[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Masontown 3-2-1936 by Ord. No. 55, approved 3-3-1936. Section 74-4 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 71.
From and after the passage and approval of this chapter, no person or persons, firm or corporation shall, within the corporate limits of the Borough of Masontown, sell or offer for sale at any time or have in his or her, their or its possession or custody for sale, at wholesale or retail, any fireworks, firecrackers, torpedoes, bombs, squibs, rockets, pinwheels, fire balloons, Roman candles, detonating or torpedo canes, paper caps or paper cap pistols or any other kind of fireworks.
The use or discharge of any fireworks, firecrackers, torpedoes, bombs, squibs, rockets, pinwheels, fire balloons, Roman candles, detonating or torpedo canes, paper caps or paper cap pistols or any other kind of fireworks within the corporate limits of the Borough of Masontown is hereby prohibited except as provided in § 74-3 of this chapter.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall prevent the Council of the Borough of Masontown, by proper resolution, from permitting the use and discharge of fireworks on public occasions and under such conditions and supervision as Council may see fit to impose.
Any persons or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before the District Justice of said borough, be punishable by a fine of not more than $300 and costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days; provided, however, that if the District Justice determines that the defendant is without the financial means to pay the fines and costs immediately or in a single remittance, such defendant shall be permitted to pay the fines or costs in installments and over such periods of time as the District Justice deems to be just.