City of Pevely, MO
Jefferson County
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[R.O. 2004 §240.010; CC 1990 §240.010; Ord. No. 688 §1, 3-15-1990; Ord. No. 1147 §§1 — 2, 8-20-2007; Ord. No. 1442, 2-19-2018]
A "fireworks display," as defined by the International Building Code and the International Fire Code, as more particularly set forth and identified in Section 500.010 of the Municipal Code of the City of Pevely. may be discharged within the territorial limits of the City of Pevely on the fourth day of July in each year between the hours of' 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M. in such years as the fourth day of July shall fall on a Sunday through Thursday weekday: and may be discharged between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 12:00 Midnight in such years as the fourth day of July shall fall on a Friday or Saturday of the week. Additionally. fireworks may he discharged on the Saturday preceding the Fourth of July, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 12:00 Midnight. when the Fourth of July falls on a Monday through Thursday in any given year. Such fireworks may he discharged only on privately owned property with the consent of the owner and the occupant of such property.
Provision of Subsection (A) of this Section shall apply to all pyrotechnics display operators. if approved and permitted by the Board of Aldermen.
[R.O. 2004 §240.020; CC 1990 §240.020; Ord. No. 688 §2, 3-15-1990; Ord. No. 962 §1, 5-7-2001; Ord. No. 1102 §1, 4-17-2006; Ord. No. 1513, 6-1-2020]
Any such person, firm, or corporation making application for a permit to sell fireworks shall file a written request with the City Clerk not less than thirty (30) days prior to the fourth day of July accompanied by a fee of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) per location. If the application is not approved by the Board of Aldermen, the two-thousand-dollar fee shall be returned to the applicant. Only four (4) fireworks stands will be allowed in the City each year. All permits issued and approved are personal to the applicant and non-transferable. The sale of fireworks or operation of place of sale by anyone other than the permittee shall void the permit and cause forfeiture of the permit fee.
The granting or denial of applications for permits for the sale of fireworks shall be at the sole discretion of the Board of Aldermen, and all applications shall contain the name of the applicant, a detailed description of the requested location, the type of structure from which sales are to be made, provisions for fire protection, and any other information required by the Board of Aldermen.
Any fireworks stand awarded a permit shall pass a safety inspection, to be conducted by the Building Official or his or her designee, prior to selling any fireworks. Failure to pass a safety inspection prior to selling any fireworks may result in the revocation of the permit, a monetary fine, or a combination thereof.
Fireworks stands shall only be allowed to be located on property zoned for commercial or industrial use and may only be open for business from the 20th day of June through the fifth day of July.
The Board of Aldermen reserves the right to revoke any issued permit at any time.
[R.O. 2004 §240.030; CC 1990 §240.030; Ord. No. 688 §3, 3-15-1990]
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or place any fireworks, including pyrotechnic devices, in such manner that the explosion of same will be likely to endanger or cause injury or damage to any person or property; provided further, that it shall be unlawful for any person to shoot or detonate fireworks of any nature within City limits except on the fourth (4th) day of July of each year.
[R.O. 2004 §240.040; CC 1990 §240.040; Ord. No. 688 §4, 3-15-1990]
Permission for any person, firm or corporation to store, sell or offer for sale fireworks of any type within the City limits must first comply with the Dunklin Fire District codes for fireworks stands.