISCHARGE. Notwithstanding any of the provisions contained in this Ordinance there shall be no firing or discharge of any fireworks in the City at any time the Governing Body, in cooperation with the fire department shall, by resolution, determine that weather conditions or local circumstances make such firing and discharge of fireworks hazardous.
SECTION 4. PENALTY. Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this ordinance, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not to exceed $500.00.
SECTION 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall be in force and take effect from and after its publication in the official City newspaper.
SECTION 6. REPEALER. Ordinance No. 221 and all other ordinances and parts of ordinances of the City ofTroy
in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
PASSED by the Council and APPROVED by the Mayor on the 17th day of May, 2005.
Leonard Clary, Mayor
Jane M. Boeh