Borough of Bridgeport, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bridgeport 6-2-1970 by Ord. No. 322, approved 6-2-1970 (Ch. 76 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 275.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 382.
Supervised public displays of fireworks, as defined in the Act of May 15, 1939, P.L. 134, (35 P.S. §§ 1271 to 1277, inclusive) are hereby permitted within the Borough of Bridgeport under conditions set forth in such act and under the following additional conditions.
The Borough Council is authorized to grant permits for supervised public displays of fireworks to be held within the Borough of Bridgeport by any municipality, fair associations, amusement parks or other organizations or groups of individuals.
Every such display shall be handled by a competent operator to be approved by the Borough Council and shall be of such a character and so located, discharged or fired as shall not be hazardous to property or endanger any person or persons, in the opinion of the Chief of the Fire Department or such other officer as may be designated by Borough Council, after proper inspection.
Applications for permits shall be made in writing at least 15 days in advance of the date of the display.
The bond required by law to be filed by every holder of a permit for a supervised public display of fireworks shall be not less than $500 in any case, the actual amount to be determined by the Council at the time of granting each permit and to be based upon the special conditions applicable to the display for which such permit is to be granted.
[Amended 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 505, approved 12-13-1988[1]]
The fee for said permit shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
Editor's Note: This ordinance removed specific fees from the Borough's Code; the current fees resolution of the Borough is on file in the office of the Borough Secretary.
[Amended 8-12-1975 by Ord. No. 419, approved 8-15-1975; 3-14-1989 by Ord. No. 507, approved 3-14-1989]
Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter before any Magisterial District Judge shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for such separate offense.