Township of Marple, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Marple 4-9-1979 by Ord. No. 79-5 (Ch. 63, Art. II, of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Explosives — See Ch. 129.
Noise — See Ch. 185.

§ 139-1 Fireworks and weapons restricted; exceptions.

[Amended 8-13-1979 by Ord. No. 79-10]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to possess firecrackers or fireworks within the limits of the Township of Marple, and it shall be unlawful to fire and discharge within the limits of the township any cannon, gun, pistol, revolver or firearm; provided, however, that this section shall not apply:
(1) 
To any military exercises.
(2) 
To officers of this state, county or township, charged with the enforcement of the law, while said officers are performing their duties.
(3) 
To the use of a firearm in defense of life or property.
B. 
The Board of Commissioners may, by resolution, grant permission to a religious, fraternal or civil organization or to a township-sponsored committee or other group of individuals approved by the Board of Commissioners to possess and discharge fireworks within the township, on condition that the discharge of said fireworks is handled by a competent operator approved by the Superintendent of Police and the Chief of the fire company and that the applicant post a suitable bond or bonds and comply with such further conditions as the Board of Commissioners may request. The bond or bonds shall be approved by the Township Solicitor as to form and sufficiency before the permit may be issued.

§ 139-2 Bombs and explosives.

No person shall carry in any vehicle any bomb or high explosive other than fixed ammunition; however, this section shall not apply:
A. 
To the Armed Forces of the United States.
B. 
To any duly licensed carrier of explosives.
C. 
To officers of this state, county or township charged with the enforcement of law or to other persons authorized by law to carry such weapons or explosives.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 63-9B, regarding the use of bows and arrows, as amended 6-8-1987 by Ord. No. 87-7, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 139-3 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person, firm or corporation violating this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs by imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Each day's failure to comply with any such provision shall constitute a separate violation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).