[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Corinth as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-17-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
Editor's Note: This article was originally designated as Ch. 189, but was redesignated to maintain the alphabetical sequence of the Code.
It is understood that the use of fireworks and sparkling devices may pose a danger to individuals attending events or recreating on Village-owned properties. By resolution in 2015, the County of Saratoga enacted a law allowing for the sale and use of sparkling devices by individuals without the necessity of a license or permit. The primary purpose of this law is to protect the health, safety and well-being of the persons and property of the Village by prohibiting the sale and use of sparkling devices on Village property.
Pursuant to the New York State Constitution and the General Municipal Law, the Village of Corinth may adopt and amend laws pertaining to the protection, conduct, safety, health and well-being of the persons and property of the Village.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SPARKLING DEVICES
- Ground-based or hand-held devices that produce a shower of white, gold, or colored sparks as their primary pyrotechnic effect. Additional effects may include a colored flame, an audible crackling effect, an audible whistle effect, and smoke. These devices do not rise into the air, do not fire inserts or projectiles into the air, and do not explode or produce a report (an audible crackling-type effect is not considered to be a report). Ground-based or hand-held devices that produce a cloud of smoke as their sole pyrotechnic effect are also included in this category.
- VILLAGE OWNED PARKS, RECREATION AREAS OR PLAYGROUNDS
- All parks, playgrounds and recreation areas owned, leased, used, operated or maintained by the Village of Corinth, including, but not limited to, Pagenstetcher Park, Corinth Reservoir Recreation Area, and the Village Beach.
The use of sparkling devices shall be prohibited in all Village-owned parks, playgrounds and recreation areas.
"Use of Sparkling Devices Prohibited" signs shall be clearly, sufficiently and conspicuously posted at each entrance to all Village-owned parks, playgrounds and recreation areas.
Enforcement of this chapter shall be the responsibility of the law enforcement officers of Saratoga County, the State of New York, and/or the Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Corinth.
Any person found to have violated this law may be ejected from Village property.
Any person who shall violate any provision of the law shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or both; provided, however, that for the purpose of conferring jurisdiction upon courts and judicial officers generally, such violation shall be deemed a misdemeanor and for such purpose only all provisions of law relating to misdemeanors shall apply to such violation.
If, for any reason, any word, clause, paragraph or section of this law shall be held to make the same unconstitutional, this law shall not be hereby invalidated and the remainder of this law shall continue in effect.
This law shall become effective upon filing in the office of the New York Secretary of State.