ORDINANCE 585

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 7, FIRE PROTECTION AND FIREWORKS, BY ADDING CHAPTER 3 - FIREWORKS

 

 

WHEREAS, the City of Norris has the responsibility to maintain and protect the health, welfare, and safety of its citizens, and      

 

WHEREAS, the City of Norris City Council wishes to amend certain aspects of the Fire Protection and Fireworks Code, and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Norris City Council is empowered to make changes to City Code per Article IV and Article V of the City Charter, and

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NORRIS AS FOLLOWS:

 

SECTION 1:  That a chapter 3 be added to Title 7 of the City Code that states:

 

CHAPTER 3, FIREWORKS

7-301. Sale and manufacture of fireworks prohibited.

7-302. Definition of fireworks.

7-303. Discharge of fireworks prohibited within the city.

7-304. Violations.

7-305. Public fireworks displays.

 

7-301. Sale and manufacture of fireworks prohibited. The sale or manufacture of any fireworks within the corporate limits of the City of Norris, Tennessee, is prohibited

 

7-302. Definition of fireworks. "Fireworks" means and includes any combustible or explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or device prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation, and shall include blank cartridges, toy pistols, toy cannons, toy canes, or toy guns in which explosives are used, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, Daygo bombs, sparklers, or other devices of like construction and any devices containing any explosive or flammable compound, or any tablet or other device containing an explosive substance, except that the term "fireworks" shall not include any auto flares, paper caps containing not in excess of an average of twenty-five hundredths (.25) of a grain of explosive content per cap, and toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices for use of such caps, the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times.

 

7-303. Discharge of fireworks prohibited within the city. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any type of fireworks within the city limits.

 

7-304. Violations. It shall be unlawful for any person or organization to violate any provision of this chapter. Violations shall be punished according to the general penalty provision of this code of ordinances.

 

7-305. Public fireworks displays. Public fireworks displays will be permitted under the following conditions: (1) Public fireworks display is a City sponsored event (2) A draft site plan showing the location and lay-out of the area where the fireworks will be discharged will be required. (3) Documented approval by the State Fire Marshall and other units of government as may be required by law.  

 

 

SECTION 2:  This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval as required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

Adopted First reading: September 14, 2015

 

Public Hearing:  October 12, 2015

 

                      Adopted Second reading: October 12, 2015