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Ordinance 2001-07

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCES NO. 89 AND NO.
93 OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, AND
REGULATING USE OF FIREWORKS AND PROHIBITING SALE
OF FIREWORKS WITHIN THE CITY OF JOHNSON AND
PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO.
WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 89 of the City of Johnson regulated the shooting of fireworks
within the City and prohibited the sale of fireworks within the City.
WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 93 of the City of Johnson prohibited the shooting of fireworks
within the City thereby amending Ordinance No. 89.
WHEREAS, the effect of Ordinance No. 93 has been to cause some confusion not intended
by the City Council.
WHEREAS, the use of fireworks and the sale of fireworks are hazardous activities that
present risk to residents of and visitors to the City.
THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
JOHNSON, ARKANSAS:
Section 1: It is unlawful and prohibited for any person or entity to offer for sale, to
expose for sale or to sell at retail any fireworks (firecrackers, roman candles, bottle rockets or other
display fireworks) within the City limits of Johnson, Arkansas.
Section 2: It is unlawful and prohibited for any person or entity to use, explode, shoot,
discharge or otherwise ignite any fireworks ((firecrackers, roman candles, bottle rockets or other
display fireworks) within the City limits of Johnson, Arkansas, except that:
a) during the hours of 6:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on July 3 and July 4 of each year and
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from 12:00 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. on January 1 of each year, the use of fireworks shall
be allowed provided there are no burn bans or fire warnings due to dry conditions;
b) use of fireworks during the hours set forth above shall be by an adult or directly under
adult supervision.
Section 3: Violation of Section 1 or Section 2 by any person or entity shall, upon
conviction, be a violation and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor
more than one hundred dollars ($ 100.00) for each offense. Each sale of fireworks shall be considered
a separate offense.