CHAPTER VII. FIRECHAPTER VII. FIRE\ARTICLE 2. FIREWORKS

It shall be unlawful for any person, or persons, firm, corporation, or other business entity, association, or organization of any kind, whether for profit or otherwise, including all paid and/or volunteer employees, agents and workers, to keep, store, display for sale, fire or discharge any fireworks in the city as defined by the rules and regulations of the Kansas state fire marshal, except as provided in this code. The term fireworks shall include firecrackers (exceeding one inch in length), Roman candles, sky rockets, pin wheels, cap or toy pistols (except such pistols or any like device designed to discharge paper caps containing not more than .25 of grains of explosive mixture), canes, bombs, cannons or other like devices and all classes of fireworks that may be shot into the air or propelled over the ground by explosive discharges or any device using blank cartridges.

(Code 1962, 8-501; Code 2012)

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person, or persons, firm, corporation, or other business entity, association, or organization of any kind, whether for profit or otherwise, including all paid and/or volunteer employees, agents and workers, to fire or discharge any fireworks in the City except between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on the fourth day of July only. However, the governing body may authorize the city manager to grant permission for the public display of fireworks for special events by responsible individuals or organizations when such display or displays shall be of such a character and so located, discharged and fired as shall not be a fire hazard or endanger persons or surrounding property. The governing body may also expand or restrict the allowable dates and times of discharge.

(b)   It shall be unlawful for any person, or persons, firm, corporation, or other business entity, association, or organization of any kind, whether for profit or otherwise, including all paid and/or volunteer employees, agents and workers, to explode or fire any fireworks within the fire limits zone or in or about any motor vehicle or near any animal.

(Ord. 1259; Code 2006; Ord. 1459; Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for any person, or persons, firm, corporation, or other business entity, association, or organization of any kind, whether for profit or otherwise, including all paid and/or volunteer employees, agents and workers, to sell, display for sale or offer to sell, within the city, any fireworks except between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. commencing June 27th and through July 4th of each year.

(Ord. 1259, Sec. 2; Code 2006; Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for any person, or persons, firm, corporation, or other business entity, association, or organization of any kind, whether for profit or otherwise, including all paid and/or volunteer employees, agents and workers, to sell at retail any type of fireworks without first paying a fee of $25.00 to the city clerk and securing a license therefor.

(Code 1962, 8-506; Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for any person, or persons, firm, corporation, or other business entity, association, or organization of any kind, whether for profit or otherwise, including all paid and/or volunteer employees, agents and workers, to sell, fire, or be in possession of bottle rockets, fireworks with metallic streamers, or similar fireworks devices within the city.

(Ord. 950, Sec. 1; Code 2006; Code 2012)

The chief of the fire department, or city fire marshal, is authorized to seize and confiscate all fireworks which may be kept, stored or used in violation of any section of this article, and all of the rules of the state fire marshal. He or she shall dispose of all such fireworks as may be directed by the city governing body.

(Code 1962, 8-504)