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Township of White, PA
Indiana County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of White 5-10-2000 by Ord. No. 964. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All proposed fireworks displays shall comply with the following rules and regulations:
Any individual, corporation or business, collectively referred to as "applicant," proposing to conduct a fireworks display, whether for the general public or for private events wherein the display may be observed by the general public, shall first request permission from the White Township Board of Supervisors. Said request shall be submitted to White Township at least 30 days prior to the display date.
Prior to granting approval to the applicant, the White Township Supervisors shall insure that a certificate of insurance listing White Township as an additional insured shall be provided.
Prior to applying to the Township, the applicant shall notify the Indiana Fire Association Chief and the Indiana County 911 Center of the proposed fireworks display and obtain any comments regarding the proposed display. Said comments, if negative, shall be provided, in writing, and forwarded to the Township by the Fire Department. Negative comments may cause the White Township Board of Supervisors to reject the applicant's request.
Fireworks displays shall not be conducted during any time that the Township or a higher jurisdiction has declared a ban or restriction on burning.
At the sole discretion of the Indiana Fire Association (IFA), the IFA may elect to post appropriate apparatus at the site of the display as a precaution and may collect from the applicant any fees deemed reasonable for this service.
All fireworks displays shall be in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. No illegal fireworks displays shall be permitted.
Any person, firm or corporation conducting a fireworks display in violation of this chapter, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $300 nor more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues or each section of this chapter which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense. The Township of White and its agents, officials and representatives shall not, under any circumstances, be liable or responsible for damages caused by any person or property by reason of the provisions of this chapter, or by reason of the conduct of any display of fireworks in compliance with the terms and provisions of this chapter. The individual, corporation or business responsible for any such fireworks shall bear sole liability for any damages caused as a result thereof.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).