[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Kronenwetter 4-12-2004 as Sec. 67-10 of the 2004 Code; amended August 2007. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PERMISSION OF THE LANDOWNER
- Requires one of the following:
- A. Presence of an owner of the land;
- B. Written permission to use, possess or discharge fireworks on the land, signed by one of the owners of the land which is available to be provided to law enforcement at the time and place. Written permission is not required for a member of an owner's immediate family who resides with an owner.
- A written authorization issued by the Police Chief in response to a written application specifying:
- A. The name and address of the permit holder;
- B. The date on and after which fireworks may be purchased;
- C. The kind and quantity of fireworks which may be purchased;
- D. The date and location of permitted use;
- E. Any bond or insurance policy required by the Village as a condition of issuing the permit;
- F. Any special safety precautions required by the Chief of Police as a condition of issuing the permit.
- STATE-REGULATED FIREWORKS
- Fireworks as defined in Wis. Stats. § 167.10.
- UNLABELED/MISLABELED FIREWORKS
- Are any state-regulated fireworks or Village-regulated fireworks which do not clearly and accurately disclose or display the total explosive charge for each individual unit.
- A. A cap containing not more than one-quarter grain of explosive mixture, if the cap is used or possessed or sold for use in a device which prevents direct bodily contact with a cap when it is in place for explosion;
- B. A toy snake which contains no mercury;
- C. A model rocket engine;
- D. A sparkler on a wire or wood stick not exceeding 36 inches in length that is designed to produce audible or visible effects or to produce audible and visible effects;
- E. A device designed to spray out paper confetti or streamers and which contains less than one-quarter grain of explosive mixture.
- VILLAGE-PROHIBITED FIREWORKS
- Fireworks which are discharged and have multiple-tube mine and shell firework devices with tubes measuring 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) or greater and those substances described in 16 CFR 1507.1, including:
- A. Firework devices intended to produce audible effects (including but not limited to cherry bombs, M-80 salutes, silver salutes and other large firecrackers, aerial bombs and other fireworks designed to produce such audible effect if the audible effect is produced by a charge of more than two grains of pyrotechnic composition).
- B. Firecrackers designed to produce audible effects, if the audible effect is produced by a charge of more than 50 milligrams (0.772 grains) of pyrotechnic composition.
- C. Aerial bombs and devices that may be confused with candy or other foods such as "dragon eggs" and "cracker balls" (also known as "ball type caps"), and including kits and components intended to produce such fireworks.
- VILLAGE-REGULATED FIREWORKS
- Are anything manufactured, processed or packaged for exploding, emitting sparks or combustion which does not have another common use, but does not include any unregulated fireworks, and includes the following:
- A. A fuseless device that is designed to produce audible or visible effects or audible and visible effects and that contains less than one-quarter grain of explosive mixture.
- B. A device that is designed primarily to burn pyrotechnic smoke-producing mixtures at a controlled rate, and that produces audible or visible effects.
- C. A cylindrical fountain that consists of one or more tubes and that is classified by the Federal Department of Transportation as a Division 1.4 explosive, as defined in 49 CFR 173.50. (These explosives present a minor explosion hazard. The explosive effects are largely confined to the package and fragments of appreciable size or range are not projected.)
- D. A cone fountain that is classified by the Federal Department of Transportation as a Division 1.4 explosive, as defined in 49 CFR 173.50. (These explosives present a minor explosion hazard. The explosive effects are largely confined to the package and fragments of appreciable size or range are not projected.)
- E. The Village has issued a permit as described in Wis. Stats. § 167.10.
No Village-regulated, Village-prohibited, or state-regulated fireworks shall be discharged on any public road or right-of-way in the Village.
Village-regulated fireworks or state-regulated fireworks shall be discharged only if:
A charged fire extinguisher is present;
An adult is present;
Permission of the landowner is obtained pursuant to the definition of "permission of the landowner" in § 303-1 of this chapter;
During the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on June 30, July 1, July 2, and July 3, and during the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 4, unless the Village has issued a permit for some other date and time.
It is unlawful to discharge in violation of Wis. Stats. § 167.10.
No state-regulated fireworks shall be discharged unless the Village has issued a permit as described in Wis. Stat. § 167.10.
Possession or use of unlabeled/mislabeled fireworks is prohibited in the Village, and any of said fireworks are subject to confiscation and destruction.