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Fireworks Ordinance Amended

Tue, May 9, 2017

Announcement, News


An ordinance revising and amending sections 4.0404 and 4.0405 of article 4 of chapter 4 of the municipal ordinances of the City of Forman relating to Fireworks Definitions; Discharging of, Sale of.

Section 1. Amendment

4.0404  Fireworks Defined

The term “fireworks” shall mean and include fireworks, as that term is defined in N.D.C.C. § 23-15-01.

4.0405  Fireworks – Discharging of, Sale of

  1. Public Display.  This ordinance shall not prohibit supervised public displays of fireworks by any person, organization or association within the City for which a permit shall have been first obtained from the City Council. The application for such permit, in such form as may be required by the City Council, shall be filed with the City Auditor and by the City Auditor referred to the Chief of the Fire Department for investigation to determine whether the operator of the display is competent and whether the display is of such character and is to be so located, discharged, or fired that it will not be hazardous to property or endanger any person. The Chief of the Fire Department shall report the results of his investigation to the City Council who shall determine whether such permit shall be issued or the application rejected.
  2. Private Use. Any individual who is at least 12 years of age, or under direct adult supervision, may use, explode, or possess any fireworks within the limits of the City of Forman during the periods of June 27 through July 5 and December 27 through January 1 of each year, subject to the following restrictions:
  3. June 27 through July 5, excluding July 3 and 4, legal time for use is 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  4. July 3 and 4 legal time for use is 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight).
  5. December 27 through December 30, legal time for use is 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  6. December 31 legal time for use is 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. January 1.
  7. The individual use or explosion of fireworks at any other time during the year is prohibited.
  8. Sale. A person may offer fireworks for sale to individuals at retail within the city June 27 through July 5 and December 27 through January 1 of each year.

Section 2.  Effective Date

This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its final passage and publication.

Date of First Reading:  April 10, 2017

Date of Second Reading:  May 8, 2017

Date of Publication:  May 12, 2017

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