City of Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake 1-19-1993 (Art. V, Ch. III, Section K, of the 1993 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
[Amended 6-15-2004 by Ord. No. 5804]
It shall be unlawful to store any fireworks in the City except as may be necessary for the performance of a supervised public exhibition of fireworks, as hereinafter provided for. Any such storage must be under the supervision of and subject to the approval of the Fire Chief.
It shall be unlawful to sell or offer for sale any fireworks or pyrotechnics in the City, provided that supervised public exhibitions of fireworks and pyrotechnics may be given if a permit therefor be granted by the Mayor and City Council in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
Application of permits shall be made to the Fire Chief or his/her designated representative at least 15 days in advance of the date of the display upon a form obtained from the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department.
Every display shall be handled by a competent individual who is a licensed lead pyrotechnic operator. Proof of such license shall be submitted with the permit.
The applicant shall submit proof of insurance in the amount of not less than $1,000,000 naming the City of Crystal Lake as an additional insured. The insurance shall be conditioned on compliance with the provisions of the Fireworks Use Act (425 ILCS 35/2 et seq.) and the regulations of the State Fire Marshal.
The Fire Chief or his/her designated representative shall, prior to the issuance of a permit, inspect the display site to determine that such site will be in full compliance with the rules of the State Fire Marshal which shall be based upon nationally recognized standards such as those of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1123 Guidelines for outdoor displays and shall not be hazardous to property or endanger any person or persons.
Indoor displays shall be specifically prohibited.
The application shall contain the exact location of the display, the number and type of fireworks to be used in the display and the time and date or dates upon which the display will be held, including any rain dates.
It shall be unlawful to keep or store any dynamite in the City in excess of five pounds on any one premises or in any one building.
It shall be unlawful to keep or store any nitroglycerine or the explosive commonly known as "TNT" in the City in any quantities, except for medical or laboratory purposes, and for such purposes no more than 1/4 ounce shall be store in any one building or premises.
It shall be unlawful to keep or store any black powder or gunpowder or guncotton in excess of five pounds on any one premises in the City.
All explosives kept or stored in the City shall be kept and stored in accordance with the rules enforced by the State Fire Marshal or the City's Fire Chief, with regard thereto.