[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Parsons as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-29-1988 by Ord. No. 5483 1/2]
In the event that an emergency exists of an unusual danger to the public health and safety from the sale, offering to sell, possession, ignition, firing or setting off of any fireworks caused by climatic conditions or other circumstances constituting an emergency, the City Manager or his designee is hereby authorized to order the sale, offering to sell, possession, ignition, firing, setting off, use or discharge or storage of fireworks to be halted.
In the event that an emergency as described in § 320-1 exists, the City Manager shall order the sale, offering to sell, possession, ignition, firing, setting off, use, discharge or storage of fireworks to be halted and stopped or may make any other regulation of the sale, storage, use, or discharge of fireworks as in the City Manager's discretion is reasonable until the emergency no longer exists. The order of the City Manager shall be in writing and shall be posted at all retail sales establishments of fireworks in the City of Parsons and shall be distributed to the news media as soon as possible.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any order of the City Manager in force as a result of this article shall be, upon conviction by the Municipal Court, guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
[Adopted 9-18-2006 by Ord. No. 6097]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to keep, store, or sell within the City of Parsons, Kansas, or the City-administered three-mile zoning area, any fireworks, except that fireworks may be sold at retail each year from June 30 to July 4, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day. Fireworks may be stored in a secure area or vehicle from June 25, 7:00 a.m. to July 10, 11:00 p.m. Any advertising sign and erected stand or tent shall be removed by July 10, 11:00 p.m. A retail firework stand will only be allowed in commercially zoned areas, and outside firework stands cannot be located within 50 feet of a structure. Each retail firework stand or structure shall obtain a permit at a cost of $50 from the City of Parsons and show proof of tax registry. Each retail firework stand shall be inspected by the City of Parsons Fire Department before selling fireworks.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to discharge fireworks in the City of Parsons, Kansas, except that fireworks may be discharged each year from June 30 to July 4, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day, and further except that organized displays may be allowed at other times of the year with permission from the City Manager.
It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his or her possession or to set off or discharge any fireworks or firecrackers without permission of the approving agency in the following areas: Forest Park, Marvel Park, Swimming Pool, Arboretum, Glenwood Park, McElhaney Park, Lopez Park, Railroad Park, Clark Park, Circle Park, Winway Park, Tolen Creek Park, Prairie West Park, any new parks created by the City, and the Oakwood Cemetery.
The regulations of the Fire Marshal of the State of Kansas governing the sale, handling, storage, and discharge of fireworks are hereby adopted by reference as if fully set out herein. Three copies of such regulations shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk.
A violation of this article shall be punished as a Class C misdemeanor.