Borough of Mount Gretna, PA
Lebanon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Gretna 6-25-1937 by Ord. No. 40; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person or corporation to sell, offer for sale or expose for sale or have in his, her or its possession, with intent to sell, use, discharge or cause to be discharged, ignited, fired or otherwise set in action, within the limits of the Borough of Mount Gretna, any fireworks, firecrackers, sparklers, cannons using gunpowder for ignition or other pyrotechnics, except in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
Permits for the public display of fireworks by properly qualified individuals, firms or corporations, or by such officials under the direct supervision of experts, may be issued by the Mayor of the Borough of Mount Gretna, in such form as may be prescribed by the Council, upon furnishing such information as Council and the Mayor may require and, provided that such display or displays shall be of such a character and so located, discharged or fired as, in the opinion of the Mayor, after proper inspection, shall not be hazardous to property or endanger any person or persons; and provided, further, that the application for such permit be made 30 days in advance of the date of such display.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. Upon judgment against any person by summary conviction, or by proceedings by summons on default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.